An excerpt on Peter Gzowski on the Canadian Encyclopedia blog

Excerpts of Stories About Storytellers continue to roll out at the Canadian Encyclopedia blog. This week, Doug offers insight into his relationship with legendary CBC broadcaster Peter Gzowski. To read the excerpt, head over to the Canadian Encyclopedia.

(Have you missed the previous excerpts? You can still read the selections on R.D. Symons, James Houston, Morley CallaghanPaul Martin, Barry Broadfoot, Brian Mulroney, Mavis Gallant, Robertson Davies, Alistair MacLeod, Pierre TrudeauStephen Leacock and Alice Munro.)

An excerpt on R.D. Symons on the Canadian Encyclopedia blog

Your weekly dose of Stories About Storytellers continues at the Canadian Encyclopedia blog. This week, Doug tells tales of R.D. Symons, a real Canadian cowboy, and the first author Doug discovered, edited, and published. To read the excerpt, head over to the Canadian Encyclopedia.

(Have you missed the previous excerpts? You can still read the selections on James Houston, Morley CallaghanPaul Martin, Barry Broadfoot, Brian Mulroney, Mavis Gallant, Robertson Davies, Alistair MacLeod, Pierre TrudeauStephen Leacock and Alice Munro.)

An excerpt on James Houston on the Canadian Encyclopedia blog

Treat yourself to a little more Stories About Storytellers at the Canadian Encyclopedia blog. This week, Doug presents James Houston, “the most interesting group of people you will ever meet.” To read the excerpt, head over to the Canadian Encyclopedia.

(Have you missed the previous excerpts? You can still read the selections on W.O. Mitchell, Morley CallaghanPaul Martin, Barry Broadfoot, Brian Mulroney, Mavis Gallant, Robertson Davies, Alistair MacLeod, Pierre TrudeauStephen Leacock and Alice Munro.)

An excerpt on W.O. Mitchell on the Canadian Encyclopedia blog

Your weekly dose of Stories About Storytellers continues at the Canadian Encyclopedia blog. This week, Doug presents W.O. Mitchell, performer and mischief maker. To read the excerpt, head over to the Canadian Encyclopedia.

(Have you missed the previous excerpts? You can still read the selections on Morley CallaghanPaul Martin, Barry Broadfoot, Brian Mulroney, Mavis Gallant, Robertson Davies, Alistair MacLeod, Pierre TrudeauStephen Leacock and Alice Munro.)

An excerpt on Morley Callaghan on the Canadian Encyclopedia blog

Enjoy another selection from  Stories About Storytellers at the Canadian Encyclopedia blog. This week, Doug remembers reading a new Morley Callaghan manuscript under the author’s close supervision. To read the excerpt, head over to the Canadian Encyclopedia.

(Have you missed the previous excerpts? You can still read the selections on Paul Martin, Barry Broadfoot, Brian Mulroney, Mavis Gallant, Robertson Davies, Alistair MacLeod, Pierre TrudeauStephen Leacock and Alice Munro.)

An excerpt on Paul Martin on the Canadian Encyclopedia blog

Sample another story from Stories About Storytellers this Friday at the Canadian Encyclopedia blog. This week, Doug gives his take on what went wrong when Paul Martin was PM. To read the excerpt, head over to the Canadian Encyclopedia.

(Have you missed the previous excerpts? You can still read the selections on Barry Broadfoot, Brian Mulroney, Mavis Gallant, Robertson Davies, Alistair MacLeod, Pierre TrudeauStephen Leacock and Alice Munro.)

An excerpt on Barry Broadfoot on the Canadian Encyclopedia blog

There’s more Stories About Storytellers to enjoy on the Canadian Encyclopedia blog. This week share in Doug’s “Hollywood moment” as he’s presented with a manuscript he knows is a bestseller. To read it, head over to the Canadian Encyclopedia.

(Have you missed the previous excerpts? You can still read the selections on Brian Mulroney, Mavis Gallant, Robertson Davies, Alistair MacLeod, Pierre TrudeauStephen Leacock and Alice Munro.)

“A hell of an interesting life” — The Globe and Mail

The Saturday, October 29th edition of the Globe and Mail contained Linda Leith’s positive review of Stories About Storytellers. Leith concludes,

“Gibson is an engaging and on the whole a modest figure and a very fine raconteur. He, too, has had a hell of an interesting life. His book makes for great reading, and he makes his life in publishing sound like great fun.”

Read the full review here.

The Saturday Globe also published several short excerpts from Stories About Storytellers. Read them here.

An excerpt on Brian Mulroney on the Canadian Encyclopedia blog

Get another sneak peek of  Stories About Storytellers this Friday at the Canadian Encyclopedia blog. This week, Doug shares his experiences working on Brian Mulroney’s memoirs. To read the excerpt, head over to the Canadian Encyclopedia.

(Have you missed the previous excerpts? You can still read the selections on Mavis Gallant, Robertson Davies, Alistair MacLeod, Pierre TrudeauStephen Leacock and Alice Munro.)

An excerpt on Mavis Gallant on the Canadian Encyclopedia blog

Sample another morsel of  Stories About Storytellers  courtesy of the Canadian Encyclopedia’s weekly feature. This week, get the story behind the enigmatic cover quotation — Mavis Gallant exclaiming, “I’ll kill him!”  To read the excerpt, head over to the Canadian Encyclopedia.

(Have you missed the previous excerpts? You can still read the selections on Robertson Davies, Alistair MacLeod, Pierre TrudeauStephen Leacock and Alice Munro.)