Geist Review

416260471_370So this happened: someone reviewed Say Wha?!

It’s published in the recent edition of Geist Magazine, which Wikipedia (and we all know how reliable that is) calls “Canada’s most widely read literary magazine.”

This is great since my audience straddles the literary and comedy communities. However, I’d say the majority of Say Wha?! attendees are more likely to go to a literary festival than they would a chain comedy club. My people are more David Sedaris than Dane Cook.

Now, I’m not normally into reading reviews but since it so rarely happens for Say Wha?! I thought I’d check it out. Also this magazine was delivered to my house last week.  So… here’s the review for all to see. There are some errors which I’ll address after you’ve read it – no skipping ahead!

Geist Review


1. There were other readers at this event besides me and McNeil. Brad McNeil did read from Susan Boyle’s autobiography, but it was the talented local reporter Emily Elias who shared Miley Cyrus’s book. You can read my recap post here. Most notably missing from this review was Cameron MacLeod’s reading of R. Kelly’s autobiography Soulacoaster, which I’ll be podcasting in the third episode of Say Wha?! The Podcast this Monday.  I’m assuming this reviewer didn’t stay for the whole show or she would have mentioned this because it was very entertaining.

2. Word choice. Brash? Am I really brash? Lovely – yes. Young- I’ll take it! Funny- I hope so! Brash? I looked it up, it means: “Self-assertive in a rude, noisy, or overbearing way.” Oh my! I’ve never been called rude before. What a c*%t. This reviewer also said I dropped a lot of F-bombs, which I think is relative.

Also ‘groovy’ is not the word I’d use for the Cottage Bistro.

3. I never said she ‘made out’ with a bear, the lead character is Bear has SEX with a bear. At least she tries to when she pours honey on herself. AND that F-in’ book won the Governor General award in 1976, … so much for the standards of the Canadian literary community.

P.S. Y’all know that when I wrote c*%t it was a joke, right? Phewf.

One Reply to “Geist Review”

  1. Brash can also mean: audacious, bold, brazen-faced, cheeky*, cocksure, cocky*, effervescent, flip, foolhardy, forward, hasty, headlong, heedless, hotheaded, ill-advised, impertinent, impetuous, impolitic, impudent, incautious, inconsiderate, indiscreet, insolent, madcap, maladroit, nervy, precipitate, presuming, presumptuous, pushing, rash, reckless, rude, self-asserting, self-assertive, tactless, thoughtless, undiplomatic, untactful, uppity, vivacious…

    I’d love to be considered “vivacious”, a synonym for “brash”. Girl, you lucky!

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