101 Letters to a Prime Minister: The Complete Letters to Stephen Harper

101 Letters to a Prime Minister: The Complete Letters to Stephen Harper

Yann Martel / Sep 18, 2019

Letters to a Prime Minister The Complete Letters to Stephen Harper From the mailbox of the Prime Minister s Office to your bookshelf a list of than books that every Canadian should read This largely one sided correspondence from the loneliest book club in the wo

  • Title: 101 Letters to a Prime Minister: The Complete Letters to Stephen Harper
  • Author: Yann Martel
  • ISBN: 9780307402073
  • Page: 270
  • Format: Paperback
  • From the mailbox of the Prime Minister s Office to your bookshelf, a list of than 100 books that every Canadian should read This largely one sided correspondence from the loneliest book club in the world is a compendium for bibliophiles and those who follow the Canadian political scene Smart, subversive, signed, sealed, and now available to youeven if your addrFrom the mailbox of the Prime Minister s Office to your bookshelf, a list of than 100 books that every Canadian should read This largely one sided correspondence from the loneliest book club in the world is a compendium for bibliophiles and those who follow the Canadian political scene Smart, subversive, signed, sealed, and now available to youeven if your address is not 80 Wellington Street.

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    About "Yann Martel"

      • Yann Martel

        Yann Martel is the author of Life of Pi, the 1 international bestseller and winner of the 2002 Man Booker among many other prizes He is also the award winning author of The Facts Behind the Helsinki Roccamatios winner of the Journey Prize , Self, Beatrice Virgil, and 101 Letters to a Prime Minister Born in Spain in 1963, Martel studied philosophy at Trent University, worked at odd jobs tree planter, dishwasher, security guard and traveled widely before turning to writing He lives in Saskatoon, Canada, with the writer Alice Kuipers and their four children Become a fan of Yann on Facebook.


    586 Comments

    1. At first, I hated the idea of this book--Stephen Harper cannot possibly care what Yann Martel thinks he should read. But the more I read, the less that mattered and the more I thought about the importance of what a leader consumes in shaping who they are and how they lead.Although I found it a little overtly left-leaning, the letter format is intimate and direct, the list of books is superb, and by the end I found myself wondering how my own reading list impacts my work, my friendships, and my l [...]


    2. For me, this was a collection of 101 love letters to literature. My to read list just grew by a lot and I am reminded of why I am an avid reader. I strongly recommend to all book lovers, or anyone who wants to try and understand us.


    3. I doubt that Stephen Harper read any of these books or letters but I still find myself charmed by the idea of interacting with your head of state this way. What would you want your leader to read? As Martel asks:Because that has been the whole point of our literary duet, hasn’t it? If you haven’t read, now or earlier, any of the books I have suggested, or books like them, if you haven’t read The Death of Ivan Ilych or any other Russian novel, if you haven’t read Miss Julia or any other S [...]


    4. Things I learned:Stephen Harper is an ungrateful ass. The guy who wrote Maus was also responsible for Garbage Pail kids. Jeannette Winterson owns a food shop. I am quite bad at French these days, to the extent of mistranslating Christian as cretin.


    5. A friend is hoping to attend the Editors Canada conference, and they recently announced Yann Martel as a speaker. That reminded me that I've wanted to read about this since I first heard about it. The involvement (or lack of involvement of) a Prime Minister is an interesting hook, but I read it for the recommendations. I love receiving ideas on what to read next and in this book Yann Martel provides me with more than 100.


    6. Read this for an author research project, but Martel has inspired me to read more through his elegant yet blunt manner in explaining the importance of the arts. Everyone should read this book, particularly adults who no longer read, so as to remind themselves that perhaps the essence of life is not sitting in front of a computer all day long staring at meaningless numbers. That being said, there were times when the book became overwhelming near the end, simply because it is difficult to take in [...]


    7. I think Yann Martel took on a great task for a good reason. I do not know if he intended it, but he shared a great book list with all the rest of the reading world. A thank you goes from me to him. I wonder what such an American list would look like.


    8. The premise intrigued me, writing a bi-weekly letter to the PM and mailing it with a carefully selected book. Yann Martel kept this going for four years, despite never once receiving a reply from his intended recipient.The letters varied widely, sometimes about how the selected book was written, or little known facts about it's author, or how the book fit into present day politics. I must admit that I felt as time progressed with no response, Yann Martel got bolder with his opinions and criticis [...]


    9. I did not intend to sit down and blow through this in one sitting but that is exactly what happened. That's 101 (mostly) unanswered letters that Yann Martel (Life of Pi, Beatrice and Virgil) wrote to former Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper. Each letter contained the title (or two, or three) of a book that he suggested Mr. Harper read. He even sent a copy of each book with the letter. This happened every two weeks. For 101 letters he received 7 responses, none of which from Harper himself.T [...]


    10. challenge one to set yourself a reading challenge. I am not one to read for speed, I read and digest and reread and savour way too much. But I have found my reading goal! I want to read all the books Yann recommended to Stephan Harper! Where on earth will you find a more well thought out and inspiring list? With motivation and discussion of each! I plan to read his review of the book when I am reading the book- either before or after the read or both. I'm sure I will find out what works best as [...]




    11. ayearofbooksblog/2016/06/“every person has a space next to where they sleep, whether a patch of pavement or a fine bedside table. In that space, at night, a book can glow. And in those moments of docile wakefulness, when we begin to let go of the day, then is the perfect time to pick up a book and be someone else, for a few minutes, a few pages, before we fall asleep.”Listening to Yann Martel speak about his experience supporting a one sided “busy-busy-busy short book club” with the form [...]


    12. Having met Yann Martel at SKFOW, reading this is like having him tell about a favourite book. Actually, 101 favourites. The concept of sending a book every two weeks is brilliant and maybe someone should copy with the current leader of America. In reading, admittedly skimming some, the letters my tbr pile grew not only with the books sent but also books referred to it reviews of another work by the author. I learned a bit more about my new home country as well.


    13. 2017 Modern Mrs Darcy Reading Challenge: A book about reading or writingI was intrigued by the premise: "What is Stephen Harper (the then prime minister of Canada) reading?". I see it as trying to understand the man behind the politician. Our experiences shape us to be who we are and our reading life is part of those experiences.The letters explain why Martel chose that particular book and I found it really interesting to learn about the process. Many of those books were on my To Read list so I [...]


    14. Kind of presumptuous on Martel's part, but Harper probably should have sent a thank you card himselfAn interesting list of books, a few I've read, a few I've been meaning to read, a few I have heard of, and many I had not. I've added the books to my to-read list and will refer to this list when I'm stumped looking for something to read.


    15. Le choix des livres envoyés à Harper était intéressant, mais j'ai trouvé les lettres de Yann Martel plutôt ennuyantes à lire. Il aurait peut-être fallu un peu plus d'humour, d'ironie, d'un je-ne-sais-quoi pour rendre la lecture plaisante.


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