You Had Me At Hydro

What’s Different in Canada by Kevin Bracken. self-published, 2016.

whatsdifferentcanadaIt’s not encyclopedic, it’s not academic, and it’s not a deep dive, but its the funniest guide to what people who grew up in the US will find different in Canada that I’ve ever read. (I found the book while looking up why Canadians call electrical power “hydro.”) It’s based on Bracken’s web site, which is based on his own experiences. He moved to Canada after the election of George W. Bush, ending up really liking it, and settled down there.  He talks about everything from Kraft Dinner to saying “sorry.” Even if you don’t plan on moving to Canada, it’ll help you seek out unique experiences on your next trip there. Get it while it’s free!

For extra credit, listen to Lisa LeBlanc’s songs Lignes d’Hydro and Kraft Dinner while you read.

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