Jim Foster is a humour columnist for the Orillia Packet and Times, the Owen Sound Sun Times, the Midland Free Press and the Collingwood Enterprise-Bulletin. He is a contributing writer for Dave Broadfoot's Comedy Crusade and TV Specials. He is a gag writer for Playboy magazine, a reader at the Stephen Leacock Museum and a popular public speaker in Central Ontario.
I Hate to Complain, But...
It is rare that one can pick up a book and find all the answers to the problems of Life. Yet in this one book, we find these answers, and learn a few more things that will keep us up at night. What really happened when Mike Harris woke up after emergency surgery in a hospital still smarting from budget cuts? Why did Linda Tripp turn on Bill Clinton? How many people knew that after the Manhattan Project, the world’s leading scientists gathered at Jane Russell’s house to devise the strapless bra?
This is a book for everyone: it’s an exercise program for the not-too-ambitious senior, a step-by-step guide for the teenage lad on his first date, an advice column for the young spinster who, at the ripe old age of 22, is still trying to find a first-class man.
We listen in as two American broadcasters cover the Olympic Games as only Americans can.
We learn that even the big guns at the TSE were unaware of the biggest corporate takeover in history when S Claus Corp seized control of its philanthropic rival, EasterBunCo.
Yet, for all its humour, the book still brings us close to tears as the author reveals the tragedy of his thirty-year love affair with Sophia Loren.
If Shakespeare were alive today, he would read this book?
"I Hate to Complain, But... is that rare phenomenon - a truly funny book of humor."