Randy Ray is a freelance writer, author and publicist. He worked as a reporter with The London Free Press for 13 years, including three years as the newspaper's Parliament Hill correspondent. He lives in Ottawa.
I Know That Name!
Every day Canadians buy groceries at Sobeyâ€™s, develop film at Blackâ€™s, or grab a coffee at Tim Hortonâ€™s without giving it a second thought. These brands are in our lives and in the public eye. Weâ€™re familiar with the names, but what do we really know about the people who lie behind them? I Know That Name! will answer these questions for you. Itâ€™s full of fun facts, intriguing trivia, and engrossing explorations of more than one hundred Canadian men and women who beat the odds to become household names, including Timothy Eaton, Laura Secord, and J.L. Kraft.
"a great read, full of unusual fats and tasty tidbits, and it's as pure Canadiana as, well, our butter tarts."
"Name-dropping at its best"
"If you want to give your kids a quick history lesson, I Know That Name! is a good place to start."
"I Know Name has sold about 8,000 copies since OctoberIt's now 10th on the Top Canadiana best-seller list compiled by Canadian Booksellers Association."
"a fun, as well as interesting read."
"a breezy, informative and entertaining look at more than 100 Canadian brands."
"perfect for casual browsing."
"full of fascinating facts, terrific trivia and historica photographs."
"easy to read, full of intriguing trivia, and a valuable quick referent to Canadian business personalities."
"a fascinating book with profiles of the greats of the supermarket and food industry."
Mark Kearney lives in London and has worked as a journalist for almost twenty-five years. He has a journalism degree from the University of Western Ontario.