1954 - Pardon My Parka - Joan Walker

Leacock Medal Lesson #8 - The Limits on Self-deprecating Humour  

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“I laugh when I look at my copy of the 1954 Leacock Medal winner, Pardon My Parka, by Joan Walker, because of the irony. I didn’t find the book particularly funny and probably liked it the least of the award-winning bunch.   Yet I paid more for it than any other book.”

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