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DAD WEIRDNESS

Nav­i­gat­ing par­ent­hood is prob­a­bly the tough­est job out the re . But Ben Fal­cone gets to do i t along­side the hi­lar­i­ous Melissa McCarthy, his wife, who notes in the book’s fore­ward, “To truly trans­late the gen­tle kind­ness and supreme weirdness that is Ben Fal­cone is no small task.” Fal­cone takes us into his world of fa­ther­hood in a comedic mem­oir loaded with his own par­ent­ing sto­ries (he and McCarthy have two daugh­ters) and sto­ries from his child­hood with his “fear­less, thun­der­ously loud and fe­ro­ciously funny” fa­ther. BE­ING A DAD IS WEIRD: LESSONS IN FA­THER­HOOD FROM MY FAM­ILY TO YOURS BY BEN FAL­CONE, $ 30, BOOK­STORES

OH, NO, CANADA

Is our home and na­tive land not what we thought it was? Ac­cord­ing to the Canada­land Guide to Canada we mild-man­nered, ex­ceed­ingly po­lite Cana­di­ans are hid­ing many dark se­crets and scan­dals within our his­tory, pol­i­tics and cul­ture. The ex­posé’s ab­sur­dist tone is on dis­play in sec­tion ti­tles like “Our Drunk, Racist Dad” and “Our Prime Min­is­ters: Are They F—kable?” THE CANADA­LAND GUIDE TO

CANADA BY JESSE BROWN, $ 25, BOOK­STORES

EAT THE NA­TION

If your dad is Cana­dian and a foodie, he should buckle up for this 37,000kilo­me­tre road trip, en­com­pass­ing 10 prov­inces, three ter­ri­to­ries, seven is­lands and a lot of food. With more than 100 Cana­dian recipes, like Prairie Cherry Galette and Eggs Galiano, he’ll be able to recre­ate the five-month cross-coun­try culi­nary ad­ven­ture of au­thors Lind­say An­der­son and Dana VanVeller. FEAST: RECIPES AND STO­RIES FROM

A CANA­DIAN ROAD TRIP BY LIND­SAY AN­DER­SON AND DANA VANVELLER, $21, BOOK­STORES

GUYS WITH STYLE

Giuseppe San­ta­maria again cap­tures the individuality and unique style of fash­ion­is­tos in cities like Syd­ney, Tokyo, Lon­don, Paris, Madrid, New York and (drum roll, please) Toronto. This photo jour­nal, the third for Toronto na­tive San­ta­maria, is based on his street­style blog, Men in This Town. MEN IN THIS TOWN: ALONE IN A

CROWD BY GIUSEPPE SAN­TA­MARIA, $13, BOOK­STORES

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