"This book, written with clarity and passion, poses a simple and ever radical question: what would happen if political methods were in the service of meaning, and not the other way around? What power of national resolve, what energy of purpose would be released, if only we were to define the meaning of Canada's unique place in the world? We must separate political strategy and history; we must acknowledge that meaningful action is not always tied to the money grid; we need a meaningful narrative in order to contribute meaningful action. This is what Dryden means by the phrase "becoming Canada"; and this wise and ardent book is meant to open the discussion."
-- Anne Michaels
"Ken Dryden's Becoming Canada is a timely, passionate, urgent, and provocative book that dares parliamentarians and citizens to re-imagine our politics and our future as a country. It launches an important debate about what Canada could and should be."
-- Guy Vanderhaeghe
"This book challenged me, provoked me and inspired me to ask new questions about what it means to be Canadian. There seem to be so few filters between Ken Dryden's beating heart and the words in this book. That is a rare and gorgeous thing."
-- Sarah Polley
"Ken Dryden is obsessed with finding the story of Canada, a narrative we can believe in and which - in his words - will make us better." "Becoming Canada is a personal and deeply committed work of national storytelling written from an exceptionally valuable point of view. Full of detail, care and passion, this is a book that speaks of who we are, and who we must aspire to become."
-- Atom Egoyan
"Ken Dryden and I don't agree on how new Canadians need to fit in. But we do agree on how great a country this is and how we need to know that about ourselves. And what he writes about politics is fantastic. Read this book."
-- Don Cherry
"Some guys, you ask them the time and they build you a watch. In Dryden's head is a big counshow more