Mike Myers to pay homage to Canada in new book

Funny man Mike Myers is taking his love for Canada to the bookshelves. The proud Toronto native is working on a self-described “part memoir, part history and complete entertainment” book about his home and native land.

"I'm an actor, producer and writer, but no description of me is complete without saying I'm a Canadian," says the actor in a statement, adding, "In 1967, Canada turned 100. Canadians all across the country made Centennial projects. This book is my Centennial Project. I'm handing it in a little late.....sorry."

Kristin Cochrane, president and publisher of Penguin Random House Canada, has revealed that the book will be “very funny – of course – but also a deeply personal and insightful take on Canadians and Canada as a whole. Mike will bring his love for Canada centre stage at a time when the country is once again preparing to play a larger role on the international stage." The fully illustrated publication will be released just in time for the holidays, making it the perfect stocking stuffer for every Canadian.

Mike received his star on Canada's Walk of Fame in 2003. Photo: © Getty Images

The 52-year-old star has always let his love for Canada shine, whether it be through his unwavering support for his beloved Toronto Maple Leafs or talking about his homeland during interviews. Most recently he interrupted fellow Canuck Ryan Gosling’s hosting duties on Saturday Night Live to encourage the actor to use his citizenship to win over Hollywood.

The apology-ridden monologue featured the stars review some of the country’s most famous exports (think Degrassi Junior High and “Sir” Justin Bieber) and finished with a very Canadian Christmas carol.

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