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In this wickedly funny novel, one bad afternoon and two regrettable comments make the inimitable Philip Sharpe go viral for all the worst reasons.

Dr. Philip Sharpe, absent-minded professor extraordinaire, teaches philosophy at the University of Toronto and is one of Canada's most combative public intellectuals. But when a live TV debate with his fiercest rival goes horribly off the rails, an oblivious Philip says some things to her that he really shouldn't have.

As a clip of Philip's "slip" goes viral, it soon reveals all the cracks and fissures in his marriage with his young, stay-at-home wife, Grace. And while the two of them try to get on the same side of the situation, things quickly spiral out of control.

Can Philip make amends and save his marriage? Is there any hope of salvaging his reputation? To do so, he'll need to take a hard look at his on-air comments, and to conscript a band of misfits in a scheme to set things right.
ISBN: 9781459735750
Branch Call Number: PB FICTION SAM


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Dec 18, 2017

Mark Sampson has created a protagonist to relate a highbrow satire with a serving of humour. I enjoyed the book which talks about Philip Sharpe being cornered into a "slip" on TV after he had a tiff with his wife. The slip takes on a life of its own and keeps us enthralled. Given the fact that Philip Sharpe is a Philosophy professor, Sampson is able to use a deep vocabulary.

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