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Eve McBride has received hundreds of letters about her columns, but what really touched her was finding a column tacked to the inside of a friend’s kitchen cupboard door. Her “poignant, often humorous glimpses at human complexity” had hit home again.

Through the columns we see the passage of a personal journalist from the 1980s to the 1990s, her insightful reflections in a mutating society. Dandelions Help is a collection of columns from The Gazette and The Toronto Star selected to reflect reader response over the years. “Dandelions Help” generated the most mail, closely followed by “Satin Shoes”.

Eve McBride’s path has taken her from Ontario to Whitehorse to Toronto to Montreal. In the Yukon with her husband and four daughters, she was Curator of the Art Gallery of the Whitehorse Library. Back in Toronto, she worked with Peter Gzowski on CBC’s “Morningside”, then went on to write her newspaper columns.

Her success, says Peter Gzowski, comes from her being “a graceful and perceptive observer.” Read her and find out about “First Bra”. “Last Grad”, “Worms”, “Police Chase”, and “Bryan Adama”. Eve McBride would also quote Virginia Wolfe: “The beauty of the world has two edges, one of laughter, one of anguish, cutting the heart asunder.” Eve McBride shows us these two edges, while she paints for us life’s unpredictable canvasses.

“Inspiration, humour, insight.” GOOD TIMES.

“Courage to wear her heart on her sleeve.” THE GAZETTE

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