Life's Old Moments


173 pages
Contains Illustrations
ISBN 0-7710-8599-0




Reviewed by P.J. Kemp

P.J. Kemp was a journalist living in Brigham, Quebec.


Stuart Trueman has done what apparently countless other columnists in Canada are doing — collecting what they consider to be the “best” of their writing and binding it up between hard (or semi-hard) covers.

In Trueman’s case, the offerings are allegedly humorous — at least the jacket notes say they’re humorous — short pieces arranged into chapters. The book costs almost $17. As an ardent reader, I look long and hard at a $20 bill before buying a book I very much want, so the idea of throwing away that kind of money on puff that takes less than an hour to read seems scandalous.


Trueman, Stuart, “Life's Old Moments,” Canadian Book Review Annual Online, accessed June 23, 2024,