Forever Hip: A New Book on Canada’s Fave Rock Band Makes a Great Gift

What Is Hip Book

What It Is: The Tragically Hip is as Canadian as Canada gets, really. And when frontman Gord Downie announced his terminal cancer diagnosis, hundreds of thousands of Canadians scrambled to get tickets to the band’s final run of shows, followed by 11.7 million of them tuning it to watch the group’s finale performance in Ottawa. The curious thing? The Hip have never had huge awareness outside of their true north strong and free. Until now. Pop journalist Mark Shapiro has written the first American book about one of Canada’s most endearing rock legends, exploring their three-decade career, from humble roots in Kingston to becoming pure rock royalty. Not only does the book give you a deep look at the band’s wild success in Canada, it also touches on their sojourns outside the nation – including an impressive run as an opening act for the likes of The Rolling Stone and The Who. It’s a wonderful gift for any fan of the spotlight-eschewing band!

Who It’s For: Your dad, for Father’s Day. Your Hip-loving friend, for a summer read. Your all-Canadian spouse, for a timely birthday present.

What It Costs: $27.25 for the paperback edition.

Where It’s At: Buy it wherever books are sold, including places like Amazon.

Want to win a copy of this riveting read? Here’s how to enter for your chance:

1) First & foremost: you must be a subscriber to the Canadian Gift Guide to enter this giveaway. It’s as simple as finding ‘The Gift of Gab’ box in the righthand column and dropping in your email or clicking follow. Then leave me a comment below by June 20, 2017 telling me who in your life would love to read this book.

2) Entries are limited to one per person / per email address / per household (or more if you score bonus entries). A random draw will be conducted on or around June 21, 2017 to select the winner, who will have 48 hours to respond before another winner is chosen in their place.

3) Entries are limited to Canadians that have reached the age of majority in their province. Quebec is not eligible for this promotion.

4) BONUS: Earn a bonus entry by following Riverdale Avenue Books (the publisher) on Twitter and Tweeting about the book / giveaway, tagging them + me (@cdngiftguide). Link back to your Tweet in a separate comment below.

69 Responses to “Forever Hip: A New Book on Canada’s Fave Rock Band Makes a Great Gift”
  1. aketch says:

    This would be a perfect gift for my husband.

  2. DebP says:

    My son would enjoy reading it. He grew up with the music,

  3. katydidit21 says:

    I’m a big fan and so is my son. I think we would both enjoy it.

  4. Aimee says:

    My brother in law would love this book. I am a subscriber

  5. Lindsey says:

    I would love this book. I’ve been to see the hip six times including their last concert!

  6. Judy says:

    My brother would read this book, he’s a big fan.

  7. Joan G. says:

    This book would be a great read for most of my family. My husband, daughter, son-in-law and myself are all Tragically Hip fans and would love this read.

  8. Kimberley Graham says:

    I would love to have this book.I’ve been a Hip fan for over 20 some years.. :):)

  9. Todd P. says:

    My brother Corigan, who is the biggest Tragically Hip fan!

  10. Calvin f. says:

    My mom and I would like to read this book to learn more about this iconic brand

  11. Calvin f. says:

    Twitter entry

  12. Alan Parker says:

    i would be the lucky recipient if I won

  13. Michelle Morin says:

    My mom would love this – she’s a huge hip fan.

  14. Jason Kinnin says:

    perfect fathers day gift

  15. Paula says:

    My son would really enjoy this book!

  16. Giselle says:

    Having been a fan of the Hip for over 20 years, I would love to read the book. I would then pass it on to my boyfriend who is a more recent fan.

  17. Lori O says:

    I would like to read this book.

  18. LINDA says:

    My friends and I would love to read this book.

  19. Jessica Lord says:

    Anyone ! Quintessential Canadian band

  20. Mitchell Vivian says:

    My mom would love to read this book.. she loves the Tragically Hip

  21. Lori P says:

    I very much like to read this book myself. I’ve enjoyed their music for decades!

  22. abluesgirl9 says:

    I think my brother would love this!

  23. Gemma says:

    I would love to read this book myself! I would then share it with my family.

  24. dave says:

    I would read the book myself, then share with friends.

  25. Maria O. says:

    My daughter would love to read this book.

  26. janicour says:

    I have a son and daughter who are huge fans They would love to read it.

  27. Debra says:

    I would be the one reading this book.

  28. Serena Debolt says:

    ME! I want to read this book! I watched every concert as the band travelled across Canada – with a tear in my eye every time.

  29. Theresa Jones says:

    My oldest daughter would LOVE this book

  30. Fran Schwitek says:

    I have a close friend who would really love this book!

  31. Israel Y says:

    great for my dad for fathers day

  32. Filipa Santos says:

    My brother would like to read this book

  33. cookie3 says:

    my son would love this book

  34. Renee a Lacasse says:

    Love these guys

  35. Lorie says:

    This would be an awesome gift for my hubby. We live in Kingston!

  36. eric says:

    I like the ROB ROY RED Instakilt Beach Towel

  37. marlene1970 says:

    A good friend of mine Brian. He is a major tragically hip fan. He thinks they are better than the Beatles.

  38. Andrea Hickey says:

    Would love to gift this to my very deserving cousin, who is a huge fan! 🙂

  39. Anne Derkat says:

    I think either one of my sons would enjoy this book.

  40. Kim K says:

    My hubby would love to read this book.

  41. Angelie Essiembre says:

    I would absolutely love this!!

  42. My brother in law. He is a huge fan.

  43. Elizabeth Peterson says:

    I would love to read this book and my son would also find it interesting

  44. Susan says:

    My son is a huge music lover and I know he would like to read this book.

  45. Margaret Huitema says:

    My future son-in-law would love this book, he loves He’s a great fan of The HIp.

  46. Lisa M says:

    I’m being greedy with this one, it’s for me, but I’ll share when I’m done😊

  47. jared says:

    looks like a good read

  48. Ruth Kazimer says:

    My husband would love to read this book.

  49. tennille fraser says:

    I have seen them in concert twice, as has my husband so this would be greatly enjoyed by us both!

  50. baylou says:

    Several Hip fans in our extended families.

  51. lucy kabatoff says:

    I would enjoy reading this book.

  52. hmrcarlson says:

    I have been a huge Hip fan since their start so I would love to read this book myself!

  53. hmrcarlson says:

  54. darlene boyle says:

    love the band & would love to read the book

  55. edmontonjb says:

    I would love to read this book! I’ve been a Hip fan since I was 11 and they were my first concert at 13.


  56. tess rosario says:

    I would give this book to my mom if i won it! shes a huge fan of the tragically hip

  57. brianna bloch says:

    My husband Brandon would love to read this book, or have me read it to him lol!

  58. Denae Boucher says:

    My brother would love to read this as he is an aspiring musician.

  59. Victoria Ess says:

    My partner and I would both love this book!

  60. I would love to share this book with my cousins. We are all big fans and would all love to read this. This book would travel the globe going to cousin to cousin.

  61. sandra Lebeau says:

    I spent many a night at KCVI listening to them play, when I left Kingston I would visit often and always go see them play.

  62. Narinder Chana says:

    This would be a great read for my nephew.

  63. Rob Bear says:

    My nephew would love to read this book.

  64. Elaine Beierbach says:

    A good bio I am sure.

  65. Allana.D. says:

    My sister Megg would love this book!! 🙂

  66. Kathrine Dubreuil says:

    This would be an amazing book to own – the story of an iconic Canadian band

  67. Lisa S says:

    I think everybody I know would love to read this book! The Tragically Hip have been a huge factor in my life, influencing my career choice and much more.

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