Mike Myers may hold citizenship in three countries, but he seems to take his civic duties most seriously whenever he’s in his native Canada: Last October, the actor-comedian risked a stern lecture from a Mountie when he joined John Oliver on Last Week Tonight to dissuade his fellow Canucks from reelecting Stephen Harper as Prime Minister. Now Myers is set to educate readers at large (or just the ones interested in the Great White North) on the history of Canada, as the CBC reports he’s signed a deal with Doubleday Canada to write a book that’s “part memoir, part history and complete entertainment.”
The as-yet-untitled book will be fully illustrated, and will include “the comic’s personal take on Canada” as well as images from his own archive. His objective is to “show what makes Canada Canada, Canadians Canadians, and what being Canadian has always meant to him.” Myers, who was born in Ontario, has also offered up the book as a Centennial tribute to his homeland, even though he admitted in a press release that he was a little late to the party:
“I’m an actor, producer and writer, but no description of me is complete without saying I’m a Canadian. 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.”
The book—which we hope is chockablock with anecdotes about going to Tim Hortons, or sitting down with his family to watch Underneath The Tunes—is scheduled to be released late fall 2016. In the meantime, check out this trailer for Rob Cohen’s documentary Being Canadian, which features Myers as one of the native experts.