Party on, bookworms: Mike Myers will soon be able to add “author” to his business card. The Canadian comic legend is coming out with an illustrated book about his home and native land in late fall 2016.
Described as “part memoir, part history and complete entertainment” by Myers’ publisher, Doubleday Canada, the book will offer the comic’s personal take on Canada, including images from Myers’ own archive.
Myers, best known for his iconic characters Wayne Campbell, Austin Powers, Dr. Evil and Shrek, described the book – his first – as a tardy centennial tribute in a press release on Tuesday. “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 comic, who has stars on both the Canadian and Hollywood Walks of Fame, has always been a patriotic proponent of his homeland. “I’m an actor, producer and writer, but no description of me is complete without saying I’m a Canadian,” says Myers.
Myers talks about his Canadian identity in the tongue-and-cheek documentary Being Canadian. Watch a clip below: