When Steve Pitt applied to Humber College's culinary program in 2004 the Registrar informed him that, based on his high school marks from the early seventies, she did not believe he had the necessary English comprehension skills to be a cook. Despite that, Steve Pitt has been a professional writer for more than thirty years. His articles have appeared in a myriad of magazines and newspapers, including Chatelaine, Canadian Living, Toronto Life, the Globe and Mail, and the Toronto Star.
Writing on humorous subjects has always been one of Pitt's favourite pastimes, and in 1980 he won the Periodical Distributors Author's Award for humour for an article that appeared in Harrowsmith magazine. His first book, Rain Tonight: A Tale of Hurricane Hazel, was nominated for the Silver Birch, Rocky Mountain, and Red Cedar awards.
In addition to being a writer, Steve has worked as a movie extra, army reserve soldier, dishwasher, farmhand, martial arts instructor, bartender, youth outreach worker, armoured-truck guard, Yukon gold prospector, manager of a shelter for homeless men, goose rancher, lay minister, bar bouncer, resort cook, and stay-at-home dad.
You can read two of Pitt's tales of hilarity in the pages of Never Trust a Smiling Bear. Northwest Passage deals with an absurd attempt to detour around a long-weekend traffic jam near Toronto, while Jambon is the story of sharing an escargot lunch with a dog at a fine French restaurant. Bridgeross Communications recently released a collection of Pitt's best humour in the book My Life and Other Lies.
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