Please join me for a fabulous night of laughter, conversation and songs.
Publisher Douglas and McIntyre, present Deborah Kimmett’s new book:
     Window Shopping for God
         ( a comedian’s search for meaning)
 “A beautifully written bittersweet journey celebrating the triumph of spirit. A remarkable read.” —@Ron James, comedian and bestselling author of All Over the Map: Rambles and Ruminations from the Canadian Road!
 Musical guest, Barbara Johnston ( Wannabees Spice Girls Tribute band)
In Conversation with actress and writer: Amanda Cordner ( CBC’s Sort Of, Station 11, Baroness Von Sketch) We will talk spirituality, addiction, comedy and scones.

There will be free desserts

Coffee, beer and spirits to buy!
May 8th at 7 pm-8:30 pm
Special thanks to TYPE Books who will be selling copies of the book! Get your autographed copy and support a local bookseller.
If you can’t come please pre-order your copy of the book today!
Blurbs and Good Stuff people are saying!!

Window Shopping for God is a mesmerizing book of unflinch 

ing honesty, poignancy and yes, the trademark Kimmett hilarity.  

Addiction, birth, death, Catholics, Buddhists, witches, therapists,  

family, friends, this book has it all. Please read about Deborah’s  

search for a belief system, the meaning of life and good scones.  

You won’t be sorry. 

—Colin Mochrie, star of Whose Line Is It Anyway? 

With this bold and honest story, Deborah Kimmett’s unique voice  

is a beacon in today’s society where women of a certain age are  

rarely seen, let alone heard. Honesty and comedy make for a  

powerful combination. As we say in the business, know your audi 

ence. Deborah not only knows her audience but she’s captured us  


—Tracy L. Rideout, former executive producer,  

CBC Radio Comedy 

Window Shopping for God is a fun page-turner of a book. An  

irreverent, poignant, utterly readable and sometimes hysterical  

look at the dark, disturbing but mostly hilarious moments in  

Deborah Kimmett’s life. 

—Mary Walsh, comedian and co-star of  

CBC’s This Hour has 22 Minutes 

As moving as it is hilarious, Deborah Kimmett’s memoir lays bare  

the life of a Second City comic. She revels in onstage triumphs  

and gets abruptly fired, dates far too many musicians, battles alco 

holism, finds sobriety and lurches into motherhood by birthing  

two babies in a year, one of them achingly premature. All the while,  

Kimmett is looking for God, and we’re with her on every step of  

her rowdy and riveting quest. 

—Lesley Krueger, author of Far Creek Road 

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Poignant, vulnerable, and above all, hilarious. Deborah Kimmett  

walks us through moments big and small with honesty, self 

deprecation and a little bit of side-eye. Her ability to make us laugh  

during some of the hard times in her life might make it easier for  

us to revisit some of our own hard times with a new perspective  

that allows for a little more grace and compassion for ourselves  

and the people around us. Reading Window Shopping for God will  

make you want to sit down with Deb and wax philosophical over a  

cappuccino…and then make fun of people who wax philosophical. 

—Allison Dore, host of The Breakdown (SiriusXM)  

and founder of Howl & Roar Records 

Searingly, brutally and hilariously honest!! A beautifully writ 

ten bittersweet journey celebrating the triumph of spirit. A  

remarkable read. 

—Ron James, comedian and bestselling author of  

All Over the Map: Rambles and Ruminations  

from the Canadian Road 

Window Shopping for God feels like finding a new friend. It  

made me cry because I was laughing so hard, and sometimes  

it just made me cry, in a good way. You’ll love this book if you’re  

a recovering Catholic; struggled with addiction; been a mother;  

had a mother; had a dog; searched for something called God… 

what the hell, you’ll love this book. 

—Kate Story, Governor General’s Literary Award finalist  

and theatre artist 


A hilarious, poignant and moving memoir from a very funny lady.  

Window Shopping for God is a must-read for anyone who has ever  

found themselves searching for meaning, only to discover it hiding  

in plain sight. I couldn’t put it down, and I laughed so hard I cried.  

This is one of those books that will make people ask, “what ARE 

you reading???” I highly recommend this book. 

—Colette Baron-Reid, author, educator and artist 

A remarkable book, by a remarkable woman, Window Shopping  

for God will take you on an emotional rollercoaster that ricochets  

between hilarity and empathy. It is truly heartwarming. 

—David Brady, film & television producer 

If you’re looking for God, you might not find what you’re looking  

for in the pages of this book. But if you’re looking to tag along for  

an uproarious spiritual journey of self-revelation, forgiveness and  

transcendence—wherein the line between truth and memory and  

outright invention is as inscrutable as an act of divine interven 

tion—this is the book for you. Window Shopping for God is daring,  

innovative and side-splitting. 

—Joel Thomas Hynes, Governor General’s  

Literary Award-winning author