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Now in paperback, the beloved humorists latest and funniest collection of essays ever—“McManus at his curmudgeonly best” (Spokane Spokesman-Review)

Patrick F. McManuss wry wit has made him an American classic, his trademark outdoorsmans humor endearing him not only to fellow wilderness enthusiasts but to anyone who enjoys a good laugh. In his newest collection of hilarious essays, he ponders the strange allure of the RV, a thirtieth-century hunting trip, the art of wrestling toads, the existential implications of being lost, the baffling tendency of animals to outsmart hunters, the singular pleasure of doubling the size of every fish that gets away, and what happens when a bear named Pooky decides to hibernate in the attic.

Combining the curmudgeonly voice of Dave Barry and the clever insights of Garrison Keillor with his own keen sense of the absurd, McManus brilliantly captures the funny and strange in our everyday existence, while managing to evoke a childlike wonder at the natural world.

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In his newest collection of hilarious essays, the beloved humorist brilliantly captures the funny and strange in everyday existence. Here, he ponders everything from the strange allure of the RV to what happens when a bear decides to hibernate in the attic.

About the Author

Patrick F. McManus has written twelve books and two plays. There are nearly two million copies of his book in print, including his bestselling The Shoot Canoes, Don't They?; The Night the Bear Ate Goombaw; and A Fine and Pleasant Misery. He divides his time between Spokane, Washington and Idaho.

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Thomas Kirby, November 27, 2006 (view all comments by Thomas Kirby)
Like all of McManus' books, this one contains hilarious stories supposedly taken from the author's childhood and adult life. If they were 100% real, anyplace he ever lived would be permanently convulsing with laughter. The title story is the most memorable.
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ISBN:
9780805072952
Author:
Mcmanus, Patrick F
Publisher:
Holt McDougal
Author:
McManus, Patrick F.
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
American wit and humor
Subject:
Essays
Subject:
Form - Essays
Subject:
Humor-Anthologies
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st Owl Books ed.
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Series Volume:
7, 1989
Publication Date:
20030631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
8.29 x 5.45 x 0.685 in

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