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Into the Twilight, Endlessly Grousing

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Publisher Comments:

Like Twain — or more contemporary humorists Dave Barry and Garrison Keillor — Patrick McManus shares the belief that life's eternal verities exist primarily to be overturned. In McManus's world, all steaks should be chicken-fried, strong coffee is drunk by the light of a campfire, and fishing trips consist of men acting like boys and boys behaving like the small animals we've always assumed they were.

In this, the tenth hilarious collection of his adventures, wry observations, and curmudgeonly calls for bigger and bigger fish stories, McManus takes on everything from an Idaho crime wave to his friend Dolph's atomic-powered huckleberry picker to the uncertain joys of standing waist-deep in icy water, watching the fish go by.

Review:

"This is the tenth collection of short tales by McManus, a columnist for Outdoor Life. The stories are very short and, with few exceptions, very tunny, the perfect length for reading out loud. They are full of the adventures of Retch Sweeney, ignoramus, and Rancid Crabtree, the mountain man, and two young boys as they explore the ins and outs of their hometown, Blight, Idaho. McManus's wry observations, wordplay, and understatement make this an entertaining collection." Reviewed by Andrew Witmer, Virginia Quarterly Review (Copyright 2006 Virginia Quarterly Review)

Synopsis:

Patrick McManus believes that life's eternal truths exist solely for the purpose of being overturned and proved incorrect. In McManus's world, nothing is what it should be. All steaks should be chicken-fried, strong coffee is drunk by the light of a campfire, and fishing trips consist of men acting like boys and boys behaving like the small animals we've always assumed they were.

Into the Twilight, Endlessly Grousing is a hilarious collection from one of the greatest contemporary humorists: Dave Barry or Garrison Keillor with a twist of Mark Twain. In these adventures, McManus offers wry observations about small-town life and curmudgeonly insists on bigger and bigger fish stories.

Synopsis:

In an irresistible collection of irreverent reports and curmudgeonly commentary on the "great" outdoors, Patrick F. McManus offers candid opinions on everything from the appeal of eating really greasy chicken-fried steak to the joys of drinking really strong coffee around a campfire. As he discusses standing waist-deep in icy water watching the fish go by, or contemplates the fast-disappearing opportunities for a good old-fashioned grouse hunt, his endless grousing will keep readers laughing, whether they're huddled around a campfire or relaxing in a cozy, well-lit living room.

About the Author

Patrick F. McManus is a renowned outdoor writer, humorist, and longtime columnist for Outdoor Life and Field & Stream. His most recent Sheriff Bo Tully mysteries are The Double-Jack Murders and Avalanche. He is the author of many other books, including such runaway New York Times bestsellers as The Grasshopper Trap, The Night the Bear Ate Goombaw, and Real Ponies Don't Go Oink! He lives in Spokane, Washington.

Table of Contents

Contents

The Boy

Mountain Men

Smoke!

Sam Spud and the Case of the Maltese Fly

Other Than That, Bostich...

The Chicken-Fried Club

Into the Twilight, Endlessly Grousing

Dream Fish

Will

Crime Wave

Attack of the Stamp People

Big Ben

Roast Beef

The Fly Rod

The Stupidity Alarm

Work and Other Horrors

The Dangers of Light Tackle

Faint Heart

Mrs. Peabody II

Cereal Crime

Pickers

My Fishing Trip with Ernie

For Crying Out Loud!

Fan Mail

Bike Ride

Uncle Flynn's Hairy Adventure

Hunting the Wily Avid

Product Details

ISBN:
9780684847993
Author:
McManus, Patrick F.
Publisher:
Simon & Schuster
Author:
McManus, Patrick F.
Location:
New York, NY :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Outdoor Skills
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
American wit and humor
Subject:
Essays
Subject:
Fishing
Subject:
Form - Essays
Subject:
Humor
Subject:
General Humor
Subject:
Humor-Anthologies
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st Fireside ed.
Edition Description:
B102
Publication Date:
November 1998
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
8.44 x 5.5 in 6.895 oz

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"Synopsis" by , Patrick McManus believes that life's eternal truths exist solely for the purpose of being overturned and proved incorrect. In McManus's world, nothing is what it should be. All steaks should be chicken-fried, strong coffee is drunk by the light of a campfire, and fishing trips consist of men acting like boys and boys behaving like the small animals we've always assumed they were.

Into the Twilight, Endlessly Grousing is a hilarious collection from one of the greatest contemporary humorists: Dave Barry or Garrison Keillor with a twist of Mark Twain. In these adventures, McManus offers wry observations about small-town life and curmudgeonly insists on bigger and bigger fish stories.

"Synopsis" by , In an irresistible collection of irreverent reports and curmudgeonly commentary on the "great" outdoors, Patrick F. McManus offers candid opinions on everything from the appeal of eating really greasy chicken-fried steak to the joys of drinking really strong coffee around a campfire. As he discusses standing waist-deep in icy water watching the fish go by, or contemplates the fast-disappearing opportunities for a good old-fashioned grouse hunt, his endless grousing will keep readers laughing, whether they're huddled around a campfire or relaxing in a cozy, well-lit living room.
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