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Publisher Comments:

In this charming departure from Lake Wobegon, bestselling author Garrison Keillor tells a hilarious and heartwarming tale of ambition, success and failure, and the virtues of real love. Aspiring writer Larry Wyler leads a quiet, decent life with his do-gooder wife, Iris, in St. Paul, Minnesota, but he wants more. When his literary debut becomes a hit, he departs for a Manhattan apartment, a job at the New Yorker, and three- martini lunches with the great editor, William Shawn.

But when his second novel bombs and he finds himself in the grip of writers block, Wyler discovers that success and the New York publishing scene is a fickle mistress, indeed. Creatively barren, nearly destitute, and longing for Iris, he accepts a job writing Ask Mr. Blue, a column doling out advice to the lovelorn. It may not be glamorous work, but through it Wyler discovers whats really important and sets out to win back the woman he left behind.

Review:

"A very funny riff, an almost surreal spooling out of American idiom in the great tradition of James Thurber and S. J. Perelman." The Boston Sunday Globe

Review:

"A droll literary spoof wrapped in a sweet love story...as wise as it is silly." USA Today

Review:

"Love Me succeeds as light-footed fun, or as social comedy of the order that poor Larry Wyler couldn't write. Either way, any novel in which J. D. Salinger appears on Hollywood Squares gets my vote." Carl Hiassen, The New York Times

Review:

"Unlike his feckless hero, Keillor has never lost touch with his Midwestern community and the rich and varied material it has afforded him over the years. In its revelation of what it means to be a human being in our gloriously absurd day and age, Love Me is Garrison Keillor's funniest and most ambitious novel to date." The Washington Post

Review:

"The icing on the cake is the use of some obviously autobiographical material from Keillor's publishing experiences in this wry send-up of literary life." Publishers Weekly

Review:

"Keillor's clear eye for human foibles and amazing ear for dialog yields tons of material....Recommended..." Library Journal

Synopsis:

n this charming departure from Lake Wobegon, bestselling author Garrison Keillor tells a hilarious and heartwarming tale of ambition, success and failure, and the virtues of real love. Aspiring writer Larry Wyler leads a quiet, decent life with his do-gooder wife, Iris, in St. Paul, Minnesota, but he wants more. When his literary debut becomes a hit, he departs for a Manhattan apartment, a job at the New Yorker, and three- martini lunches with the great editor, William Shawn.

But when his second novel bombs and he finds himself in the grip of writer?s block, Wyler discovers that success?and the New York publishing scene?is a fickle mistress, indeed. Creatively barren, nearly destitute, and longing for Iris, he accepts a job writing ?Ask Mr. Blue,? a column doling out advice to the lovelorn. It may not be glamorous work, but through it Wyler discovers what?s really important and sets out to win back the woman he left behind.

Synopsis:

From one of America's most beloved writers comes a hilarious and heartfelt novel about ambition, success, and failure as well as the virtues of real love and a steady writing job.

About the Author

Garrison Keillor, author of nearly a dozen books, is founder and host of the acclaimed radio show A Prairie Home Companion and the daily program The Writer's Almanac. He is also a regular contributor to Time magazine.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780142004999
Author:
Keillor, Garrison
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Subject:
Humorous
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Married people
Subject:
Saint Paul (Minn.)
Subject:
Domestic fiction
Subject:
Humorous fiction
Subject:
Humor : General
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
20040831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
7.72x5.04x.55 in. .43 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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Product details 288 pages Penguin Books - English 9780142004999 Reviews:
"Review" by , "A very funny riff, an almost surreal spooling out of American idiom in the great tradition of James Thurber and S. J. Perelman."
"Review" by , "A droll literary spoof wrapped in a sweet love story...as wise as it is silly."
"Review" by , "Love Me succeeds as light-footed fun, or as social comedy of the order that poor Larry Wyler couldn't write. Either way, any novel in which J. D. Salinger appears on Hollywood Squares gets my vote."
"Review" by , "Unlike his feckless hero, Keillor has never lost touch with his Midwestern community and the rich and varied material it has afforded him over the years. In its revelation of what it means to be a human being in our gloriously absurd day and age, Love Me is Garrison Keillor's funniest and most ambitious novel to date."
"Review" by , "The icing on the cake is the use of some obviously autobiographical material from Keillor's publishing experiences in this wry send-up of literary life."
"Review" by , "Keillor's clear eye for human foibles and amazing ear for dialog yields tons of material....Recommended..."
"Synopsis" by ,
n this charming departure from Lake Wobegon, bestselling author Garrison Keillor tells a hilarious and heartwarming tale of ambition, success and failure, and the virtues of real love. Aspiring writer Larry Wyler leads a quiet, decent life with his do-gooder wife, Iris, in St. Paul, Minnesota, but he wants more. When his literary debut becomes a hit, he departs for a Manhattan apartment, a job at the New Yorker, and three- martini lunches with the great editor, William Shawn.

But when his second novel bombs and he finds himself in the grip of writer?s block, Wyler discovers that success?and the New York publishing scene?is a fickle mistress, indeed. Creatively barren, nearly destitute, and longing for Iris, he accepts a job writing ?Ask Mr. Blue,? a column doling out advice to the lovelorn. It may not be glamorous work, but through it Wyler discovers what?s really important and sets out to win back the woman he left behind.

"Synopsis" by , From one of America's most beloved writers comes a hilarious and heartfelt novel about ambition, success, and failure as well as the virtues of real love and a steady writing job.

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