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A revised edition of the hilarious Minnesotan culture guide from a former writer for A Prairie Home Companion
 
Fans of the Minnesota-set movie Fargo will love this uproarious culture guide to all-things Minnesotan. With his dry wit and distinctive voice, Howard Mohr won millions of fans across the country on Garrison Keillor’s radio show A Prairie Home Companion. His popular commercials and ad spots, including one for “Minnesota Language Systems,” became the best of the best of Minnesota humor. Now, Mohr has updated his classic guide, How to Talk Minnesotan, to advise visitors on the use of Twitter and Facebook, cell phone etiquette, and more while in the Land of 10,000 Lakes.

Synopsis:

A revised edition of the hilarious Minnesotan culture guide from a former writer for A Prairie Home Companion
 
Fans of the Minnesota-set movie Fargo will love this uproarious culture guide to all-things Minnesotan. With his dry wit and distinctive voice, Howard Mohr won millions of fans across the country on Garrison Keillor’s radio show A Prairie Home Companion. His popular commercials and ad spots, including one for “Minnesota Language Systems,” became the best of the best of Minnesota humor. Now, Mohr has updated his classic guide, How to Talk Minnesotan, to advise visitors on the use of Twitter and Facebook, cell phone etiquette, and more while in the Land of 10,000 Lakes.

Synopsis:

Based in part on material written for "A Prairie Home Companion", How to Talk Minnesotan will help visitors to Minnesota keep from sticking out like sore thumbs when they don't know the difference between "not too bad a deal" and "a heckuva deal". Illustrated with line drawings.

About the Author

Howard Mohr was a writer and performer for several years on the radio program A Prairie Home Companion. He has since created two long-running musicals based on How to Talk Minnesotan. Twin Cities Public Television filmed a popular award-winning version of Howard’s book in 1991. He lives with his wife in Cottonwood, Minnesota.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780140092844
Designed:
Keillor, Garrison
Author:
Keillor, Garrison
Author:
Mohr, Howard
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Location:
New York, NY :
Subject:
General
Subject:
English language
Subject:
Popular Culture
Subject:
Wit and humor
Subject:
Americanisms
Subject:
Americanisms -- Minnesota.
Subject:
Parodies
Subject:
English language -- Dialects -- Minnesota.
Subject:
English language - Minnesota - Humor
Subject:
Humor : General
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Series:
Wisconsin
Series Volume:
no. AU-ARI-85-9
Publication Date:
19870831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
8.48x5.60x.56 in. .49 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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"Synopsis" by ,
A revised edition of the hilarious Minnesotan culture guide from a former writer for A Prairie Home Companion
 
Fans of the Minnesota-set movie Fargo will love this uproarious culture guide to all-things Minnesotan. With his dry wit and distinctive voice, Howard Mohr won millions of fans across the country on Garrison Keillor’s radio show A Prairie Home Companion. His popular commercials and ad spots, including one for “Minnesota Language Systems,” became the best of the best of Minnesota humor. Now, Mohr has updated his classic guide, How to Talk Minnesotan, to advise visitors on the use of Twitter and Facebook, cell phone etiquette, and more while in the Land of 10,000 Lakes.

"Synopsis" by , Based in part on material written for "A Prairie Home Companion", How to Talk Minnesotan will help visitors to Minnesota keep from sticking out like sore thumbs when they don't know the difference between "not too bad a deal" and "a heckuva deal". Illustrated with line drawings.

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