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Publisher Comments:

When Larry Wyler heads east from Minnesota to New York in pursuit of the celebrated life of the writers he admires and the three-martini lunch, he leaves behind Iris, the college sweetheart he married. When he abandons the rural flats of St. Paul for the fabled high-rise housing William Shawn and his famous magazine, Wyler stumbles into meteoric success as a writer and a womanizer. However, he's soon brought low by an even quicker series of failures on both fronts. Iris catches Wyler in flagrante, living the New York high life, and when The New Yorker gives him the boot the jig is up. A chastened man, Wyler returns to Minnesota, where the only writing job he can get is as an advice columnist for the lovelorn. Writing under the pen name "Mr. Blue," Wyler doles out wry, knowing, and practical advice about seduction and mating to the heartbroken and the lonely. And only slowly, painfully, does Wyler figure out for himself how, after losing love, you can eventually get it back.

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.

Review:

"With his trademark droll humor, Keillor exposes the foibles of human nature and pokes fun at our more absurd conventions....[A] wry send-up of literary life." Publishers Weekly

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 Hiaasen, The New York Times Book Review

Review:

"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." Howard Frank Mosher, The Washington Post Book World

Review:

"[A] droll literary spoof wrapped in a sweet love story....At first, it seems like disjointed bits and pieces, but Keillor hits his stride when Wyler hits New York." Bob Minzesheimer, USA Today

Review:

"It must be said that while Keillor is terrifically funny and pretty darn smart about many of life's mysteries, he isn't much of a novelist. The plot meanders episodically..." Karen Karbo, New York Newdsay

Review:

"Perhaps it's the light, breezy style, playful prose or ambling plot that make [Keillor's] newest novel, Love Me, the ideal end-of-summer choice....His trademark wit, humor and irreverence abound..." Leslie Weddell, Denver Post

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.

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:
9780670032464
Author:
Keillor, Garrison
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Humorous
Subject:
Romance - General
Subject:
Married people
Subject:
Humorous fiction
Subject:
Domestic fiction
Subject:
Advice columnists
Subject:
Saint Paul (Minn.)
Subject:
Saint Paul
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Literary
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
September 2003
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
9.34x6.36x1.02 in. 1.19 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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Product details 288 pages Viking Books - English 9780670032464 Reviews:
"Review" by , "With his trademark droll humor, Keillor exposes the foibles of human nature and pokes fun at our more absurd conventions....[A] wry send-up of literary life."
"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 , "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 , "[A] droll literary spoof wrapped in a sweet love story....At first, it seems like disjointed bits and pieces, but Keillor hits his stride when Wyler hits New York."
"Review" by , "It must be said that while Keillor is terrifically funny and pretty darn smart about many of life's mysteries, he isn't much of a novelist. The plot meanders episodically..."
"Review" by , "Perhaps it's the light, breezy style, playful prose or ambling plot that make [Keillor's] newest novel, Love Me, the ideal end-of-summer choice....His trademark wit, humor and irreverence abound..."
"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.

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