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The Keillor Reader

The Keillor Reader Author Garrison Keillor
ISBN-10 9781101517772
Release 2014-05-01
Pages 400
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Stories, essays, poems, and personal reminiscences from the sage of Lake Wobegon When, at thirteen, he caught on as a sportswriter for the Anoka Herald, Garrison Keillor set out to become a professional writer, and so he has done—a storyteller, sometime comedian, essayist, newspaper columnist, screenwriter, poet. Now a single volume brings together the full range of his work: monologues from A Prairie Home Companion, stories from The New Yorker and The Atlantic, excerpts from novels, newspaper columns. With an extensive introduction and headnotes, photographs, and memorabilia, The Keillor Reader also presents pieces never before published, including the essays “Cheerfulness” and “What We Have Learned So Far.” Keillor is the founder and host of A Prairie Home Companion, celebrating its fortieth anniversary in 2014. He is the author of nineteen books of fiction and humor, the editor of the Good Poems collections, and a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters.


WLT Author Garrison Keillor
ISBN-10 9781101572702
Release 1992-11-01
Pages 416
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In the spring of 1926, the Soderbjerg brothers, Ray and Roy, plunge into radio and launch station WLT (With Lettuce and Tomato) to rescuer their failing restaurant and become the Sandwich Kings of South Minneapolis. For the next quarter century, the “Friendly Neighbor” station produces a dazzling array of shows and stars, including Leo LaValley, Dad Benson, Wingo Beals, Slim Graves and Little Buddy, chain-smoking child star Marjery Moore, and blind baseball announcer Buck Steller. Francis With, a shy young man from North Dakota, entranced by radio, gets into WLT through his uncle Art and quickly becomes the Soderbjerg's right hand. Soon Francis is a budding announcer adored by Lily Dale, the crippled nightingale of WLT kept hidden from her fans, whose firing contributes to the downfall of the station. And then comes television.

Leaving Home

Leaving Home Author Garrison Keillor
ISBN-10 9781101644706
Release 1990-04-01
Pages 288
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In the first collection of Lake Wobegon monologues, Keillor tells readers more about some of the people from Lake Wobegon Days and introduces some new faces.

Homegrown Democrat

Homegrown Democrat Author Garrison Keillor
ISBN-10 9781101201213
Release 2004-07-15
Pages 272
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In this thoughtful, deeply personal work, one of the nation's best-loved voices takes the plunge into politics and comes up with a book that has had all of America talking. Here, with great heart, supple wit, and a dash of anger, Garrison Keillor describes the simple democratic values-the Golden Rule, the obligation to defend the weak against the powerful, and others- that define his hard-working Midwestern neighbors and that today's Republicans seem determined to subvert. A reminiscence, a political tract, and a humorous meditation, Homegrown Democrat is an entertaining, refreshing addition to today's rancorous political debate. * A New York Times bestseller * Updated and revised with a new introduction for the 2006 midterm elections * A Featured Alternate Selection of the Book-of-the-Month Club

A Prairie Home Companion

A Prairie Home Companion Author Garrison Keillor
ISBN-10 1101118946
Release 2006-05-18
Pages 176
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The screenplay of iconic radio host Garrison Keillor’s Robert Altman-directed major motion picture, A Prairie Home Companion, starring Meryl Streep and Lily Tomlin. The day of reckoning has come to the Fitzgerald Theater in St. Paul, home of A Prairie Home Companion. The show is closing, the theater is going dark. Station WLT has been sold to a broadcast conglomerate in Texas. The wrecking ball is poised to swing as the regulars—the Johnson Girls, Yolanda and Rhonda, and the singing cowboys, Dusty and Lefty, crooner Chuck Akers, and announcer Garrison Keillor—arrive for the last broadcast in a state of disbelief. But when the Dangerous Woman appears with her Botticellian hair and dazzling white trench coat, the final curtain catches them all by surprise. • Features a foreword by director Robert Altman and an introduction by Garrison Keillor • Contains an eight-page insert of photos from the movie set

Nice fish

Nice fish Author Louis Jenkins
ISBN-10 0930100611
Release 1996-01-01
Pages 70
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A collection of prose poetry about ordinary people in ordinary situations

In God We Trust

In God We Trust Author Jean Shepherd
ISBN-10 030776866X
Release 2010-10-27
Pages 272
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The beloved, bestselling classic that became the movie, A CHRISTMAS STORY -- humorous and nostalgic Americana, reissued in a strikingly designed paperback edition. Before Garrison Keillor and Spalding Gray there was Jean Shepherd: a master monologist and writer who spun the materials of his all-American childhood into immensely resonant--and utterly hilarious--works of comic art. In God We Trust: All Others Pay Cash represents one of the peaks of his achievement, a compound of irony, affection, and perfect detail that speaks across generations. In God We Trust, Shepherd's wildly witty reunion with his Indiana hometown, disproves the adage "You can never go back." Bending the ear of Flick, his childhood-buddy-turned-bartender, Shepherd recalls passionately his genuine Red Ryder BB gun, confesses adolescent failure in the arms of Junie Jo Prewitt, and relives a story of man against fish that not even Hemingway could rival. From pop art to the World's Fair, Shepherd's subjects speak with a universal irony and are deeply and unabashedly grounded in American Midwestern life, together rendering a wonderfully nostalgic impression of a more innocent era when life was good, fun was clean, and station wagons roamed the earth. A comic genius who bridged the gap between James Thurber and David Sedaris, Shepherd may have accomplished for Holden, Indiana, what Mark Twain did for Hannibal, Missouri.

Gospel Birds and Other Stories of Lake Wobegon

Gospel Birds and Other Stories of Lake Wobegon Author Garrison Keillor
ISBN-10 1859985912
Release 1999-12
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"Gospel Birds" is a collection of nine classic and very funny monologues from the early years of "A Prairie Home Companion." In addition to the title story (about Irma and Ernie Lundeen's traveling flock of acrobatic, bible-reciting birds), contents include: Pastor Ingquist's Trip to Orlando Mammoth Concert Tickets Bruno, the Fishing Dog Gospel Birds Meeting Donny Hart at the Bus Stop A Day at the Circus with Mazumbo The Tollerud's Korean Baby Sylvester Krueger's Desk Babe Ruth visits Lake Wobegon "Gospel Birds" is Garrison Keillor at his very best--endearing insights, gentle humor and warm affection for the human foibles we all share.

Lake Wobegon Days

Lake Wobegon Days Author Garrison Keillor
ISBN-10 9781101640289
Release 1990-04-01
Pages 352
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“Lake Wobegon Days is about the way our beliefs, desires and fears tail off into abstractions--and get renewed from time to time. . . this book, unfolding Mr. Keillor's full design, is a genuine work of American history.” —The New York Times “A comic anatomy of what is small and ordinary and therefore potentially profound and universal in American life…Keillor’s strength as a writer is to make the ordinary extraordinary.” —Chicago Tribune “Keillor’s laughs come dear, not cheap, emerging from shared virtue and good character, from reassuring us of our neighborliness and strength….His true subject is how daily life is shot with grace. Keillor writes a prose that can be turned to laughter, to tears…to compassion or satire, to a hundred effects. He is a brilliant parodist.” —San Francisco Chronicle

Life Among the Lutherans

Life Among the Lutherans Author Garrison Keillor
ISBN-10 9781451400861
Release 2010
Pages 183
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I don't know much about Lutherans and that is one reason I've told stories about them over the years, so I could learn.---From the Introduction Based on Garrison Keillor's Lake Wobegon monologues, Life among the Lutherans is a collection of stories about the struggles of ordinary people in an imperfect world, the life and work of the pastor who leads them, and the church to whose high standards they aspire in the small town they call home. The stories in Life among the Lutherans reflect everything Keillor fans have come to expect of this master storyteller. Some are familiar, including the quintessentially Lutheran "95 Theses" from Lake Wobegon Days, others are new. Laugh out loud about the church directory filled with photos that are just plain awful. Share the moment when Pastor Ingqvist receives a leather-bound copy of his sermons. Keillor's command of every little detail of life in Lake Wobegon is bound to entertain, surprise, and make readers---even those who aren't Lutheran---feel right at home in the mythical community where "all the women are strong, all the men are good looking, and all the children are above average."

Life Interrupted

Life Interrupted Author Spalding Gray
ISBN-10 9781400048618
Release 2005
Pages 255
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Brings together an original short story and a poignant love letter to New York City with selections from the monologue--about a devastating accident that occurred while vacationing in Ireland and its painful aftermath--that he left unfinished at the time of his tragic 2004 suicide. 30,000 first printing.

Good Poems

Good Poems Author Garrison Keillor
ISBN-10 9780142003442
Release 2002
Pages 476
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The popular radio show host showcases some of his favorite poems, including the work of Emily Dickinson, Walt Whitman, Robert Frost, Charles Bukowski, Donald Hall, Billy Collins, Robert Bly, and Sharon Olds, among others. Reprint.

The Brand Who Cried Wolf

The Brand Who Cried Wolf Author Scott Deming
ISBN-10 9780470923467
Release 2010-07-02
Pages 224
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Branding has become the narrow responsibility of the marketing department, and customers have stopped believing the ads. This book shows you how to build a powerful, lasting brand. You will learn how to involve the entire organization, from sales, customer service, shipping, product design, and marketing, in the branding process. The author discusses how to create powerful, emotional, and unique experiences for others, turn every customer into an evangelist, and greatly expand your reach of influence. Use this book to define your personal and professional brand.

The Other Side of Sadness

The Other Side of Sadness Author George A. Bonanno
ISBN-10 9781459608184
Release 2010
Pages 400
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We tend to understand grief as a predictable five-stage process of denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance. But in The Other Side of Sadness, George Bonanno shows that our conventional model discounts our capacity for resilience. In fact, he reveals that we are already hardwired to deal with our losses efficiently - not by graduating through static phases. Weaving in explorations of mourning rituals and the universal experiences of the death of a parent or child, Bonanno examines how our inborn emotions - anger and denial, but also relief and joy - help us deal effectively with loss. And grieving goes beyond mere sadness; it can deepen interpersonal connections and often involves positive experiences. In the end, mourning is not predictable, but incredibly sophisticated. Combining personal anecdotes and original research, The Other Side of Sadness is a must-read for those going through the death of a loved one, mental health professionals, and readers interested in neuroscience and positive psychology.

Stories for the Gathering

Stories for the Gathering Author William R. White
ISBN-10 080663345X
Release 1997
Pages 160
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For gatherings large or small, this new collection of Christian related stories assembled by a well-known storyteller will capture the interest and imagination of any listener. More than 50 traditional and contemporary stories are arranged by theme in a treasury to add depth and wonder to gatherings in the home and in church.

Critical Survey of Short Fiction Hug Mis

Critical Survey of Short Fiction  Hug Mis Author Frank Northen Magill
ISBN-10 0893568473
Release 1993
Pages 2819
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Critical Survey of Short Fiction Hug Mis has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Critical Survey of Short Fiction Hug Mis also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Critical Survey of Short Fiction Hug Mis book for free.

The Museum of Broadcast Communications encyclopedia of radio

The Museum of Broadcast Communications encyclopedia of radio Author Christopher H. Sterling
ISBN-10 1579584322
Release 2004
Pages 1650
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"A premise of this unique encyclopedia is that radio broadcasting is so pervasive that its importance can be easily overlooked. More than 600 articles provide ample illustration of the role this medium plays throughout the world. From radio's invention to radio on the Internet, the cross-referenced and thoroughly indexed articles analyze over 100 years of topics, programs, issues, people, and places, and provide leads to further reading. Some 250 photographs "give visual context to an often unseen world." Scholars, old-time-radio admirers, and curious readers will appreciate the unparalleled comprehensiveness of this source."--"The Top 20 Reference Titles of the Year," American Libraries, May 2004.