Into the Twilight, Endlessly Grousing #ad - 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.
Kerplunk!: StoriesSimon & Schuster #ad - Mcmanus's reputation as an American classic. Patrick F. With kerplunk!, mcmanus delivers a collection of folksy, wonderfully wise depictions of country life worthy of Mark Twain. Mcmanus's characters know exactly why it costs $500 to make a fly lure that retails for $2; why installing a boat trailer hookup can lead to divorce; and, why you should always listen for the sound of your fishing line hitting the water -- because in life as it is in fishing, you don't know you're in the water until you hear the kerplunk! These wry, most important, curmudgeonly tales appeal to real outdoorsmen and the armchair variety alike.
Mcmanus's gently comic stories about outdoor life have earned him millions of fans worldwide. Traveling the highways and byways of the pacific Northwest, the delightful backcountry characters of Kerplunk! understand how a life of hunting and fishing -- and its inherent potential for misadventure -- can resonate with larger meaning.
Kerplunk!: Stories #ad - In these tall tales, mcmanus and his buddies learn how not to net a fish, why you should never get your hair cut by someone who's mad at you, what to do when a deer wanders into camp but your sleeping bag has frozen shut, and how to avoid bird-dog flatulence. Often nostalgic, occasionally philosophical, and always funny, the stories in Kerplunk! reaffirm Patrick F.
The Bear in the AtticHenry Holt and Co. #ad - The beloved humorist and bestselling author returns with his most riotous collection of essays to date. Overflowing with his trademark outdoorsman's wit, Patrick F. Alongside his humor, McManus's inimitable vision consistently evokes a childlike wonder at the natural world. Mcmanus's newest collection ponders the strange allure of the RV, the existential implications of being lost, the baffling tendency of animals to outsmart those who wish to hunt them, and the singular pleasure of doubling the size of every fish one doesn't actually catch.
Combining the curmudgeonly voice of Dave Barry and the sly humor of Garrison Keillor, McManus brilliantly captures the everyday absurdities that comprise our existence. Even if we are running low on food, the compass is broken, and we are fairly certain we have just spotted a family of Sasquatches frolicking in the treetops, The Bear in the Attic makes the outdoors seem irresistible.
The Horse in My Garage and Other StoriesSkyhorse #ad - The author weighs in on his childhood, everyday life, and outdoor tales with his typical exaggerated commentary that will elicit a belly laugh from all types of readers. Read about the antics of patrick’s friends rancid Crabtree and Retch Sweeney in such stories as “Shaping Up for the Hunt” and “Bear Hunters.
Mcmanus plays off the recent obsession with hoarders in his surprising story “The Lady Who Kept Things. In the titular story, huckleberry, meet patrick’s horse, and enjoy the experience of all the problems that come along with owning your own horse—or keeping him in the garage. Other great stories include:“catch-and-eaters, ” which involves patrick’s memory of wandering around naked in the chicken yard when guests came to callSo pull up a chair, on a fateful birding trip in Australia“Chicken Chronicles, ” a look at one director’s loose interpretation of historical accuracy and political correctness“A Lake Too Far, ” about the importance of a forked stick when fishing“$7000 TV Historical Extravaganza, ” concerning the woes of Patrick and his wife, sit back, Bun, and enjoy laughing to the hilarious adventures of Patrick F.
The Horse in My Garage and Other Stories #ad - . Mcmanus’s existing work in humor. The horse in my garage and Other Stories is a hilarious addition to Patrick F. Mcmanus in the horse in My Garage and Other Stories.
The Good Samaritan Strikes AgainHolt Paperbacks #ad - The Good Samaritan Strikes Again #ad - Mcmanus delivers another stellar collection of witty cautionary tales of the great outdoors in The Good Samaritan Strikes Again. Gathering together twenty-four of his hilarious essays—originally published in such magazines as Outdoor Life—this volume features not only McManus’s follies with Mother Nature, his less than helpful attempt to be a good Samaritan to an injured motorist, but those of human nature as he shares such funny moments of his life as his first kiss, his public relations career, and so much more.
With “a style that brings to mind Mark Twain, and Garrison Keillor” People, Art Buchwald, Patrick F.
Rubber Legs and White Tail-Hairs Holt PaperbackHolt Paperbacks #ad - He introduces a variety of friends old and new, and takes readers to many exotic locales outdoors and indoors. America's favorite outdoor humorist is back with an outrageously fresh collection of stories.
Real Ponies Don't Go Oink!Holt Paperbacks #ad - Bestsellers by america's favorite humorist:a fine and pleasant miserythey shoot canoes, don't they?never sniff a gift fishThe Grasshopper TrapRubber Legs And White Tail-hairsThe Night The Bear Ate GoombawWhatchagot Stew with Patricia "The Troll" McManus GassReal Ponies Don't Go Oink!The Good Samaritan Strikes AgainHow I Got This WayThese titles are available from Henry Holt and Company.
The Night the Bear Ate GoombawHolt Paperbacks #ad - From teaching his stepfather the methods of madness behind farm work through his best friend’s grandmother’s fear of bears, McManus reveals that human behavior is even wilder than the wilderness. Nature tales originally published in such magazines as Field & Stream and Outdoor Living. Patrick F. America’s “most gifted outdoor humorist” Detroit Free Press regales readers with this collection of gut-busting, man vs.
The Night the Bear Ate Goombaw #ad - Mcmanus’s hilarious and comic stories of camping and other nature-oriented activities reach ridiculous proportions in The Night the Bear Ate Goombaw.
How I Got This WayHolt Paperbacks #ad - Patrick mcmanus, now offers readers solid thoughts on the qualities that define leadership, and much more, beginning with the need to be tall, the bestselling author of such hilarious books as A Fine and Pleasant Misery and Never Sniff a Gift Fish, in this outrageous collection of short pieces that reveals his tortuous trip along the writer's path.
The Grasshopper TrapHolt Paperbacks #ad - From facing an angry bear with an unloaded gun and the folly of running a boat while it’s still on the trailer to not questioning the ingredients found in camp cookout cuisine and the best methods of catching grasshoppers, no one knows how to express Mother Nature’s sense of humor like Patrick F. It’s enough to tickle the most rabid member of the National Rifle Association.
Kirkus Reviews. McManus. In this collection of thirty zany stories, and other outdoor recreational activities, fishing, spoofing camping, McManus shares his hilarious wilderness misadventures. Mcmanus, the “funniest guy in the outdoor life and Field & Stream gang…offers another bag of whimsy in the Great Outdoors”* with The Grasshopper Trap.
The Grasshopper Trap #ad - Patrick F.