A Prairie Home Companion Motherhood

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Collected from live radio broadcasts of A Prairie Home Companion, these humorous and heart-warming stories and songs celebrate the ups and downs of motherhood. Includes the News from Lake Wobegon, and guest appearances from Robin and Linda Williams, Inga Swearingen, Vern Sutton, Prudence Johnson, the Rankin Family, and more.

?She brought you forth out of the cloud of genetics and fed and clothed you and taught you to wipe yourself and say Please and Thank You and never expected you to pay her back, only that you ...

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Overview

Collected from live radio broadcasts of A Prairie Home Companion, these humorous and heart-warming stories and songs celebrate the ups and downs of motherhood. Includes the News from Lake Wobegon, and guest appearances from Robin and Linda Williams, Inga Swearingen, Vern Sutton, Prudence Johnson, the Rankin Family, and more.

“She brought you forth out of the cloud of genetics and fed and clothed you and taught you to wipe yourself and say Please and Thank You and never expected you to pay her back, only that you behave appropriately and try to make something of yourself and not land in prison but if you had, she’d love you because after all she’s your Mother.”
—Garrison Keillor

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“Lasts longer than flowers, has far fewer calories than chocolates and is definitely more entertaining than either.”
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“[Motherhood] is a hoot!! Beginning with the first story of Dwayne receiving a phone call from his meddling mother and continuing on and on....this close look at motherhood is poignant while hilarious. Give it to your mother, your grandmother, your aunt. And hey, Mothers, give it to your children so they can walk in your shoes! The perfect gift!”
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“[Motherhood] is a hoot!! Beginning with the first story of Dwayne receiving a phone call from his meddling mother and continuing on and on....this close look at motherhood is poignant while hilarious. Give it to your mother, your grandmother, your aunt. And hey, Mothers, give it to your children so they can walk in your shoes! The perfect gift!”
Book Vault

“Lasts longer than flowers, has far fewer calories than chocolates and is definitely more entertaining than either.”
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781615730407
  • Publisher: HighBridge Company
  • Publication date: 3/9/2010
  • Format: CD
  • Edition description: 2 hours on 2 CDs
  • Pages: 2
  • Sales rank: 1,418,403
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 4.90 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Garrison Keillor

GARRISON KEILLOR is America’s favorite storyteller. For more than 35 years, as the host of A Prairie Home Companion, he has captivated millions of listeners with his weekly News from Lake Wobegon monologues. A Prairie Home Companion is heard on hundreds of public radio stations, as well as America One, the Armed Forces Networks, Sirius Satellite Radio, and via a live audio webcast.

Keillor is also the author of several books and a frequent contributor to national publications including Time, The New Yorker, and National Geographic, in addition to writing his own syndicated column. He has been awarded a National Humanities Medal from the National Endowment of the Humanities. When not touring, he resides in St. Paul, Minnesota.

GARRISON KEILLOR is America’s favorite storyteller. For more than 35 years, as the host of A Prairie Home Companion, he has captivated millions of listeners with his weekly News from Lake Wobegon monologues. A Prairie Home Companion is heard on hundreds of public radio stations, as well as America One, the Armed Forces Networks, Sirius Satellite Radio, and via a live audio webcast.

Keillor is also the author of several books and a frequent contributor to national publications including Time, The New Yorker, and National Geographic, in addition to writing his own syndicated column. He has been awarded a National Humanities Medal from the National Endowment of the Humanities. When not touring, he resides in St. Paul, Minnesota.

Biography

Garrison Keillor is the author of thirteen books, including Lake Wobegon Summer 1956, Wobegon Boy, and Lake Wobegon Days. From 1999-2001, Keillor wrote a column "Dear Mr. Blue: Advice for Lovers and Writers" on Salon.com. Keillor's popular Saturday-night public radio show, A Prairie Home Companion, is in its twenty-seventh season. He lives in St. Paul with his wife and daughter.

Author biography courtesy of Penguin Group (USA).

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    1. Also Known As:
      Gary Edward Keillor (real name)
      Garrison Keillor
    2. Hometown:
      St. Paul, Minnesota
    1. Date of Birth:
      August 7, 1942
    2. Place of Birth:
      Anoka, Minnesota
    1. Education:
      B.A., University of Minnesota, 1966

Table of Contents

Contents:
  • Mom: Facebook
  • “Mama’s Hungry Eyes”
  • How to Write a Letter to Mom
  • “Shirley World”
  • Mother’s Day Quilt
  • Beebopareebop Rhubarb Pie: Mother’s Day Dinner
  • “Mama Told Me Not to Come”
  • Butter
  • “Trees”
  • The News from Lake Wobegon: Scrambled Eggs for Mom
  • “Hush Little Baby”
  • Mother’s Day Ballads
  • The Lives of the Cowboys: A Visit from Mom
  • “My Mother Was a Lady”
  • Mother’s Day: Creationism
  • “Tell My Ma”(Includes “Molly Rankin’s Reel”)
  • Mom: The Melon Baller
  • Mother’s Day: The Prison Break
  • The News from Lake Wobegon: Mother-Daughter Dinner
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  • Posted April 17, 2010

    great books and cd's

    I have a lot of Garrison Keillor books and cd's. Love the read or hear them when I need a pick up.

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