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Church People: The Lutherans of Lake Wobegon
     

Church People: The Lutherans of Lake Wobegon

by Garrison Keillor, Ensemble Cast (Narrated by), Ensemble cast (Read by)
 
Skits, songs, stories, and more from A Prairie Home Companion reveal the secret world of a stalwart people.

When you fly Lutheran Air, there’s no first class, meals are potluck with assignments by rows (rows 1-6, bring rolls; rows, 7-15, salad), all fares are by freewill offering, and the plane doesn’t land until the budget is met.

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Skits, songs, stories, and more from A Prairie Home Companion reveal the secret world of a stalwart people.

When you fly Lutheran Air, there’s no first class, meals are potluck with assignments by rows (rows 1-6, bring rolls; rows, 7-15, salad), all fares are by freewill offering, and the plane doesn’t land until the budget is met.

Welcome to the Land of Lutherans, where people drive Fords, wear cardigans, go to church at Third Lutheran (which used to be called First Lutheran, but Lutherans are more comfortable with being Third), drink a lot of coffee, serve chow mein noodles on tuna hot dish, work hard, and don’t make a fuss. Selected from live broadcasts of A Prairie Home Companion, this collection celebrates the kindest people on God’s green earth—except for the mean ones. If you’re not a Lutheran, you’ll laugh out loud. If you are, you’ll smile as hard as you can.

Contents:

  • I’m a Lutheran
  • Lutheran Tours: Vacation Guilt
  • Potato Salad
  • Elim Lutheran Anniversary with Philip Brunelle
  • Iniquity on the Tundra with Charles Keating
  • LYLE: Lutheran Youth League for Evangelism
  • St. Patrick’s Day
  • The Story of Bob with Vern Sutton
  • Church Directory
  • Guy Noir: New Year’s Eve Indiscretion
  • LOL: Lutherans On Line
  • Lutheran Polka
  • Summer Vacation
  • Flood: Floating Away with Your Pastor
  • Evelyn Lundquist Counseling Agency (ELCA): Easter Briefing
  • Church Organist

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781598879292
Publisher:
HighBridge Company
Publication date:
09/02/2009
Edition description:
Original radio broadcast; 2.5 hours on 2 CDs
Sales rank:
474,483
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 4.90(h) x 0.50(d)

Meet the Author

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.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
St. Paul, Minnesota
Date of Birth:
August 7, 1942
Place of Birth:
Anoka, Minnesota
Education:
B.A., University of Minnesota, 1966

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