Happy to Be Here

Happy to Be Here

by Garrison Keillor
     
 

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“Keillor’s best stuff is clean (in the sense that lines are clean), down to earth, exquisitely good-hearted, highly ludicrous, and as labored as nitrous oxide…. This book will either leave you dumbfounded or happyalmost deservedly happyto be anywhere” —The New York Times Book Review

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“Keillor’s best stuff is clean (in the sense that lines are clean), down to earth, exquisitely good-hearted, highly ludicrous, and as labored as nitrous oxide…. This book will either leave you dumbfounded or happyalmost deservedly happyto be anywhere” —The New York Times Book Review

“His humor is cerebral and complex, a blend of romance and nostalgia; it sparklingly parodies the American (and human) condition…. His stories and satires glow with a sense of time and place.” —The Washington Post

Editorial Reviews

Roy Blount Jr.
. . . .[C]alm, acrobatically droll, yet makes no bones about its fondness for decency and its distaste for bullies. -- The New York Times Books of the Century, reviewed February 28, 1982
Esquire
Keillor appears never to invent or imagine a story, but rather to dredge it up from the depths of a collective memory...For all his gravity and his devotion to accurate expression, Keillor writes hilarious stories.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780140131826
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
04/28/1990
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
635,901
Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 7.70(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet 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.

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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