It's Only a Show (A Prairie Home Companion)


It's Only a Show offers the best of the best of Guy Noir, Dusty and Lefty, ads from the show’s commercial sponsors,” and—of course—the News from Lake Wobegon. With laughter, stories, songs, and special guests, It's Only a Show has everything fans know and love about A Prairie Home Companion.
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It's Only a Show offers the best of the best of Guy Noir, Dusty and Lefty, ads from the show’s commercial sponsors,” and—of course—the News from Lake Wobegon. With laughter, stories, songs, and special guests, It's Only a Show has everything fans know and love about A Prairie Home Companion.
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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
This unique collection of skits, songs and "News from Lake Wobegon" monologues from the radio show A Prairie Home Companion is gleaned from over 30 years of the popular program. Longtime fans will hear some of their favorites, including "The Lives of the Cowboys: Big Messer" and "Ruth Harrison, Reference Librarian," plus the toe-tapping music of the Guys' All-Star Shoe Band. Newcomers to Garrison Keillor's show will find the CDs a great introduction to this quirky Saturday night broadcast heard around the world on public and satellite radio. Other highlights include "Bertha's Kitty Boutique," "The Ten Minute Macbeth" and "Guy Noir's Movie Shoot." The understated humor and occasional wackiness serves as both an excellent introduction for new listeners and a selective greatest hits for steadfast fans. This is a collection well worth hearing again and again. (Feb.) Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781598870275
  • Publisher: HighBridge Company
  • Publication date: 1/23/2006
  • Format: CD
  • Edition description: Original radio broadcast; 2 hours on 2 CDs
  • Pages: 1
  • Sales rank: 1,146,243
  • Product dimensions: 5.56 (w) x 6.26 (h) x 1.00 (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 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 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

CD #1
1. Oh Sister Ain’t That Hot
2. Beebopareebop, Rhubarb Pie
3. Bertha’s Kitty Boutique
4. Dr. Wang
5. The Lives of the Cowboys: Big Messer
6. Old Yazoo
7. Tom Keith, Northern Woodsman
8. Roly Poly
9. The School Forest
10. Under The Stars
11. The Ten-Minute Macbeth

CD #2
1. Ruth Harrison, Reference Librarian
2. Wolverine Blues
3. Professional Association of English Majors
4. Guy Noir: Movie Shoot
5. Hula Lou
6. Jimmy, Our Bus Driver
7. Walk Over God's Heaven
8. Frisco Town
9. The Lunchtime Jamboree

All of the selections are full of the quirky charm that has made the show a destination for more than four million listeners each week.

Radio broadcasts 2 hours on 2 CDs
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