Kevin Kling's Holiday Inn

Kevin Kling's Holiday Inn

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by Kevin Kling
     
 

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Kevin Kling's first book, The Dog Says How, brought readers into his wonderful world of the skewed and significant mundane. Kling does it again in Kevin Kling's Holiday Inn, a romp through a yearful of holidays and a lifetime of gathering material.A wiener dog with an amazing capacity for destruction impresses the whole family and contributes to their collection of

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Kevin Kling's first book, The Dog Says How, brought readers into his wonderful world of the skewed and significant mundane. Kling does it again in Kevin Kling's Holiday Inn, a romp through a yearful of holidays and a lifetime of gathering material.A wiener dog with an amazing capacity for destruction impresses the whole family and contributes to their collection of favorite disastrous Christmas stories. A Choctaw and a nun go trick-or-treating on Halloween. A boy makes a frightening decision every year when he chooses which classmate gets the "Be Mine" Valentine. Kevin takes his mom to a Fourth of July demolition derby - and then he takes an epic trip around the bases at a baseball game on Memorial Day.From tomfoolery with his brother in the backseat of their dad's car through his carefully considered instructions for ice fishing, Kling never loses the spirit of his story or holds back on its humor.Kevin Kling is a well-known playwright and storyteller, and his commentaries can be heard on public radio. His plays and adaptions have been performed around the world. He lives in Minneapolis.

Editorial Reviews

Chicago Sun Times
Kling has an enviable gift for storytelling, a sense of humor rooted equally in pain and whimsy...and an uncanny ability to transform intensely personal memories, especially those of family life, into something instantly recognizable and, at the same time, strangely exalted.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780873517881
Publisher:
Minnesota Historical Society Press
Publication date:
11/01/2009
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
224
Sales rank:
677,941
File size:
2 MB

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Krista Tippett
"Kevin Kling's stories are not merely delightful. They are surprising, wise and redemptive. He is one of our great national treasures."--(Krista Tippett, public radio host and founder of Speaking of Faith)

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Kevin Kling is a well-known playwright and storyteller, and his commentaries can be heard on public radio. his plays and adaptations have been performed around the world. He lives in Minneapolis.

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Kevin Kling's Holiday Inn 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Phroglover More than 1 year ago
I have had the distinct privilege to hear Kevin tell his stories and to direct his plays. When he stated he had published his first book THE DOG SAYS HOW, I immediately purchased it. HOLIDAY INN is even better. His voice is original, touching, honest, thoughtful and delightfully human. I remember my mother telling me that while tears felt good, the only way to move through life is with a sense of humor. What is better is that I found myself and my family in his stories. Kevin is a laugh-outloud guide in finding humor in what it means to be human.