The Book of Guysby Garrison Keillor
In this collection of stories you'll meet a bunch of memorable guys including Lonesome Shorty, a cowpoke torn between the proud life in the saddle and the comforts of warm apartments and women; Buddy the teen-age leper in Sioux Falls; Earl Grey the great tea inventor and former Republican child; Casey at the bat in Mudville again; Dionysus the god of wine; and Roy Bradley, boy broadcaster. Brilliantly funny, touching, and acute, The Book of Guys reveals the perilous situation of guys today. Includes: Mid-life Crisis of Dionysus, Herb Johnson, the God of Canton, Casey at the Bat (Road game version), Lonesome Shorty, Don Gionvanni, Marooned, Buddy the Leper, The Country Mouse and the City Mouse.
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Meet the Author
As the host of A Prairie Home Companion for over forty years, Garrison Keillor has captivated millions of listeners with his News from Lake Wobegon monologues. He has been honored with Grammy, ACE, and George Foster Peabody awards, the National Humanities Medal, and election to the American Academy of Arts and Letters.
- St. Paul, Minnesota
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- August 7, 1942
- Place of Birth:
- Anoka, Minnesota
- B.A., University of Minnesota, 1966
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This book is geared towards the much maligned male. My wife read it and didn't get the appeal, but every man I've suggested it to thought it was hilarious. I read it on a plane to Florida and laughed out loud. This is the perfect gift for any guy.
There are at least as many reasons why guys should feel foolish about their gender as there are reasons to leave your lover. Keillor makes a good start. Perhaps its best that HE do it, in the interest of education, which they so badly need. One of the reasons that they ARE so foolish is their eons long refusal to listen to anything a woman would tell them--like directions to the place they have gotten lost finding, why they don't want to make love tonight, why their kids aren't listening to them, how to make something work and other things guys can't stand to be told by anyone. So let Keillor do it. Maybe he can get thru.
I think that in some parts of the book it was quite depressing. The book started off on a good note, but then ended with a bad one. I feel as though his humor is cruel.