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The Horse in My Garage and Other Stories [NOOK Book]

Overview

The Horse in My Garage and Other Stories is a hilarious addition to Patrick F. McManus’s existing work in humor. The author weighs in on his childhood, everyday life, and outdoor tales with his typical exaggerated commentary that will elicit a belly laugh from all types of readers.

Read about the antics of Patrick’s friends Rancid Crabtree and Retch Sweeney in such stories as “Shaping Up for the Hunt” and “Bear Hunters.” McManus plays off the recent obsession with hoarders ...

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Overview

The Horse in My Garage and Other Stories is a hilarious addition to Patrick F. McManus’s existing work in humor. The author weighs in on his childhood, everyday life, and outdoor tales with his typical exaggerated commentary that will elicit a belly laugh from all types of readers.

Read about the antics of Patrick’s friends Rancid Crabtree and Retch Sweeney in such stories as “Shaping Up for the Hunt” and “Bear Hunters.” McManus plays off the recent obsession with hoarders in his surprising story “The Lady Who Kept Things.” In the titular story, meet Patrick’s horse, Huckleberry, and enjoy the experience of all the problems that come along with owning your own horse—or keeping him in the garage.

Other great stories include:

  • “Catch-And-Eaters,” about the importance of a forked stick when fishing
  • “$7000 TV Historical Extravaganza,” a look at one director’s loose interpretation of historical accuracy and political correctness
  • “A Lake Too Far,” concerning the woes of Patrick and his wife, Bun, on a fateful birding trip in Australia
  • “Chicken Chronicles,” which involves Patrick’s memory of wandering around naked in the chicken yard when guests came to call

So pull up a chair, sit back, and enjoy laughing to the hilarious adventures of Patrick F. McManus in The Horse in My Garage and Other Stories.

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Editorial Reviews

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“McManus writes about people and situations that, even if they are made up, are so vividly and entertainingly presented that they might as well be real. For the author’s many fans, and for lovers of humorous essays in general, this one is a must-read.”
People Magazine
“A style that brings to mind Mark Twain, Art Buchwald, and Garrison Keillor.”
The New York Times Book Review
“Everybody should read Patrick McManus.”
People
“A style that brings to mind Mark Twain, Art Buchwald, and Garrison Keillor.”
Atlantic Monthly
“Patrick McManus is a treasure.”
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781620877555
  • Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing
  • Publication date: 10/1/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 194,034
  • File size: 652 KB

Meet the Author

Patrick F. McManus is a humor writer who began writing as an undergrad at Washington State University. Hundreds of his humor articles have been published in magazines such as Field & Stream and Outdoor Life. He has published more than a dozen humor books, several mysteries, and a children’s humor book. Among his recent works are The Tamarack Murders, The Horse in My Garage, Kerplunk!, and The Huckleberry Murders. He lives in Spokane, Washington.
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Table of Contents

Preface vii

A Scholar of Worms 1

Shaping up for the Hunt 7

A Bit about My Writing Life 15

Big 23

$7,000 TV Historical Extravaganza 29

Wild Life in a Room with a View 35

Risk Assessment 47

The Forty-Pound Brown Trout 55

Bear Hunters 61

A Lake Too Far 71

The Chicken Chronicles 77

Secret Athlete 81

The McManus Principles 85

Basic Lying Made Easy 89

A Chainsaw Kind of Guy 97

The Lady Who Kept Things 103

September Song 109

The Longest March 115

The Stalk 119

The Horse in My Garage 125

The Tent 131

To Smoke a Steelhead 135

The Teachings of Rancid Crabtree 141

Christmas Shopping 147

Who Ate My Shakespeare? 151

Romantic Moments 155

The Canoe 159

The Writing of "The Green Box" 165

A Routine Fishing Trip 169

The Brown Pelican 173

Canoodled 177

Christmas Over Easy 183

Dog People 189

Finding My Roots 193

The Longest Three Miles 197

Scrabble's Powers of Observation 201

The Dark and Other Dangers 205

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 10, 2013

    Great

    This guy cracks me up!!!!!!

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  • Posted October 26, 2012

    Check it out!!

    I enjoy Patrick McManus and this book was no different. A very good book.

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