The Horse in My Garage and Other Stories

The Horse in My Garage and Other Stories

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by Patrick F. McManus
     
 

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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

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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

Booklist
“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.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781626361171
Publisher:
Skyhorse Publishing
Publication date:
10/01/2013
Pages:
224
Sales rank:
183,849
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.80(d)

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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The Horse in My Garage and Other Stories 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This guy cracks me up!!!!!!
c0093k More than 1 year ago
I enjoy Patrick McManus and this book was no different. A very good book.
PVF More than 1 year ago
A nice, comfortable read by a former newspaper columnist discussing his life.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago