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Francis With, a shy young man from North Dakota, entranced by radio, gets into WLT through his uncle Art and quickly becomes the Soderbjerg's right hand. Soon Francis is a budding announcer adored by Lily Dale, the crippled nightingale of WLT kept hidden from her fans, whose firing contributes to the downfall of the station. And then comes television.
From the creator of "A Prairie Home Companion" and bestselling author of Lake Wobegon Days comes the trade paper edition of the hilariously bawdy novel that is "irresistibly delicious . . . a satisfying romp with a yarnmaster who can make you howl" (Los Angeles Times Book Review). In the spring of 1926, the Soderbjerg brothers plunge into broadcasting to rescue their failing restaurant and go on to make radio history over the next quarter century.
“Irresistibly delicious…a satisfying romp with a yarnmaster who can make you howl.” —The Los Angeles Times Book Review
Posted May 20, 2015
If you know him from the radio show, odds are good you will strongly dislike this book. He does have a FCC to worry about and takes full advantage of this fact.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted August 16, 2008
I've never read anything by this author and don't know why I read this, but I'm glad I did. This is laugh-out-loud funny! A warm and charming book with great characters you love, even the bad ones. A great book!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.