From the Top: Brief Transmissions from Tent Show Radio

From the Top: Brief Transmissions from Tent Show Radio

by Michael Perry

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“Bottom line is, I’m the kind of guy who’s happy to go to the opera, but I should like to be allowed to wear steel-toed boots with my evening suit. I like to read Harper’s with a chaser of Varmint Hunter Magazine. Maybe that’s why I enjoy a good show under canvas. Here we sit, brain-deep in arts and culture, but we’re also just people hanging out in a tent, some of us wearing boots, a few of us wearing Birkenstocks, but best of all we’re breathing free fresh air filled with music.”

From Scandihoovian Spanglish to snickering chickens, New York Times bestselling author and humorist Michael Perry navigates a wide range of topics in this collection of brief essays drawn from his weekly appearances on the nationally syndicated Tent Show Radio program. Fatherhood, dumpster therapy, dangerous wedding rings, Christmas trees, used cars, why you should have bacon in your stock portfolio, loggers in clogs—whatever the subject, Perry has a rare ability to touch both the funny bone and the heart.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780870206818
Publisher: Wisconsin Historical Society
Publication date: 11/04/2013
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 159
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Michael Perry is the author of numerous books including Population: 485 and the New York Times bestseller Visiting Tom. His live humor recordings include Never Stand Behind a Sneezing Cow and The Clodhopper Monologues. He lives in rural Wisconsin with his wife and daughters and is privileged to serve as a first responder with the local fire department. He can be found online at

Table of Contents

Contents Introduction A Fine Place to Start Victoria’s Secret and the Cosmos Teetotal Here We Go Again Re-decaffeinated The Big Thankful Avulsion Aversion Logger Clogs Ring On, Ring Off Walking Nowhere Cheaters Gozzled No Limits The Road Priorities Reasonableness Past Tents, Present Tents First Time Taking the Air Sweaty Cheese and Injured Cereal A World Away Flying above the Canvas Black Dog Canvas Rain The Inner Circle Song for My Daughters Pet of the Week Dumpster Date Chicken Coop Campout Typhoid Mary That Cat Used Car Shopping Firewood Friend Tough Granny The White Pine Christmas Tree Kids Neverending New Year A Sense of Pitch Happy Mourning Music Coolsville Steve Earle, Life Coach Advice from a Grammy Winner Guitar Girls Blues for Amateurs Lock Up the Chickens Asparagus Unfarmer Haute Pig Feed Skunk War E- I- IPO Cock- a- Doodle- Ego Snow Plow Trouble Really Free- Range Chicken Pathfinding Friends and Neighbors The Cutting Edge Friendly Fencing Truck Talk John Deere Funeral Ambulance Karma Tom and Arlene in Love In the Wake of the Wake Acknowledgments

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