“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.
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Table of ContentsContents 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