Lake Wobegon Days by Garrison Keillor
Learn why Lake Wobegon never made it onto the map and meet “the last honest men in America”–Norwegian bachelor farmers. The book follows a novel format but includes several of your favorite stories from the live radio program A Prairie Home Companion.
"What has always hooked me … is Keillor's ability to tread a line delicate as a cobweb between satire and sentiment. He never romanticizes the past, nor small-town virtues. In the great tradition of humorists, he is a moralist, who perceives the incredible mixture of little vices and virtues that everyone has, including himself …: The book is not simply 337 pages of News from Lake Wobegon®. It is fuller, richer, more serious, but also funnier and franker." –The Cleveland Plain Dealer
“A comic anatomy of what is small and ordinary and therefore potentially profound and universal in American life … Keillor’s strength as a writer is to make the ordinary extraordinary.” –Chicago Tribune