From the Back Cover
"These stories were made possible by the people who sat and listened to them, and I am very grateful for their patience. From the stage, they appear so calm and handsome and hopeful, I wish I could sit with them and wait for whatever it is they're waiting for. They remind me of the people (including me) who used to sit around and listen to Uncle Lew Powell reel off a few. This batch was done in memory of that dear man and of other greats I've known whom God gave a powerful affection for humankind, and the gift of gab."
-- Garrison Keillor, 1983
About the Author
GARRISON KEILLOR is America’s favorite storyteller. For more than 35 years, as the host of A Prairie Home Companion
, he has captivated millions of listeners with his weekly News from Lake Wobegon monologues. A Prairie Home Companion
is heard on hundreds of public radio stations, as well as America One, the Armed Forces Networks, Sirius Satellite Radio, and via a live audio webcast.
Keillor is also the author of several books and a frequent contributor to national publications including Time, The New Yorker,
and National Geographic
, in addition to writing his own syndicated column. He has been awarded a National Humanities Medal from the National Endowment of the Humanities. When not touring, he resides in St. Paul, Minnesota.
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