Garrison Keillor

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Garrison Keillor

in Anoka, Minnesota, The United States
August 07, 1942




Garrison Keillor (born Gary Edward Keillor on August 7, 1942 in Anoka, Minnesota) is an American author, storyteller, humorist, columnist, musician, satirist, and radio personality. He is known as host of the Minnesota Public Radio show "A Prairie Home Companion".

Keillor was born in Anoka, Minnesota, the son of Grace Ruth (née Denham) and John Philip Keillor, who was a carpenter and postal worker. His father had English ancestry, partly by way of Canada (Keillor's paternal grandfather was from Kingston, Ontario). His maternal grandparents were Scottish immigrants, from Glasgow. The family belonged to the Plymouth Brethren, a fundamentalist Christian denomination Keillor has since left. He is six feet, three inches (1.9 m) tall. Keillor is a

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I know, it seems outrageous, But it’s getting a lot of attention on some very respectable Web pages — which mainstream media won’t mention:

Donald Trump was not born in Queens,

He was born in the Philippines,

In a hotel in downtown Manila.

Where his hair turned bright vanilla

Due to vitamin deficiencies.

Read the full column at the Chicago Tribune’s site

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Good Poems

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Lake Wobegon Days

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Good Poems for Hard Times

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Pontoon: A Novel of Lake Wo...

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Lake Wobegon Summer, 1956

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Leaving Home

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Wobegon Boy

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December 2009, Garrison Keillor
"A fascinating retelling of our cultural history—from the first Europeans through Obama, including the Civil War, the blues, Huck Finn, AA, Hank Williams, Tennessee Williams, Chuck Berry, the NFL, and Google." ...More

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“Anyone who thinks sitting in church can make you a Christian must also think that sitting in a garage can make you a car.”
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“A book is a gift you can open again and again.”
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