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Garrison Keillor

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



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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 never wanted to be known for longevity

But for brilliant, tragically interrupted brevity.

Immortality is all about brevity, dear heart.

Look at Buddy Holly and Amelia Earhart,

Remembered forever as a beautiful flash,

But I took the low road and my plane didn’t crash.

And now forty years later I’m still not done.

It happens when you’re having fun.

You are surprised to see the sun

Coming up in the east...

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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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Leaving Home
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Lake Wobegon Summer, 1956
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Homegrown Democrat: A Few P...
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Wobegon Boy
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Love Me
3.25 of 5 stars 3.25 avg rating — 989 ratings — published 2003 — 15 editions
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