Patrick F. McManus

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Patrick F. McManus

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in Sandpoint, Idaho, The United States
August 25, 1933

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Patrick F. McManus is an American outdoor humor writer. A humor columnist for Outdoor Life and other magazines, his columns have been collected in several books.

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* Sheriff Bo Tully


Average rating: 4.14 · 13,553 ratings · 939 reviews · 51 distinct works · Similar authors
They Shoot Canoes, Don't They?
4.25 of 5 stars 4.25 avg rating — 1,528 ratings — published 1981 — 9 editions
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A Fine and Pleasant Misery
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Never Sniff A Gift Fish
4.26 of 5 stars 4.26 avg rating — 1,353 ratings — published 1983 — 3 editions
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The Grasshopper Trap
4.27 of 5 stars 4.27 avg rating — 1,141 ratings — published 1985 — 11 editions
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The Night the Bear Ate Goombaw
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4.25 of 5 stars 4.25 avg rating — 1,070 ratings — published 1989 — 9 editions
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Real Ponies Don't Go Oink!
4.2 of 5 stars 4.20 avg rating — 1,031 ratings — published 1991 — 10 editions
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Rubber Legs and White Tail-...
4.21 of 5 stars 4.21 avg rating — 810 ratings — published 1987 — 7 editions
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The Good Samaritan Strikes ...
4.18 of 5 stars 4.18 avg rating — 670 ratings — published 1992 — 7 editions
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How I Got This Way
4.14 of 5 stars 4.14 avg rating — 629 ratings — published 1994 — 8 editions
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The Bear in the Attic
4.08 of 5 stars 4.08 avg rating — 539 ratings — published 2002 — 7 editions
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“There is no greater fan of fly fishing then the worm.”
Patrick F. McManus

“It's been a long, hard day, and bit by bit you have been transformed into a single, vertical, barely ambulatory ache. All that awaits you now is another long, lonely night on the hard, cold ground. "What am I doing out here?" you ask yourself. "I must be mad!" Indeed, you are mad. Otherwise right now you could be warm and cozy and stretched out in front of your beloved TV, munching popcorn and swigging down ice-cold brew, just like a civilized person. "Oh well," you sigh to yourself. "I'd better stop and get a fire going.”
Patrick F. McManus, The Bear in the Attic

“Writers live with fear. Some writers cannot deal with the fear, and so they quit or refuse to publish. In order to write, you must either ignore the fear or trick it into leaving you alone. The fear is very sly, though and hard to trick. The fear in writing comes from exposing your thoughts, your emotions, your experiences, your ideas, your talent, your intelligence and ultimately your self to public scrutiny and possible scorn. The fear is by no means groundless. You have opened yourself up to the possibility of public humiliations...I sometimes wonder if perhaps the greatest novel ever written isn't gathering dust in some filing cabinet somewhere, simply because its author could not overcome the fear of having it published.”
Patrick F. McManus

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