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The Man from Lake Wobegon
This engaging, unauthorized biography finally tells the story of Garrison Keillor's journey from a shy student consumed with writing to a world-famous humorist, compassionate observer of human nature, and even one of Playgirl's Ten Sexiest Men in America. Martin's.
Hardcover, 234 pages
Published January 1st 1987 by St. Martin's Press
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This book was written around 1987, so it is an incomplete portrait of Garrison Keillor, although it is fine a a history of his high school and college years when he was starting to develop as a writer. The author then covers the Minnesota Public Radio years when Prairie Home Companion struggled to find its audience and eventually became the most popular show on public radio. But the author lets the reader know from the start that GK did not want this book published and forbade his friends, famil ...more