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The Big Garage on Clear Shot: Growing Up, Growing Old, and Going Fishing at the End of the Road

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In this winderful new gem of a book, Tom Bodett takes readers back to the End of the Road to tell some fresh stories, just like those heard around the coffeepot at the Big Garage on Clearshot. Here is a big, wise, and diverse book, shot through with simple truths of life as it's really lived. Illustrations.
Hardcover, 299 pages
Published October 1st 1990 by William Morrow & Company (first published September 1990)
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See my review of The End of the Road for my thoughts on Bodett and his world.

More stories about the wonderful people who people the town of The End of the Road, Alaska. There's a bit of the warm and poignant in this volume.
Bodett is far more than the Motel 6 voice. His writing is at the very top of what I would call the "clean, funny, informative and funny [again]" genre. His bboks on tape are a must in order to "get it". His characters become your friends. Like people in your neighborhood or old aquantences. Doug McDougan is the guy we all know, hate and love. Norman Tuttle is the new teenager lost in his hormones, Angus, the junk dealer, is the practical guy and Tamara is the greenhead taken to the ultimate degr ...more
Sharon Holford

Entertaining read reminiscent of Garrison Keillor stories in a different setting - Alaska small town. Argus is an interesting character as are they all, but he stands out. Inviting a lady to dinner - frozen TV dinners. Proposing to her via water tanks!!! All in all a very pleasant read.
Very enjoyable. I actually like Bodett better than Garrison Keillor (and I know I spelled it wrong). His town of crazy eccentrics from his radio show is just more enjoyable to me. I've got to read the rest of the series.
Fun relaxing story telling at it's best.
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Tom Bodett is an American author, voice actor and radio host. He is also the current spokesman for the hotel chain Motel 6 and is famous for popularizing the phrase, "We'll leave the light on for you".
A native of Sturgis, Michigan, Bodett had previously provided commentary for National Public Radio's All Things Considered, and was a regular columnist for the webzine Mr. Showbiz. He also did the
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