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Liberty by Garrison Keillor
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Jun 25, 10

Read in June, 2010

I love Garrison Keillor. I often listen to A Prairie Home Companion and have even been to a couple live broadcasts, but there is something about his Lake Wobegon books that make me uneasy. I had the same problem with Woody Allen films; they just hit too close to home for comfort. With Woody it was the problem that he new all about my neuroses and angst. He displayed it on the screen for all to see. I shrank away from his works for a very long time.

As I aged (and sought professional help), I became more at ease with myself; but now, along comes Garrison Keillor with his stories of ordinary people trying to cope with a whole new set of problems. How does a man transition from middle age into elder life without making a fool of himself? Keillor's women seldom seem to have a problem; but the men.... Too close to home, again.
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message 1: by Patricia (new)

Patricia Hi Joshua - Liked this review - I'm not a Keillor fan, as you know, but I love your honesty and insight.....Patricia


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