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Lake Wobegon Days by Garrison Keillor
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Mar 16, 2009

really liked it
Read in March, 2009

This was probably the only book I've ever read where the narrator's voice in my head was not my own. It was Garrison Keillor's! If you enjoy Keillor's A Prairie Home Companion radio show, then you will almost certainly enjoy this book. It is one HUGE dose of Lake Wobegon. Not only that, his anecdotes are filled with much more un-pc humor than the show features, what with swears and murders making it into the mix. I especially enjoyed his tales of childhood, as they brought me back to my own- not yet so far removed. In fact. . . if it weren't for the Norwegians, St. Louis, and Minneapolis references, Lake Wobegon could very well double for the town I grew up in. Have some Zucchini! Oh yeah? You don't want any?? Well we'll just have to leave it on your back doorstep in the middle of the night. Or as my mom would do, leave it in your mailbox :-D

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03/16/2009 page 103
03/18/2009 page 167
49.55% "This is the only book I've ever read where the narrator in my head is not my own voice. It's Garrison Keillor!"
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KATE! Let me know whatcha think about it when you're done! It's sitting on my shelf waiting for me to read it.

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