Patrick F. McManus


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

Died
April 11, 2018

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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 · 21,376 ratings · 1,453 reviews · 53 distinct worksSimilar authors
They Shoot Canoes, Don't They?

4.28 avg rating — 2,173 ratings — published 1981 — 9 editions
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A Fine and Pleasant Misery

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4.34 avg rating — 2,169 ratings — published 1978 — 10 editions
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Never Sniff A Gift Fish

4.27 avg rating — 1,871 ratings — published 1983 — 12 editions
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The Grasshopper Trap

4.29 avg rating — 1,623 ratings — published 1985 — 11 editions
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The Night the Bear Ate Goombaw

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4.28 avg rating — 1,525 ratings — published 1989 — 9 editions
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Real Ponies Don't Go Oink!

4.23 avg rating — 1,440 ratings — published 1991 — 11 editions
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Rubber Legs and White Tail-...

4.24 avg rating — 1,149 ratings — published 1987 — 7 editions
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The Good Samaritan Strikes ...

4.20 avg rating — 968 ratings — published 1992 — 9 editions
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How I Got This Way

4.18 avg rating — 915 ratings — published 1994 — 8 editions
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The Bear in the Attic

4.08 avg rating — 785 ratings — published 2002 — 8 editions
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“There is no greater fan of fly fishing then the worm.”
Patrick F. McManus

“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 Mcmanus

“There is nothing better than to be headed into the mountains on a clean fresh day with the sun rising through the trees and good company and good talk and the sense of ease that comes from the knowledge that you are in somebody else's car and it is not your transmission that is going to get torn out on a big rock.”
Patrick Mcmanus, They Shoot Canoes, Don't They?
tags: humor