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Garrison Keillor: A Life in Comedy

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In April 2002, Garrison Keillor gave three live performances at the Yale Repertory Theatre, reading from a variety of his published and unpublished stories, novels, and essays. The award-winning radio personality and man behind the Lake Wobegon phenomenon presented his original musings on the life and times in which we live. Presenting one man, one mike, and a captive audi ...more
Audio CD, 150 pages
Published February 24th 2003 by HighBridge Audio (first published September 17th 2002)
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Joel
Mar 05, 2008 rated it really liked it
I love Garrison Keillor, so this was a great road trip companion. He tells stories about normal people, people like your mom and dad, or maybe your strange uncle (if you're overly normal) finding humor in the stages of life. He isn't a typical comedian, and is unafraid to end his stories on a thoughtful note, and is more literary than most. He loves adjectives, rhyming his tales, a great turn of phrase, but isn't a bit overly romantic with his words, either (I haven't heard the term "Buster" in ...more
Christopher
Dec 06, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Garrision Keillor, of Prairie Home Companion fame, is also on the country's best short story humor writers, right up there with Mark Twain. If you want to know and understand the Midwest, his unique and humorous story of lives lived and loved with inconsistently consistence is required reading and enjoying.

This CD has stories from Kiellor's performances at the Yale Repertory Theatre. He reads his stories both published and unpublished to a live audience. I guarantee that each will elicit a chuc
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Susan
Apr 22, 2016 rated it it was amazing
My husband and I listened to this book on a road trip up California's Central Valley. It is classic Garrison Keillor. We are big fans of Prairie Home Companion so it's no surprise that we loved this too.
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Sep 08, 2009 rated it liked it
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Jason Roland
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Funny and heart-warming...like all of his other books.
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Jul 28, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Hilarious! This is my first Garrison Keillor book and I listened to it.....loved it! I will surely look for more at the library!
Jen
Oct 06, 2013 rated it it was ok
I had read a few of these stories in other books. It was okay but not great.
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Listened to this while driving. Entertaining while at the same time some deep thoughts. Highly recommend. I listened to a couple of the CDs several times.
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Garrison Keillor (born Gary Edward Keillor on August 7, 1942 in Anoka, Minnesota) is an American author, storyteller, humorist, columnist, musician, satirist, and radio personality. He is known as host of the Minnesota Public Radio show "A Prairie Home Companion".

Keillor was born in Anoka, Minnesota, the son of Grace Ruth (née Denham) and John Philip Keillor, who was a carpenter and postal worker.
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