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The Book of Guys

Fiction: Garrison Keillor / A Prairie Home Companion / Humor
Abridged   3 hour(s)
Publication date: 05/01/2003

The Book of Guys

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Audio CD ISBN:9781565118140
Digital Download ISBN:9781598873283


In eight tales, the old storyteller plumbs the lives of various guys—an aging god, a fallen hero, a confused cowboy, a jealous husband, an old lecher, a teen-age leper, and more—and locates the true nature of guyhood today.

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Product Description

In this collection of stories you'll meet a bunch of memorable guys including Lonesome Shorty, a cowpoke torn between the proud life in the saddle and the comforts of warm apartments and women; Buddy, the teen-age leper in Sioux Falls; Earl Grey, the great tea inventor and former Republican child; Casey, at the bat in Mudville again; Dionysus, the god of wine; and Roy Bradley, boy broadcaster. Brilliantly funny, touching, and acute, The Book of Guys reveals the perilous situation of guys today.

  • The Mid-life Crisis of Dionysus
  • Herb Johnson, the God of Canton
  • Casey at the Bat (Road Game Version)
  • Lonesome Shorty
  • Marooned
  • Don Giovanni
  • Buddy the Leper
  • The Country Mouse and the City Mouse

Author Bio

GARRISON KEILLOR is America’s favorite storyteller. For more than 35 years, as the host of A Prairie Home Companion, he has captivated millions of listeners with his weekly News from Lake Wobegon monologues. A Prairie Home Companion is heard on hundreds of public radio stations, as well as America One, the Armed Forces Networks, Sirius Satellite Radio, and via a live audio webcast.

Keillor is also the author of several books and a frequent contributor to national publications including Time, The New Yorker, and National Geographic, in addition to writing his own syndicated column. He has been awarded a National Humanities Medal from the National Endowment of the Humanities. When not touring, he resides in St. Paul, Minnesota.