Stories, monologues, and essays by Garrison Keillor, founder and host of "A Prairie Home Companion"
The first retrospective from "New York Times"-bestselling author Garrison Keillor celebrates the humor and wisdom of this master storyteller. With an introduction and headnotes by the author, along with accompanying photographs and memorabilia, "The Keillor Reader "brings together a full range of Keillor's work. Included are the "Pontoon" monologue, in which twenty-four Lutheran pastors capsize a boat as a parasail and hot-air balloon maneuver above; the Alaska adventures of professional wrestler Jimmy "Big Boy" Valenti; a new version of "Casey at the Bat"; an imaginative memoir of life at the "New Yorker"; and a set of precepts for life, "What Have We Learned So Far?
About the Author
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.