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 has hosted the comedy/variety radio show A Prairie Home Companion since 1974. His many books include Lake Wobegon Days, Leaving Home, Happy to Be Here, The Book of Guys, Homegrown Democrat, Lake Wobegon Summer 1956, Love Me, Wobegon Boy, Pontoon, Liberty, and Pilgrims. Audio CDs and cassettes of compilations of A Prairie Home Companion and Keillor's readings of his books have sold in the millions. He wrote the script for and starred in the 2006 motion picture A Prairie Home Companion, the final film directed by Robert Altman.