The Bear in the Attic

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Henry Holt and Co. #ad - Alongside his humor, McManus's inimitable vision consistently evokes a childlike wonder at the natural world. Even if we are running low on food, the compass is broken, and we are fairly certain we have just spotted a family of Sasquatches frolicking in the treetops, The Bear in the Attic makes the outdoors seem irresistible.

Mcmanus's newest collection ponders the strange allure of the RV, the baffling tendency of animals to outsmart those who wish to hunt them, the existential implications of being lost, and the singular pleasure of doubling the size of every fish one doesn't actually catch. Combining the curmudgeonly voice of Dave Barry and the sly humor of Garrison Keillor, McManus brilliantly captures the everyday absurdities that comprise our existence.

The Bear in the Attic #ad - The beloved humorist and bestselling author returns with his most riotous collection of essays to date. Overflowing with his trademark outdoorsman's wit, Patrick F.

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Kerplunk!: Stories

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Simon & Schuster #ad - Traveling the highways and byways of the pacific Northwest, the delightful backcountry characters of Kerplunk! understand how a life of hunting and fishing -- and its inherent potential for misadventure -- can resonate with larger meaning. In these tall tales, why you should never get your hair cut by someone who's mad at you, what to do when a deer wanders into camp but your sleeping bag has frozen shut, McManus and his buddies learn how not to net a fish, and how to avoid bird-dog flatulence.

Patrick F. Mcmanus's gently comic stories about outdoor life have earned him millions of fans worldwide. Often nostalgic, and always funny, occasionally philosophical, the stories in Kerplunk! reaffirm Patrick F. Mcmanus's reputation as an American classic. Mcmanus's characters know exactly why it costs $500 to make a fly lure that retails for $2; why installing a boat trailer hookup can lead to divorce; and, why you should always listen for the sound of your fishing line hitting the water -- because in life as it is in fishing, most important, you don't know you're in the water until you hear the kerplunk! These wry, curmudgeonly tales appeal to real outdoorsmen and the armchair variety alike.

Kerplunk!: Stories #ad - With kerplunk!, mcmanus delivers a collection of folksy, wonderfully wise depictions of country life worthy of Mark Twain.

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Into the Twilight, Endlessly Grousing

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Simon & Schuster #ad - In mcmanus's world, all steaks should be chicken-fried, strong coffee is drunk by the light of a campfire, and fishing trips consist of men acting like boys and boys behaving like the small animals we've always assumed they were. In this, mcmanus takes on everything from an idaho crime wave to his friend Dolph's atomic-powered huckleberry picker to the uncertain joys of standing waist-deep in icy water, and curmudgeonly calls for bigger and bigger fish stories, wry observations, the tenth hilarious collection of his adventures, watching the fish go by.

. Like twain -- or more contemporary humorists Dave Barry and Garrison Keillor -- Patrick McManus shares the belief that life's eternal verities exist primarily to be overturned.

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The Horse in My Garage and Other Stories

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Skyhorse #ad - Mcmanus’s existing work in humor. Mcmanus in the horse in My Garage and Other Stories. The horse in my garage and Other Stories is a hilarious addition to Patrick F. The author weighs in on his childhood, everyday life, and outdoor tales with his typical exaggerated commentary that will elicit a belly laugh from all types of readers.

Read about the antics of patrick’s friends rancid Crabtree and Retch Sweeney in such stories as “Shaping Up for the Hunt” and “Bear Hunters. Mcmanus plays off the recent obsession with hoarders in his surprising story “The Lady Who Kept Things. In the titular story, meet patrick’s horse, Huckleberry, and enjoy the experience of all the problems that come along with owning your own horse—or keeping him in the garage.

The Horse in My Garage and Other Stories #ad - Other great stories include:“catch-and-eaters, on a fateful birding trip in australia“chicken chronicles, sit back, ” concerning the woes of patrick and his wife, ” a look at one director’s loose interpretation of historical accuracy and political correctness“A Lake Too Far, ” about the importance of a forked stick when fishing“$7000 TV Historical Extravaganza, ” which involves Patrick’s memory of wandering around naked in the chicken yard when guests came to callSo pull up a chair, Bun, and enjoy laughing to the hilarious adventures of Patrick F.

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The Good Samaritan Strikes Again

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Holt Paperbacks #ad - With “a style that brings to mind Mark Twain, Art Buchwald, and Garrison Keillor” People, Patrick F. Mcmanus delivers another stellar collection of witty cautionary tales of the great outdoors in The Good Samaritan Strikes Again. Gathering together twenty-four of his hilarious essays—originally published in such magazines as Outdoor Life—this volume features not only McManus’s follies with Mother Nature, his less than helpful attempt to be a good Samaritan to an injured motorist, but those of human nature as he shares such funny moments of his life as his first kiss, his public relations career, and so much more.

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Rubber Legs and White Tail-Hairs Holt Paperback

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Holt Paperbacks #ad - He introduces a variety of friends old and new, and takes readers to many exotic locales outdoors and indoors. America's favorite outdoor humorist is back with an outrageously fresh collection of stories.

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Real Ponies Don't Go Oink!

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Holt Paperbacks #ad - Bestsellers by america's favorite humorist:a fine and pleasant miserythey shoot canoes, don't they?never sniff a gift fishThe Grasshopper TrapRubber Legs And White Tail-hairsThe Night The Bear Ate GoombawWhatchagot Stew with Patricia "The Troll" McManus GassReal Ponies Don't Go Oink!The Good Samaritan Strikes AgainHow I Got This WayThese titles are available from Henry Holt and Company.

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How I Got This Way

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Holt Paperbacks #ad - Patrick mcmanus, beginning with the need to be tall, the bestselling author of such hilarious books as A Fine and Pleasant Misery and Never Sniff a Gift Fish, now offers readers solid thoughts on the qualities that define leadership, and much more, in this outrageous collection of short pieces that reveals his tortuous trip along the writer's path.

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The Night the Bear Ate Goombaw

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Holt Paperbacks #ad - From teaching his stepfather the methods of madness behind farm work through his best friend’s grandmother’s fear of bears, McManus reveals that human behavior is even wilder than the wilderness. America’s “most gifted outdoor humorist” Detroit Free Press regales readers with this collection of gut-busting, man vs.

. Mcmanus’s hilarious and comic stories of camping and other nature-oriented activities reach ridiculous proportions in The Night the Bear Ate Goombaw. Nature tales originally published in such magazines as Field & Stream and Outdoor Living. Patrick F.

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The Grasshopper Trap

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Holt Paperbacks #ad - In this collection of thirty zany stories, spoofing camping, and other outdoor recreational activities, fishing, McManus shares his hilarious wilderness misadventures. Mcmanus, the “funniest guy in the outdoor life and Field & Stream gang…offers another bag of whimsy in the Great Outdoors”* with The Grasshopper Trap.

It’s enough to tickle the most rabid member of the National Rifle Association. Kirkus Reviews. Patrick F. McManus. From facing an angry bear with an unloaded gun and the folly of running a boat while it’s still on the trailer to not questioning the ingredients found in camp cookout cuisine and the best methods of catching grasshoppers, no one knows how to express Mother Nature’s sense of humor like Patrick F.

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They Shoot Canoes, Don't They?

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Holt Paperbacks #ad - Mcmanus celebrates the hidden pleasures, an examination of the precarious and perhaps fanatical expertise required for ice fishing, and fishing in his hilarious collection They Shoot Canoes, unappreciated lore, Don’t They?Gathered here for the reader’s edification are such treasures as the true but little known story of the discovery of the efficacy of live bait by Genghis Khan’s chef, and opportunities for disaster to be found in the recreations of camping, hunting, and a consideration of the circumstances that can cause a deer to ride a bicycle.

With tongue pressed firmly in cheek and a gentle but penetrating eye for human foibles, Patrick F. Among additional topics explored are The Crouch Hop and Other Useful Outdoor Steps, The Sensuous Angler, and Psychic Powers for Outdoorsmen. Included, an invaluable lexicon that helps the novice sportsman understand such arcane terminology as “ooooooeee-ah-ah-ah! if there’s one thing i hate, is The Hunter’s Dictionary, wet pants in the morning” and “Baff mast pime ig bead feas mid miff pife! That’s the last time I try to eat peas in the dark with my hunting knife!” The author’s appreciation of outdoor life began in his early boyhood, when he absorbed a wealth of improbable information imparted by the old woodsman Rancid Crabtree, it’s putting on cold, too, “who bathed only on leap years.

They Shoot Canoes, Don't They? #ad - Young mcmanus also enjoyed special adventures with his ill-remembered sidekick, Retch Sweeney, and another boon companion of days gone by, Strange, the loquacious family dog, whose exploits as a hunter were limited to assaulting stray chickens and on one memorable occasion a skunk. Mcmanus here follows up a fine and Pleasant Misery with a collection of sketches that launches him into the front ranks of outdoor humorists.

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