Patrick McManus offers wry observations about small-town life and curmudgeonly insists on bigger and bigger fish stories in this hilarious collection from one of the greatest contemporary humorists.
Patrick McManus believes that life's eternal truths exist solely for the purpose of being overturned and proved incorrect. In McManus's world, nothing is what it should be. 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.
About the Author
Patrick F. McManus is a renowned outdoor writer, humorist, and longtime columnist for Outdoor Life and Field & Stream. His most recent Sheriff Bo Tully mysteries are The Double-Jack Murders and Avalanche. He is the author of many other books, including such runaway New York Times bestsellers as The Grasshopper Trap, The Night the Bear Ate Goombaw, and Real Ponies Don't Go Oink! He lives in Spokane, Washington.
The New York Times Everybody should read Patrick McManus.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Describing Patrick McManus as an outdoor humorist is like saying Mark Twain wrote books about small boys.
The Atlantic Patrick McManus is a treasure.
People A style that brings to mind Mark Twain, Art Buchwald, and Garrison Keillor.
Detroit Free Press McManus is today's most gifted outdoor humorist.