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Truck

ISBN-10: 0060571187
ISBN-13: 9780060571184
Edition: N/A
Authors: Michael Perry
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Description: The author of Population: 485 returns, delivering a truckload of humor, heart, and . . . gardening tips? Think Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, complete with stock cars, sexy vegetables, and a laugh track. "All I wanted to do was fix  More...

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Book details

List price: $14.99
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 3/8/2016
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 5.31" wide x 8.00" long x 0.72" tall
Weight: 0.902
Language: English

The author of Population: 485 returns, delivering a truckload of humor, heart, and . . . gardening tips? Think Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, complete with stock cars, sexy vegetables, and a laugh track. "All I wanted to do was fix my old pickup truck," says Michael Perry. "That, and plant my garden. Then I met this woman. . . ." Truck: A Love Story recounts a year in which Perry struggles to grow his own food ("Seed catalogs are responsible for more unfulfilled fantasies than Enron and Penthouse combined"), live peaceably with his neighbors (one test-fires his black powder rifle in the alley; another's best Sunday shirt reads 100 PERCENT WHUP-ASS), and sort out his love life. But along the way, he sets his hair on fire, is attacked by wild turkeys, takes a date to the fire department chicken dinner, and proposes marriage to a woman in New Orleans. As with Population: 485, much of the spirit of Truck: A Love Story may be found in the characters Perry meets: a one-eyed land surveyor, a paraplegic biker who rigs a sidecar so that his quadriplegic pal can ride along, a bartender who refuses to sell light beer, an enchanting woman who never existed, and half the staff of National Public Radio. By turns hilarious and heartfelt, a tale that begins on a pile of sheep manure, detours to the Whitney Museum of American Art, and returns to the deer-hunting swamps of northern Wisconsin, Truck: A Love Story becomes a testament to the surprising and unintended consequences of love. 1006

Michael Perry is a writer and a humorist. He has written three best selling memoirs and his work has appeared in Esquire, The New York Times Magazine, Backpacker, Outside, and Salon.com. Perry was born in rural Wisconsin. He has spent many years as a volunteer firefighter. The majority of his writing discusses his farming background and life lessons. He was educated at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. Perry's books include Visiting Tom: A Man, a Highway, and the Road to Roughneck Grace (2012); Coop: A Year of Poultry, Pigs, and Parenting (2009); Truck: A Love Story (2006); Off Main Street: Brainstormers, Prophets, and Gatemouth's Gator (2005); Population: 485: Meeting Your Neighbors One Siren at a Time (2002); Big Rigs, Elvis & the Grand Dragon Wayne (1999); and Why They Killed Big Boy (1996).

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