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Off Main Street Barnstormers, Prophets, and Gatemouth's Gator - Essays

ISBN-10: 0060755504

ISBN-13: 9780060755508

Edition: 2005

Authors: Michael Perry

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Whether he's fighting fires, passing a kidney stone, hammering down I-80 in an 18-wheeler, or meditating on the relationship between cowboys and God, Michael Perry draws on his rural roots and footloose past to write from a perspective that merges the local with the global. Ranging across subjects as diverse as lot lizards, Klan wizards, and small-town funerals, Perry's writing in this wise and witty collection of essays balances earthiness with poetry, kinetics with contemplation, and is regularly salted with his unique brand of humor.
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Book details

List price: $14.99
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 6/28/2016
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 5.31" wide x 8.00" long x 0.69" tall
Weight: 0.550
Language: English

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).

Introduction
Around Here
A Way with Wings
Farther Along
Saving the Kidneys
The Fat Man Delivers Christmas
Big Things
The Roots Remain
Taking Courage
Houses on Hills
Swelter
You Are Here
Gearjammers
Convoy
Rolling Thunder
The Road Gang
Fear This
End of the Line for a Depot Man
The Haul Road
Aaron Tippin: A Holler Full of Trucks
On Tour
Sara Evans
The Osmotic Elvis
Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown
Ramblin' Jack Elliott
Steve Earle: Hard-Core Troubador
The Body Eclectic
Scarlet Ribbons
Rock Slide!
Life in the Fat Lane
Manure Is Elemental
Hirsute Pursuits
Catching at the Hems of Ghosts
Way Off Main Street
What We Want
RSVP to the KKK
People to Avoid on the Backpack Circuit
Falling Together
Branding God
Postscript
About the Photographers