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Prairie Home Commonplace Book 25 Years on the Air

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ISBN-10: 1565113454

ISBN-13: 9781565113459

Edition: Abridged 

Authors: Garrison Keillor, Marcia Pankake, Marcia Pankake

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On July 6, 1974, in a small concert hall at Macalester College, A Prairie Home Companion debuted as a live radio show in front of an auspicious audience of about twelve people. It "was about as awful as a show could possibly be, and we have the tapes to prove it," recalls host Garrison Keillor. Thankfully, the show improved considerably over the years and today over two-and-a-half million listeners tune in each week to hear that friendly, familiar mix of music, humor, and storytelling. The dictionary defines a "commonplace book" as a notebook in which one recordsquotations, poems, extracts, and memorabilia. In A Prairie Home Companion's 25th year, Keillor and friends compiled a commonplace…    
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Book details

List price: $29.95
Publisher: HighBridge Company
Publication date: 9/13/1999
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 160
Size: 9.00" wide x 11.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.342
Language: English

Humorist Garrison Keillor was born Gary Edward Keillor in Anoka, Minnesota on August 7, 1942. He began using the pen name Garrison at the age of thirteen. He received a B.A. from the University of Minnesota in 1966 and paid for his tuition by working at the campus radio station. In 1974, he wrote an essay for the New Yorker about the Grand Ole Opry, which led to his live radio program, A Prairie Home Companion. Stories from Prairie Home were collected and published, but his debut as a novelist was in 1985 with Lake Wobegon Days. His other novels include WLT: A Radio Romance, The Book of Guys, Wobegon Boy, Me by Jimmy (Big Boy) Valente, and Good Poems, American Places. He has also written…    

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