Danger, Man Working: Writing from the Heart, the Gut, and the Poison Ivy Patch

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Product Details

Price
$18.95
Publisher
Wisconsin Historical Society Press
Publish Date
Pages
240
Dimensions
5.5 X 0.6 X 8.25 inches | 0.65 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780870208409
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About the Author

Michael Perryis the New York Times bestselling author of numerous books including Population: 485 (recently adapted for the stage), Truck: A Love Story, and The Jesus Cow. His live humor recordings include Never Stand Behind a Sneezing Cow and The Clodhopper Monologues. He has recorded three albums with his band, the Long Beds. His live humor recordings include Never Stand Behind a Sneezing Cow and The Clodhopper Monologues. He can be found online at www.sneezingcow.com.

Reviews

Growing up in rural Wisconsin, Perry spent his youth shoveling out cow pens on his family farm, and a nose-to-the-grindstone work ethic stuck with him when he took the leap into making a living as a writer.
His latest is a collection "drawn from the past fifteen years of shovel time," with subjects varying from dog-sledding and autopsies to high cholesterol and cryonic suspension. Each essay is enjoyable in and of
itself, but assembled as a body of work, they relay the appreciable effort it takes to become a writer,"going to work as the work is offered." Self-described as lacking in thematic flow, Danger, Man Working
may seem a somewhat random compilation, but throughout Perry tackles serious issues, like faith, parenting, and stereotypes, without losing his distinct, earnest voice. He has nothing to hide and is
straightforward about the hard work it takes to do something well. And Perry continues to do it well, turning his every topic into a tale full of keen observation, humor, and sincerity. (Melissa Norstedt, BookList, July 25, 2017)