A Boy and His Dog in Hell: And Other True Stories


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$19.95  $18.55
Sager Group LLC
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6.0 X 9.0 X 0.8 inches | 1.16 pounds

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About the Author

Pastor Mike Sager graduated from the University of Washington where he became a follower of Jesus Christ through the ministry of Campus Crusade for Christ. He attended Talbot Seminary at BIOLA University in southern California, where he met his wife, Holly. He earned his doctorate degree from Trinity International University in Illinois, and in 1986, the couple served at the E. Free Church in Morris, Minnesota, where their three children were born. They have been serving Faith Church in Austin, Minnesota, since 2006, and invest much of their lives focusing on those things that are eternal.


"This collection of pieces from Mike Sager is just brilliant-brave, written with soul and beauty, and unflinching in the depiction of a real America that needs to be revealed. Bravo to Sager for being one of the few writers left willing to do it."

-Buzz Bissinger, author of Friday Night Lights and A Prayer for the City

"Like a silver-tongued Margaret Mead, Sager slips into foreign societies almost unnoticed and lives among the natives, chronicling his observations in riveting long-form narratives that recall a less tragic, less self-involved Hunter S. Thompson and a more relatable Tom Wolfe."

-Performances Magazine

"Sager has made a career of finding the unexpected story and telling it with empathy and narrative skill-a talent that's on display throughout this eclectic and consistently arresting collection."

-Publishers Weekly

"His self-effacing style evokes George Orwell's famous dictum that good writing should be as transparent as a pane of glass...The long opening scene in "Kobe Bryant Doesn't Want Your Love" is a gorgeously observed vision of Bryant taking a shot at the hoop and worth the price of the book. No camera could show as much as Sager does as Bryant sinks a single foul shot. I'd submit the scene as Exhibit A for why, in an age of video, writing still matters."

-San Diego CityBeat

"A sampler of the best of American magazine writing over the past 25 years, even if the stories all come from a single author."

-Deseret News

"Sager writes with a keen eye, grit, and insight. This is a compelling book that is guaranteed to both shock and haunt long after the final page has been read."

-Tucson Citizen

"A craftsman of superior talent...Sager is at his best in this stunning collection."

-Augusta Metro Spirit

*Many of the stories in Hunting Marlon Brando were originally included in Wounded Warriors, which is no longer in print.