Old Man and the Swamp: A True Story about My Weird Dad, a Bunch of Snakes, and One Ridiculous Road Trip


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Simon & Schuster
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5.4 X 8.3 X 0.7 inches | 0.0 pounds

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About the Author

John Sellers is the author of Perfect From Now On: How Indie Rock Saved My Life and has written for GQ, The Believer, The Atlantic, and The New York Times, among many other publications. Originally from Grand Rapids, Michigan, he currently lives in Brooklyn, New York. For more information, visit johnsellers.com.


"I want to ride in a car with John Sellers and his father. This book is honest, hilarious, and always interesting. Sellers is a fantastic writer. He's not just some douche who got famous from a Twitter page."--Justin Halpern, author of Sh*t My Dad Says
"John Sellers is an exceptionally funny writer. And I'm not just saying that because he knows how to use a shotgun."--A.J. Jacobs, author of The Year of Living Biblically
I was driving in a truck with my buddy, and he picks up this book from the floorboards and right away he starts laughing. Like within seconds. And then he reads me a couple lines and I start laughing too. But John Sellers' The Old Man and the Swamp has more than just humor going for it. It offers some amazing insights into the most inspiring and aggravating man that any of us will ever meet: our dad."--Steven Rinella, author of American Buffalo and host of Travel Channel's "The Wild Within"
Fast and easy--just the way I like my books. --Chris Elliott, author of The Shroud of the Thwacker and Into Hot Air
John Sellers has always been a funny writer, and he is very funny here. But as he travels with his herpetology-obsessed dad -- himself strange as a snake -- his journey twists and turns in surprising, fascinating, and touching ways, with a little hiss of heartbreak thrown in. YES: I am saying that this book is itself like a snake, and it is going to consume you slowly and lovingly, as a snake eats a mouse. -- John Hodgman, author of The Areas of My Expertise and More Information Than You Require