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Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 0142004995
ISBN-13: 9780142004999
Sku: 36395496
Publish Date: 4/10/2007
Pages:  272
Age Range:  22 to UP
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From one of America's most beloved writers comes a hilarious and heartfelt novel about ambition, success, and failure as well as the virtues of real love and a steady writing job.
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n this charming departure from Lake Wobegon, bestselling author Garrison Keillor tells a hilarious and heartwarming tale of ambition, success and failure, and the virtues of real love. Aspiring writer Larry Wyler leads a quiet, decent life with his do-gooder wife, Iris, in St. Paul, Minnesota, but he wants more. When his literary debut becomes a hit, he departs for a Manhattan apartment, a job at the New Yorker, and three- martini lunches with the great editor, William Shawn.

But when his second novel bombs and he finds himself in the grip of writerÂ's block, Wyler discovers that successÂ?and the New York publishing sceneÂ?is a fickle mistress, indeed. Creatively barren, nearly destitute, and longing for Iris, he accepts a job writing Â?Ask Mr. Blue,Â? a column doling out advice to the lovelorn. It may not be glamorous work, but through it Wyler discovers whatÂ's really important and sets out to win back the woman he left behind.

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In Garrison Keillor's comic novel, Larry Wyler is living in St. Paul with his wife, Iris, but he longs for the bright lights of the big city--New York. When his first novel hits it big, he's offered a job at the New Yorker magazine, and off he goes. But the New Yorker is not what he thought it was: the magazine Keillor has created is an amalgam of fact and fancy dominated by the Mafia, and Larry doesn't exactly thrive there. Then he starts writing an advice column similar to the one real-life Keillor wrote for Salon magazine. Keillor draws on this and other autobiographical experiences to produce a timely satire of the literary world. A New York Times Notable Book for 2003.
Author Bio
Garrison Keillor
Gary Edward (later Garrison) Keillor was born in 1942 in Anoka, Minnesota, into a family that adhered to a fundamentalist Christian sect, the Plymouth Brethren--and had a childhood he describes as "very happy." He attended the University of Minnesota, receiving his B. A. in 1966, and did graduate work from 1966 to 1968. In 1965, Keillor married Mary C. Guntzel. They had a son, Jason; they were divorced in 1976. A devotee of the Grand Ole Opry, Keillor began hosting "A Prairie Home Companion" on Minnesota Public Radio, and soon the show went national. He was greatly influenced by relatives who gave "long, meandering talks" at family gatherings. As his success grew, and the books inspired by his show lingered on the bestseller lists, Keillor grew more and more ambivalent about celebrity and losing touch with his Midwestern roots. He detested the onslaught of shopping malls and encroaching urbanization of his hometown. He shocked his following in 1984 when he closed "A Prairie Home Companion." He moved to Denmark in 1987 with his second wife, but eventually returned to the U.S. (until 1992 he was a staff writer at The New Yorker), where after another divorce he married wife number three, a violinist.

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New York Times Book Review
"To love LOVE ME, it probably helps to be a writer and also half Norwegian....Keillor's forte, though, is hitting those wry, eyebrow-arching notes that ring true no matter who you are or where you're from....Sharp humor doesn't always have a heart, yet for all its sly satire and deadpan zingers, LOVE ME is surprisingly touching." - Carl Hiassen 08/17/2003

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Product attributeeBooks:   Kobo
Product attributeBook Format:   Paperback
Product attributeMinimum Age:   18
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0272
Product attributePublisher:   Penguin Books
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