Love Me (Paperback)

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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.


Publisher Penguin Group USA
Mfg Part# 9780142004999
SKU 36395496
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0142004995
Release Date 4/10/2007
Dimensions (in Inches) 7.75H x 5L x 0.25T
Author Info
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.
"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."
From the Publisher
Annotation 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.
Editors Note Leaving his wife to pursue an idealized life as a writer, Larry Wyler finds his early successes quickly deteriorating and returns home to write for an advice column, through which he learns unexpected life lessons. Reprint.
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Book Format Paperback
Minimum Age 18
Number of Pages 0272
Publisher Penguin Books

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