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Truck A Love Story (Hardcover)

Author:  Michael Perry
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Format: Hardcover
ISBN-10: 0060571179
ISBN-13: 9780060571177
Sku: 202454820
Publish Date: 10/1/2006
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 9H x 6L x 0.75T
Pages:  281
Age Range:  NA
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As with his popular "Population: 485," Perry delivers a truckload of humor, heart, and gardening tips in this chronicle of a year in which he grows his own food, seeks to live peaceably with his neighbors, and sort out his love life.
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"A whimsical memoir chronicles a year during which the author struggled to grow his own food, live peaceably with volatile neighbors, and fix his pickup truck, endeavors during which he fell in love, endured a wild turkey attack, and befriended a paraplegic and quadriplegic biker team. 50,000 first printing."

The author of Population: 485 returns, delivering a truckload of humor, heart, and . . . gardening tips? Think Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, complete with stock cars, sexy vegetables, and a laugh track.

"All I wanted to do was fix my old pickup truck," says Michael Perry. "That, and plant my garden. Then I met this woman. . . ." Truck: A Love Story recounts a year in which Perry struggles to grow his own food ("Seed catalogs are responsible for more unfulfilled fantasies than Enron and Penthouse combined"), live peaceably with his neighbors (one test-fires his black powder rifle in the alley; another's best Sunday shirt reads 100 PERCENT WHUP-ASS), and sort out his love life. But along the way, he sets his hair on fire, is attacked by wild turkeys, takes a date to the fire department chicken dinner, and proposes marriage to a woman in New Orleans. As with Population: 485, much of the spirit of Truck: A Love Story may be found in the characters Perry meets: a one-eyed land surveyor, a paraplegic biker who rigs a sidecar so that his quadriplegic pal can ride along, a bartender who refuses to sell light beer, an enchanting woman who never existed, and half the staff of National Public Radio.

By turns hilarious and heartfelt, a tale that begins on a pile of sheep manure, detours to the Whitney Museum of American Art, and returns to the deer-hunting swamps of northern Wisconsin, Truck: A Love Story becomes a testament to the surprising and unintended consequences of love. 1006

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Product attributeBook Format:   Hardcover
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0281
Product attributePublisher:   HarperCollins Publishers
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