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Wry Harvest : An Anthology of Midwest Humor (Paperback)

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If you live in the Midwest, you have to know how to laugh. Tornados, floods, drought,and miles and miles of flat land: if you don?t have a sense of humor, you might want toconsider living somewhere else. Humor is as natural to the Midwest as cow pats and corn mazes, seedcaps and road kill, Johnny Carson and David Letterman.

This book gathers some ofthe best stories from the humorists of the big belly of America, past and present. Here are MarkTwain, George Ade, Finley Peter Dunne, Don Marquis, and Ring Lardner; James Thurber, Ruth McKenney,Erma Bombeck, Calvin Trillin, and Garrison Keillor?Midwesterners, one and all. There?seven a piece from William Dean Howells, not usually known for his knock-me-down humor.You?ll also find tales from Ambrose Bierce, Kin Hubbard, Sinclair Lewis, Mike Royko, DonaldKaul, P. J. O?Rourke, and Bill Bryson.

Here is a book to curl up with whenthe cows don?t come home, the crick?s flooded, and the fox has bedded down in thehenhouse. It?ll put a smile on your face and make you glad you don?t live in New YorkCity, even if you do.


Publisher Quarry Books
Mfg Part# 9780253218728
SKU 202869657
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0253218721
Release Date 4/10/2007
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Book Format Paperback
Number of Pages 0302
Publisher Indiana University Press
$19.46 + free shipping
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