Patrick F. McManus - book author
Patrick F. McManus is an American outdoor humor writer. A humor columnist for Outdoor Life and other magazines, his columns have been collected in several books.
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Patrick F. McManus is the author of books: They Shoot Canoes, Don't They?, A Fine and Pleasant Misery, Never Sniff A Gift Fish, The Grasshopper Trap, The Night the Bear Ate Goombaw, Real Ponies Don't Go Oink!, Rubber Legs and White Tail-Hairs, The Good Samaritan Strikes Again, How I Got This Way, The Bear in the Attic
More witty cautionary tales of outdoor life, by everybody's favorite expert on the subject, Patrick F. McManus.
Patrick F. McManus’s hilarious and comic stories of camping and other nature-oriented activities reach ridiculous proportions in The Night the Bear Ate Goombaw. From teaching his stepfather the methods of madness behind farm work through his best friend’s grandmother’s fear of bears, McManus reveals that human behavior is even wilder than the wilderness.
Controlling My Life
Strange Meets Matilda Jean
Tough Guys Don't Bird
A Good Deed Goes Wrong
The Fishing Box
A Good Night's Sleep
A Brief History of Giving (1942-89)
Pouring My Own
Teenagers From Hell
Search and - Uh - Rescue
Real Ponies Don't Go Oink!
My Abduction by Creatures From Space, for What It's Worth
Phantom of the Woods
The Piano Lesson
Zumbo and the Misty Mountain Ghosts
The Road Hunter
Why Is It?
The Late Great Fourth
Starting with his trademark outdoorsman's wit, Patrick F. McManus's newest collection ponders the strange allure of the RV, the existential implications of being lost, the baffling tendency of animals to outsmart those who wish to hunt them, and the singular pleasure of doubling the size of every fish one doesn't actually catch.
Combining the curmudgeonly voice of Dave Barry and the innocent tone of Garrison Keillor, McManus brilliantly captures the everyday absurdities that comprise our existence. Alongside his humor, McManus's inimitable vision consistently evokes a childlike wonder at the natural world. Even if we are running low on food, the compass is broken, and we are fairly certain we have just spotted a family of Sasquatches frolicking in the treetops, The Bear in the Attic makes the outdoors seem wildly irresistible.