Into the Twilight, Endlessly Grousing (Google eBook)

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Simon and Schuster, May 11, 2010 - Humor - 224 pages
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Like Twain -- or more contemporary humorists Dave Barry and Garrison Keillor -- Patrick McManus shares the belief that life's eternal verities exist primarily to be overturned. In McManus's world, all steaks should be chicken-fried, strong coffee is drunk by the light of a campfire, and fishing trips consist of men acting like boys and boys behaving like the small animals we've always assumed they were.

In this, the tenth hilarious collection of his adventures, wry observations, and curmudgeonly calls for bigger and bigger fish stories, McManus takes on everything from an Idaho crime wave to his friend Dolph's atomic-powered huckleberry picker to the uncertain joys of standing waist-deep in icy water, watching the fish go by.
  

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User Review  - matthewbloome - LibraryThing

This volume of short stories contains what is most likely my favorite Patrick McManus story of all, the story that shares its name with the book. All in all, this volume of McManus stories is right on ... Read full review

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User Review  - Hawken04 - LibraryThing

McManus is one of the top authors today, if not the top, writing about the outdoors in such a way that you can't stop laughing. Read full review

Contents

Mountain Men
13
Smoke
31
Crime Wave
83
The Fly Rod
111
The Stupidity Alarm
119
Work and Other Horrors
125
Faint Heart
143
Mrs Peabody II
149
For Crying Out Loud
183
Hunting the Wily Avid
215
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About the author (2010)

Patrick F. McManus is a renowned outdoor writer, humorist, and longtime columnist for Outdoor Life and Field & Stream. His most recent Sheriff Bo Tully mysteries are The Double-Jack Murders and Avalanche. He is the author of many other books, including such runaway New York Times bestsellers as The Grasshopper Trap, The Night the Bear Ate Goombaw, and Real Ponies Don't Go Oink! He lives in Spokane, Washington.

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