How I Got This Way

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Henry Holt and Company, Apr 1, 2010 - Humor - 240 pages
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Patrick McManus, the bestselling author of such hilarious books as A Fine and Pleasant Misery and Never Sniff a Gift Fish, now offers readers solid thoughts on the qualities that define leadership, beginning with the need to be tall, and much more, in this outrageous collection of short pieces that reveals his tortuous trip along the writer's path.

 

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User Review  - janglen - LibraryThing

I think I just don't "get" American humour. I was given this book with a "funniest book ever" recommendation. Some of it was mildly amusing in a pie-in-your-face sort of way but for much of the time I ... Read full review

HOW I GOT THIS WAY

User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

Bucolic essayist McManus (The Good Samaritan Strikes Again, 1992, etc.) pops out of the tall timber to present his ninth gathering of lies and giggles from field and stream. The usual crew of ... Read full review

Contents

How I Got This Way Part I
1
Ethics and What to Do About Them
33
Bambo
39
Get Ready
46
Toe
52
The Bandage
60
The Big Woods
66
Elk Magic
74
Letter from a Kingfisher
132
The Ultimate Bull
138
My Greatest Triumph
144
Another Boring Day
149
The Complete Curmudgeon
157
The Liars Club
163
A Couple Pickles Shy of a Full Barrel
170
Excuse Me While I Get Out of the Way
177

There She Blows
83
Brimstone
90
The Blue Dress
100
Warped Camshaft
109
The 400Pound Pumpkin
116
TennerShoe Blight
124
The Two Masked Raiders
186
Mosquito Bay
192
My Hike with ahem the President
199
Ed in Camp
206
How I Got This Way Part II
214
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Patrick F. McManus has written twelve books and two plays. There are nearly two million copies of his books in print, including his bestselling They Shoot Canoes Don't They?; The Night The Bear Ate Goombaw; and A Fine and Pleasant Mystery. He divides his time between Spokane, Washington, and Idaho.

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