Real Ponies Don't Go Oink!

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Macmillan, Jun 15, 1992 - Humor - 208 pages

Bestsellers by America's favorite humorist:

-A Fine And Pleasant Misery
They Shoot Canoes, Don't They?
Never Sniff A Gift Fish
The Grasshopper Trap
Rubber Legs And White Tail-hairs
The Night The Bear Ate Goombaw
Whatchagot Stew (with Patricia "The Troll" McManus Gass)
Real Ponies Don't Go Oink!
The Good Samaritan Strikes Again
How I Got This Way

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User Review  - MrsLee - LibraryThing

I always enjoy the far-fetched humor of these stories. They are told in the tradition of the tall tale grandpa used to tell to pull your leg. All about boyhood, nature and bad smells, they are full of reminiscence, even for a girl like me. Read full review

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User Review  - ASBiskey - LibraryThing

I have been aquainted with the writing of Patrick McManus for many years, and have always enjoyed it. I picked up a copy of this book the other day, and couldn't put it down. The humor hits so close ... Read full review

Contents

Controlling My Life
1
Strange Meets Matilda Jean
7
Tough Guys Dont Bird
13
A Good Deed Goes Wrong
19
The Fishing Box
29
Social Skills
37
The Clown
47
A Good Nights Sleep
55
The Bust
109
Real Ponies Dont Go Oink
115
Blood Sausage
123
Crash Dive
131
My Abduction by Creatures From Space for What Its Worth
139
Phantom of the Woods
145
The Piano Lesson
153
Zumbo and the Misty Mountain Ghosts
159

A Brief History of Giving 194289
67
Pouring My Own
73
Teenagers From Hell
79
Secret Places
87
Puttering
95
Search andUhRescue
99
The Road Hunter
167
Why Is It?
175
The Late Great Fourth
181
Camping In
193
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Patrick F. McManus (1933-2018) is the author of novels, plays, and more than a dozen collections of his humor columns from Outdoor Life and other magazines. There are nearly two million copies of his book in print, including his bestselling The Shoot Canoes, Don't They?; The Night the Bear Ate Goombaw; and A Fine and Pleasant Misery.

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