How to Talk Minnesotan: Revised for the 21st Century

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Penguin, May 28, 2013 - Humor - 288 pages
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A revised edition of the hilarious Minnesotan culture guide from a former writer for A Prairie Home Companion

Fans of the Minnesota-set movie Fargo will love this uproarious culture guide to all-things Minnesotan. With his dry wit and distinctive voice, Howard Mohr won millions of fans across the country on Garrison Keillor’s radio show A Prairie Home Companion. His popular commercials and ad spots, including one for “Minnesota Language Systems,” became the best of the best of Minnesota humor. Now, Mohr has updated his classic guide, How to Talk Minnesotan, to advise visitors on the use of Twitter and Facebook, cell phone etiquette, and more while in the Land of 10,000 Lakes.

“Ranging in flavor from satiric pungency to lunatic lusciousness, this is glorious, uproarious humor. Or as they say in Minnesota, ‘a heckuva deal, you bet.’”—Booklist

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User Review  - MerryMary - LibraryThing

Well-written in the gently wry accents of "A Prairie Home Companion" - from whence it came. Witty, funny, and very true, if my experience is any guide. People in Nebraska talk this way sometimes, too. Read full review

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User Review  - ScottyK - LibraryThing

I bought this book shortly before I left for my first year of college in Waconia, Minnesota. I had only been to Minnesota a couple of times before, but this was to be my first time actually living ... Read full review


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Howard Mohr was a writer and performer for several years on the radio program A Prairie Home Companion. He has since created two long-running musicals based on How to Talk Minnesotan. Twin Cities Public Television filmed a popular award-winning version of Howard’s book in 1991. He lives with his wife in Cottonwood, Minnesota.

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