Wobegon Boy is the story of John Tollefson, last seen in Lake Wobegon Days leaving home, now a 40-something Norwegian bachelor public-radio manager living in upstate New York.
Amidst his tribulations, his gloomily neurotic staff, his controlling boss, his bumpy relationship with his querulous father, his love affair with a Columbia University historian, John returns to Minnesota for a visit. There, sitting at the Sidetrack Tap and the Chatterbox Cafe, talking and listening to the people he has known his whole life, he discovers what is truly important to him.
©1997 Garrison Keillor; (P)1997 HighBridge Company
"A funny, touching, shyly romantic and mildly autobiographical novel....Keillor...has his delivery, as well as his prose, down cold." (AudioFile)
I enjoyed every moment of this book for its ability to make me examine my own life and savor and appreciate what I have. Garrison Keillor is a master artist with words and this rich pallete of color was a total delight!
If you like listening to Garrison's voice, you know that it almost doesn't matter what he is saying. There won't be a Pulitzer for this, but I really enjoyed it nonetheless.
Good story. I could tell it was abridged, but that was ok.
Garrison Keillor wrote and narrated this audio book, truly a new personal favorite. I would read or listen to this book again.
I've always loved Keillor's slow voice and grounded sense of humor. This story reads like the poetry he loves and blends his humor and weathered wisdom so well. I recommend to anyone who has appreciated the Writer's Almanac and a well told tale that looks deeply into both the glories and mundanities of love. Wonderful dialogues. Charming, rich and precise descriptions of midwestern and New York life too.
lake Wobegon is the most refreshingly family able listen even the hot spots are warm enough not to give you the willy's when sitting with your children, It's funny and pulls you in like hometown front porch. just listen to the sample.
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