They Shoot Canoes, Don't They?Holt Paperbacks #ad - With tongue pressed firmly in cheek and a gentle but penetrating eye for human foibles, Patrick F. Among additional topics explored are The Crouch Hop and Other Useful Outdoor Steps, The Sensuous Angler, and Psychic Powers for Outdoorsmen. Mcmanus celebrates the hidden pleasures, unappreciated lore, hunting, an examination of the precarious and perhaps fanatical expertise required for ice fishing, and opportunities for disaster to be found in the recreations of camping, and fishing in his hilarious collection They Shoot Canoes, Don’t They?Gathered here for the reader’s edification are such treasures as the true but little known story of the discovery of the efficacy of live bait by Genghis Khan’s chef, and a consideration of the circumstances that can cause a deer to ride a bicycle.
They Shoot Canoes, Don't They? #ad - Mcmanus here follows up a fine and Pleasant Misery with a collection of sketches that launches him into the front ranks of outdoor humorists. Library Journal. Included, when he absorbed a wealth of improbable information imparted by the old woodsman rancid crabtree, is the hunter’s dictionary, wet pants in the morning” and “Baff mast pime ig bead feas mid miff pife! That’s the last time I try to eat peas in the dark with my hunting knife!” The author’s appreciation of outdoor life began in his early boyhood, it’s putting on cold, an invaluable lexicon that helps the novice sportsman understand such arcane terminology as “Ooooooeee-ah-ah-ah! If there’s one thing I hate, too, “who bathed only on leap years.
Young mcmanus also enjoyed special adventures with his ill-remembered sidekick, Strange, the loquacious family dog, and another boon companion of days gone by, Retch Sweeney, whose exploits as a hunter were limited to assaulting stray chickens and on one memorable occasion a skunk.
A Fine and Pleasant MiseryHolt Paperbacks #ad - Mcmanus in a collection edited and introduced by Jack Samson, long-time editor-in-chief of Field & Stream. The great outdoors have never been rendered as hysterically as in the reminiscences—true and exaggerated—of Patrick F. McManus. If you’re thinking about getting back to nature, the surreal adventures chronicled here will make you think twice about giving it all up for a life of camping, hiking, and hunting.
A hilarious compilation” los angeles times, A Fine and Pleasant Misery gathers twenty-seven witty, cautionary tales of the outdoor life from beloved humorist Patrick F.
The Grasshopper TrapHolt Paperbacks #ad - The Grasshopper Trap #ad - Mcmanus, the “funniest guy in the outdoor life and Field & Stream gang…offers another bag of whimsy in the Great Outdoors”* with The Grasshopper Trap. It’s enough to tickle the most rabid member of the National Rifle Association. Kirkus Reviews. McManus. Patrick F. From facing an angry bear with an unloaded gun and the folly of running a boat while it’s still on the trailer to not questioning the ingredients found in camp cookout cuisine and the best methods of catching grasshoppers, no one knows how to express Mother Nature’s sense of humor like Patrick F.
In this collection of thirty zany stories, fishing, spoofing camping, and other outdoor recreational activities, McManus shares his hilarious wilderness misadventures.
The Night the Bear Ate GoombawHolt Paperbacks #ad - Nature tales originally published in such magazines as Field & Stream and Outdoor Living. Patrick F. Mcmanus’s hilarious and comic stories of camping and other nature-oriented activities reach ridiculous proportions in The Night the Bear Ate Goombaw. From teaching his stepfather the methods of madness behind farm work through his best friend’s grandmother’s fear of bears, McManus reveals that human behavior is even wilder than the wilderness.
America’s “most gifted outdoor humorist” Detroit Free Press regales readers with this collection of gut-busting, man vs.
Rubber Legs and White Tail-Hairs Holt PaperbackHolt Paperbacks #ad - America's favorite outdoor humorist is back with an outrageously fresh collection of stories. He introduces a variety of friends old and new, and takes readers to many exotic locales outdoors and indoors.
Real Ponies Don't Go Oink!Holt Paperbacks #ad - Bestsellers by america's favorite humorist:a fine and pleasant miserythey shoot canoes, don't they?never sniff a gift fishThe Grasshopper TrapRubber Legs And White Tail-hairsThe Night The Bear Ate GoombawWhatchagot Stew with Patricia "The Troll" McManus GassReal Ponies Don't Go Oink!The Good Samaritan Strikes AgainHow I Got This WayThese titles are available from Henry Holt and Company.
The Good Samaritan Strikes AgainHolt Paperbacks #ad - With “a style that brings to mind Mark Twain, Art Buchwald, and Garrison Keillor” People, Patrick F. Mcmanus delivers another stellar collection of witty cautionary tales of the great outdoors in The Good Samaritan Strikes Again. Gathering together twenty-four of his hilarious essays—originally published in such magazines as Outdoor Life—this volume features not only McManus’s follies with Mother Nature, his public relations career, but those of human nature as he shares such funny moments of his life as his first kiss, his less than helpful attempt to be a good Samaritan to an injured motorist, and so much more.
Into the Twilight, Endlessly GrousingSimon & Schuster #ad - 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.
Into the Twilight, Endlessly Grousing #ad - In this, the tenth hilarious collection of his adventures, wry observations, 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, and curmudgeonly calls for bigger and bigger fish stories, watching the fish go by.
How I Got This WayHolt Paperbacks #ad - Patrick mcmanus, now offers readers solid thoughts on the qualities that define leadership, beginning with the need to be tall, and much more, the bestselling author of such hilarious books as A Fine and Pleasant Misery and Never Sniff a Gift Fish, in this outrageous collection of short pieces that reveals his tortuous trip along the writer's path.
Kerplunk!: StoriesSimon & Schuster #ad - In these tall tales, mcmanus and his buddies learn how not to net a fish, why you should never get your hair cut by someone who's mad at you, what to do when a deer wanders into camp but your sleeping bag has frozen shut, and how to avoid bird-dog flatulence. Patrick F. Often nostalgic, occasionally philosophical, and always funny, the stories in Kerplunk! reaffirm Patrick F.
Mcmanus's characters know exactly why it costs $500 to make a fly lure that retails for $2; why installing a boat trailer hookup can lead to divorce; and, why you should always listen for the sound of your fishing line hitting the water -- because in life as it is in fishing, most important, you don't know you're in the water until you hear the kerplunk! These wry, curmudgeonly tales appeal to real outdoorsmen and the armchair variety alike.
Kerplunk!: Stories #ad - Mcmanus's gently comic stories about outdoor life have earned him millions of fans worldwide. Mcmanus's reputation as an American classic. Traveling the highways and byways of the pacific Northwest, the delightful backcountry characters of Kerplunk! understand how a life of hunting and fishing -- and its inherent potential for misadventure -- can resonate with larger meaning.
With kerplunk!, mcmanus delivers a collection of folksy, wonderfully wise depictions of country life worthy of Mark Twain.