A Fine and Pleasant Misery

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Holt Paperbacks #ad - McManus. 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. 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 Fine and Pleasant Misery #ad - 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.

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They Shoot Canoes, Don't They?

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Holt Paperbacks #ad - Included, is the hunter’s dictionary, an invaluable lexicon that helps the novice sportsman understand such arcane terminology as “ooooooeee-ah-ah-ah! If there’s one thing I hate, it’s putting on cold, 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, when he absorbed a wealth of improbable information imparted by the old woodsman Rancid Crabtree, too, “who bathed only on leap years.

Young mcmanus also enjoyed special adventures with his ill-remembered sidekick, Strange, Retch Sweeney, the loquacious family dog, and another boon companion of days gone by, whose exploits as a hunter were limited to assaulting stray chickens and on one memorable occasion a skunk. Among additional topics explored are The Crouch Hop and Other Useful Outdoor Steps, The Sensuous Angler, and Psychic Powers for Outdoorsmen.

They Shoot Canoes, Don't They? #ad - With tongue pressed firmly in cheek and a gentle but penetrating eye for human foibles, Patrick F. Mcmanus celebrates the hidden pleasures, and opportunities for disaster to be found in the recreations of camping, hunting, an examination of the precarious and perhaps fanatical expertise required for ice fishing, 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 fishing in his hilarious collection They Shoot Canoes, unappreciated lore, and a consideration of the circumstances that can cause a deer to ride a bicycle.

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.

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Never Sniff A Gift Fish

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Holt Paperbacks #ad - More humorous observations and insights into the agonies and ecstacies of hunting, and camping by the author of They Shoot Canoes, fishing, Don't They?and other celebrations of life in the wild.

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The Night the Bear Ate Goombaw

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Holt Paperbacks #ad - Nature tales originally published in such magazines as Field & Stream and Outdoor Living. Patrick F. 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. Mcmanus’s hilarious and comic stories of camping and other nature-oriented activities reach ridiculous proportions in The Night the Bear Ate Goombaw.

America’s “most gifted outdoor humorist” Detroit Free Press regales readers with this collection of gut-busting, man vs.

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The Grasshopper Trap

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Holt Paperbacks #ad - McManus. 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. In this collection of thirty zany stories, fishing, and other outdoor recreational activities, spoofing camping, McManus shares his hilarious wilderness misadventures.

The Grasshopper Trap #ad - 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. Patrick F.

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Real Ponies Don't Go Oink!

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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.

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Rubber Legs and White Tail-Hairs Holt Paperback

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Holt 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.

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The Good Samaritan Strikes Again

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Holt Paperbacks #ad - The Good Samaritan Strikes Again #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.

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The Horse in My Garage and Other Stories

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Skyhorse #ad - Mcmanus in the horse in My Garage and Other Stories. Mcmanus’s existing work in humor. The horse in my garage and Other Stories is a hilarious addition to Patrick F. The author weighs in on his childhood, everyday life, and outdoor tales with his typical exaggerated commentary that will elicit a belly laugh from all types of readers.

Read about the antics of patrick’s friends rancid Crabtree and Retch Sweeney in such stories as “Shaping Up for the Hunt” and “Bear Hunters. Mcmanus plays off the recent obsession with hoarders in his surprising story “The Lady Who Kept Things. In the titular story, huckleberry, meet patrick’s horse, and enjoy the experience of all the problems that come along with owning your own horse—or keeping him in the garage.

The Horse in My Garage and Other Stories #ad - Other great stories include:“catch-and-eaters, ” which involves patrick’s memory of wandering around naked in the chicken yard when guests came to callSo pull up a chair, ” concerning the woes of Patrick and his wife, ” about the importance of a forked stick when fishing“$7000 TV Historical Extravaganza, sit back, on a fateful birding trip in Australia“Chicken Chronicles, ” a look at one director’s loose interpretation of historical accuracy and political correctness“A Lake Too Far, Bun, and enjoy laughing to the hilarious adventures of Patrick F.

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Kerplunk!: Stories

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Simon & Schuster #ad - With kerplunk!, mcmanus delivers a collection of folksy, wonderfully wise depictions of country life worthy of Mark Twain. In these tall tales, 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, McManus and his buddies learn how not to net a fish, and how to avoid bird-dog flatulence.

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, you don't know you're in the water until you hear the kerplunk! These wry, most important, curmudgeonly tales appeal to real outdoorsmen and the armchair variety alike.

Kerplunk!: Stories #ad - 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. Patrick F. Mcmanus's gently comic stories about outdoor life have earned him millions of fans worldwide.

Mcmanus's reputation as an American classic. Often nostalgic, and always funny, occasionally philosophical, the stories in Kerplunk! reaffirm Patrick F.

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Into the Twilight, Endlessly Grousing

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Simon & Schuster #ad - 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. In this, and curmudgeonly calls for bigger and bigger fish stories, 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, the tenth hilarious collection of his adventures, watching the fish go by.

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.

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