[Ebook] ↠ Happy to Be Here Author Garrison Keillor – Thomashillier.co.uk

Happy to Be Here In These Reflections On Our Lives And Times, Keillor Invites Readers To Join The Shy Rights Movement , To Drop In At The People S Shopper , And To Hear The Truth Behind The Cinderella Legend As Explained In The Consciousness Raised Lingo Of My Stepmother Myself.


10 thoughts on “Happy to Be Here

  1. says:

    Dumb in a good way.


  2. says:

    I so wanted to like all of this book, but some of it is self indulgent and badly in need of a blue pencil He does have a tendency to rattle on forever past the point where the point was made, and after a while it seems amateurish and high schoolish The concise bits were much better than the ones that seemed to go on and on and on I think at this stage in his life Keillor was still rebelling against a lot of his early life and needed to shock people a little bit, and possibly he did here but I so wanted to like all of this book, but some of it is self indulgent and badly in need of a blue pencil He does have a tendency to rattle on forever past the point where the point was made, and after a while it seems amateurish and high schoolish The concise bits were much better than the ones that seemed to go on and on and on I think at this stage in his life Keillor was still rebelling against a lot of his early life and needed to shock people a little bit, and possibly he did here ...


  3. says:

    A pretty good laugh, I thinkWell, that fellow Keillor is a fairly sharp cookie He s got what most of those political characters don t his finger on the pulse of middle America Of course, I m referring to big shots, top bananas, fat cats, football stars, Lexus drivers, idols of stage and screen or people with 2,096 friends on Facebook They live different lives altogether No, I mean your average American like Joe Sixpack or Kellie Sewall who lives just down the street here in town She certa A pretty good laugh, I thinkWell, that fellow Keillor is a fairly sharp cookie He s got what most of those political characters don t his finger on the pulse of middle America Of course, ...


  4. says:

    Based on other reviews I think folks are not reading this book with the right pair of inexpensive reading glasses One reviewer compares Keillor s short stories unfavorably with those of Salinger, as if a comic piece on a Midwestern private eye turned arts administrator had its sights aimed at the same target as J.D That said, reading the book in the 21st century has its downsides Section 3 included the most timely essays, and is therefore now the most dated Section 2 is all about baseball an Based on other reviews I think folks are not reading this book with the r...


  5. says:

    Humor pieces written between 1969 and 1981 My favorites were about a mythical railroad in North Dakota and a Day of the Locust satire about Washington D.C transformed into the new Hollywood.


  6. says:

    I have had a tumultuous relationship with Keillor s writing In short, I greatly enjoyed the novel Wobgeon Boy and I also enjoy his radio show, but I disliked The Book of Guys and, to a lesser extent,Happy To Be Here. I think there s just something about his short stories that leaves me unsettled and doesn t offer enough substance plot for my tastes.The first section of the book kept me in mind of the way I felt reading the short stories in Salinger s Nine Stories This is another author whos I have had a tumultuous relationship with Keillor s writing In short, I greatly enjoyed the novel Wobgeon Boy and I also enjoy his radio show, but I disliked The Book of Guys and, to a lesser extent,Happy To Be Here. I think there s just something about his short stories that leaves me unsettled and doesn t offer enough substance plot for my tastes.The first section of the book kept me in mind of the way I felt reading the short stories in Salinger s Nine Stories This is another author whose novels I love but whose short stories leave me wanting Fortunately, the subsequent sections of Happy To Be Here were farsatisfying for me There were quite a few stories I actually enjoyed, which wasthan I could say fo...


  7. says:

    Along with The Book Of Guys and WLT , this is probably my favourite Keillor work Essentially, this gathers up all the non Wobegon material from the early part of his career and a lot of it is absolutely side splitting Happy to Be Here consists entirely of unrelated short pieces, mostly originally written for The New Yorker In them, Keillor deftly but never snidely parodies old radio serials, comic books, 70s self help columns, small town newspapers, government press releases, hard b Along with The Book Of Guys and WLT , this is probably my favourite Keillor work Essentially, this gathers up all the non Wobegon material from the early part of his career and a lot of it is absolutely side splitting Happy to Be Here consists entirely of unrelated short pieces, mostly originally written for The New Yorker In them, Keillor deftly but never snidely parodies old radio serials, comic books, 70s self help columns, small town newspapers, government press releases, hard boiled detective fiction and whatever else happened to cross his path at the time Almost everything is played for flat out laughs, and Keillor seldom fails to get em a few items are somewhatserious or bittersweet in nature, but they actually help vary the tone of the book and still blend in quite well Overall...


  8. says:

    This book came from a random box o box It took me a second to get use to the train of thought as I had no idea what to expect After a while, I really appreciated it and laughed out loud so to speak I enjoyed the chapter on step mothers and how they got a bad wrap I liked the re write of the stories of Snow, Cinderella and Gretal It was reminiscent of Wicked, in many ways I also enjoyed the little story about middle men in the arts Ask for 10,000 v 100,000 seems so appropriate in light This book came from a random box o box It took me a second to get use to the train of thought as I had no idea what to expect After a while, I really appreciated it and laughed out loud so to speak I enjoyed the chapter on step mothers and how they got a bad wrap I liked the re write of the sto...


  9. says:

    Of all the many Keillor books I ve read this was my least favorite Not that it s bad, because of course it isn t, it s just a collection of short stories and I probably should have been reading a novel, because that s what I like to read Read several of the stories to my w...


  10. says:

    Happy To Be Here by Garrison Keillor Atheneum 1982 Fiction This is a collection of essays from the urbane, witty, and sophisticated Keillor think of his New Yorker period output It has nothing to do with Lake Wobegon o...


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