Homegrown Democrat: A Few Plain Thoughts from the Heart of America

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In this thoughtful, deeply personal work, one of the nation's best-loved voices takes the plunge into politics and comes up with a book that has had all of America talking. Here, with great heart, supple wit, and a dash of anger, Garrison Keillor describes the simple democratic values-the Golden Rule, the obligation to defend the weak against the powerful, and others-that define his hard-working Midwestern neighbors and that today's Republicans seem determined to subvert.

A reminiscence, a political tract, and a humorous meditation, Homegrown Democrat is an entertaining, refreshing addition to today's rancorous political debate.

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As the host of A Prairie Home Companion for over forty years, Garrison Keillor has captivated millions of listeners with his News from Lake Wobegon monologues. He has been honored with Grammy, ACE, and George Foster Peabody awards, the National Humanities Medal, and election to the American Academy of Arts and Letters.

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Garrison Keillor delivers a masterful diatribe against the Republican party and narcissistic, greed-driven, mean-spirited "conservatism." He begins his jeremiad in an oddly mannered draw-ling style bordering on self-caricature, but fortunately modulates that as he goes. Worried and angry, he warns against the threat to our democracy as the heartland virtues and civil compact he grew up with, given color in stories from his life, give way to a walled, gated, class-separated state. Overall, his eloquence, humanity, and common sense make listening a pleasure. A minor, but annoying flaw: The indexing is by chapter, and the chapters are far too long to make useful divisions in an audio format. W.M. © AudioFile 2005, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine

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