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The Night the Bear Ate Goombaw
More witty cautionary tales of outdoor life, by everybody's favorite expert on the subject, Patrick F. McManus.
Review: The Night the Bear Ate Goombaw is a delightful treasury of McManus's favorite (mostly outdoor) adventures with friends. His stories explore the human capacity to laugh in the face of misfortune, such as "The Night the Bear Ate Goombaw" (Goombaw is Eddie Muldoon's grandmother) and "The Fried Flies, Please, and Easy on the Garlic," a story of dinner-party adversity:
[CODE] "Martha starts. 'I do hope you won't take offense, Mr. McGinnis, but I view hunters as the lowest form of life, not excluding bacteria and algae.' 'No offense taken,' I reply, glad for an excuse to ignore my vichyssoise, which I view as the lowest form of food, not excluding lichens and boiled beets." [CODE] American humorist Patrick McManus could make being snagged by a fishhook funny, and in fact, he does. In his story "Getting It in the Ear," he writes, "One of the more interesting things that can happen to an angler is to get a barbed hook sunk into his hide. Such is the horror and fascination of the experience that many an angler has contemplated giving up his regular work and hitting the lecture circuit to entertain audiences around the nation with a dramatic rendering of his ordeal." After all, he argues, it's the misery endured that defines the sportsman, not the fish caught or the game shot. McManus's understated, matter-of-fact vignettes--infused with amusing glimpses of life's lesser-known eternal truths-- will make you laugh.
Title: The Night the Bear Ate Goombaw (G K Hall ...
Publisher: G K Hall & Co
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Book Description Cengage Gale. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Light shelving wear with minimal damage to cover and bindings. Pages show minor use. Bookseller Inventory # G0816148899I3N00
Book Description Cengage Gale. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Ex-Library Book - will contain Library Markings. This copy shows very minor wear. Bookseller Inventory # G0816148899I4N10
Book Description G K Hall & Co. Book Condition: Good. Used - Good Item may show signs of wear. May contain some writing and highlighting. Bookseller Inventory # 1-M-4-4912
Book Description G K Hall & Co, 1990. Hardcover. Book Condition: Used: Good. Bookseller Inventory # SONG0816148899
Book Description G K Hall & Co, 1990. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Great condition with minimal wear, aging, or shelf wear. Bookseller Inventory # P020816148899
Book Description G K Hall & Co, 1990. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110816148899