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A Prairie Home Commonplace Book: 25 Years on the Air with Garrison Keillor

Pankake, Marcia (ed.)

ISBN 10: 1565112911 / ISBN 13: 9781565112919
Published by Highbridge Co, 1999
Used Condition: Very Good+ Soft cover
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Contains scripts, songs, photographs, monologues, etc. from the PHC shows from 1976 to 1999. Bookseller Inventory # 003523

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Title: A Prairie Home Commonplace Book: 25 Years on...

Publisher: Highbridge Co

Publication Date: 1999

Binding: Soft Cover

Book Condition: Very Good+

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On July 6, 1974, in a small concert hall at Macalester College, A Prairie Home Companion debuted as a live radio show in front of an auspicious audience of about twelve people. It "was about as awful as a show could possibly be, and we have the tapes to prove it," recalls host Garrison Keillor. Thankfully, the show improved considerably over the years and today over two-and-a-half million listeners tune in each week to hear that friendly, familiar mix of music, humor, and storytelling.

The dictionary defines a "commonplace book" as a notebook in which one records quotations, poems, extracts, and memorabilia. In A Prairie Home Companion's 25th year, Keillor and friends compiled a commonplace book of amusing facts, recollections, scripts, behind-the-scenes photos, recipes, commercials—a whole alphabet of fun from "Autoharp" to "Zenith."

Heavily illustrated with over 100 photos, plus new, previously unpublished material by Garrison Keillor, it all adds up to a complete picture of a much-loved part of popular culture and one of America's favorite radio programs.

About the Author:

Garrison Keillor, author of nearly a dozen books, is founder and host of the acclaimed radio show A Prairie Home Companion and the daily program The Writer's Almanac. He is also a regular contributor to Time magazine.

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