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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (969 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Garrison Keillor Narrator: Garrison Keillor Publisher: Highbridge Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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A Grammy® nominee.

Fourteen-year-old Gary, a self-described “tree toad”—lover of a perfect lawn, the soft-porn masterpiece Carnal Cuties, his Underwood typewriter, and, above all, his rebellious cousin Kate—lives through one amazing Lake Wobegon summer. Gary preoccupies himself by spinning fantastic yarns about boogers, talking dogs, conversations between God and Jesus, and especially melodramas featuring himself as hero and Kate as distressed damsel.

When the real Kate makes a terrible mistake, Gary learns a lot about love, heartbreak, and what it really means to rebel.

In Lake Wobegon Summer 1956, Garrison Keillor describes the making of a writer who comes of age in classic Wobegon style. It’s just what his fans have been waiting for: trademark wit, brilliant humor, great storytelling, and an extended stay in “the little town that time forgot and the decades cannot improve.”

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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Rnlockett | 2/19/2014

    " I would rate this higher, because I love GK's stories, but my feelings about his political opinions cloud my judgement. Lake Wobegone has become a dark place for me. :-( "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Joyce Anderson | 2/18/2014

    " If you like juvenile humor about boogers and sex, you will think this book laugh out loud hilarious. :) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Stephanie | 2/15/2014

    " I really enjoyed this book - it was witty, it had a midwest charm about it, and it was funny. It was a great summer read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Mary Kay | 2/12/2014

    " Keillor reads this fictional account of his summer of 1956 when he was 14, although I bet a lot of the goings-on are true. Very, very funny! "

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About the Author
Author Garrison Keillor

Garrison Keillor is America’s favorite storyteller. For more than thirty-five years, as the host of A Prairie Home Companion, he has captivated millions of listeners with his weekly News from Lake Wobegon monologues. A Prairie Home Companion is heard on hundreds of public radio stations, as well as America One, the Armed Forces Networks, Sirius Satellite Radio, and via a live audio webcast. Keillor is also the author of several books and a frequent contributor to national publications including Time, the New Yorker, and National Geographic, in addition to writing his own syndicated column. He has been awarded a National Humanities Medal from the National Endowment of the Humanities. When not touring, he resides in St. Paul, Minnesota.