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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (2,157 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Michael Perry Narrator: Michael Perry Publisher: HarperAudio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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After a 12-year absence, a real-life prodigal seeks to serve his hometown, New Auburn, Wisconsin, population: 485, by joining the volunteer fire and rescue department. In a place where men post claims of manhood on bug deflectors, where the local vigilante is a farmer's wife with a pistol and a Bible, and where the most senior firefighter is a cross-eyed butcher with one kidney and two ex-wives (both of whom work at the only gas station in town), writer Michael Perry sets out to meet my neighbors at the invitation of the fire siren.

This audio also includes eight wise and witty essays selected from Perry's new book, Off Main Street. Whether fighting fires, playing nurse to a murderer, hitting the road with a truck driver, or meditating on Elvis and osmosis, Perry shows us that his small-town roots have not limited his worldview; in fact, they've enlarged it in some of the subtlest, most observant, and memorable ways possible. This collection is a diverse and generous survey of the author's talents as a journalist, penetrating observer, and rural-bred storyteller of Wisconsin.

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Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Beth | 2/19/2014

    " Not exactly what I expected. I thought there would be more stories of meeting your neighbors. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Ann-maree | 2/15/2014

    " This book was absolutely horrible! The title no way represents what the book is about. The book should be called "Misery". If you are in to Death, blood and dismemberment, its up your alley! So glad I have finished it to get onto something decent! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Lara | 1/31/2014

    " This is a great book, you feel like you have gone on all the adventures with the author. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Shelby | 1/29/2014

    " Wisconsin smart. "

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About the Author

Michael Perry is a humorist, radio host, songwriter, and the New York Times bestselling author of several nonfiction books, including Visiting Tom and Population 485. He lives in northern Wisconsin with his family.