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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (560 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Garrison Keillor Narrator: Garrison Keillor Publisher: Highbridge Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: May 2003 ISBN: 9781598873283
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In this collection of stories you'll meet a bunch of memorable guys including Lonesome Shorty, a cowpoke torn between the proud life in the saddle and the comforts of warm apartments and women; Buddy, the teen-age leper in Sioux Falls; Earl Grey, the great tea inventor and former Republican child; Casey, at the bat in Mudville again; Dionysus, the god of wine; and Roy Bradley, boy broadcaster. Brilliantly funny, touching, and acute, The Book of Guys reveals the perilous situation of guys today.

Includes:

  • The Mid-life Crisis of Dionysus
  • Herb Johnson, the God of Canton
  • Casey at the Bat (Road Game Version)
  • Lonesome Shorty
  • Marooned
  • Don Giovanni
  • Buddy the Leper
  • The Country Mouse and the City Mouse

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Diane | 2/19/2014

    " Great short stories about men, all humorous and some which did indeed make me lol "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lindsay | 2/15/2014

    " The first few stories were clever and fun to read. Then the stories got longer and less clever. If you're interested in reading Keillor, I might check into another one of his works - one where the charm doesn't wear out so fast. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Derek | 2/13/2014

    " I had heard that this one was darker than his normal stuff and I heard right. Still worth a read, though, and respect to Keillor for trying something different. Some standout stories make the whole experience worth it, though others are just not as enjoyable. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alice | 2/12/2014

    " I liked this book. Keillor's Minnesota, dry, low-key sense of humor is not for everyone. Sometimes I wonder whether if you have never lived in the Midwest, much of his "Prairie Home Companion" show and/or books won't make sense to you. They do for me since I lived in Wisconsin for three years. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lizz | 2/1/2014

    " Funny, clever, fast paced historical FICTION!!!!!Really had a good time reading this. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Thomas Williams | 1/26/2014

    " Garrison is my favourite comic writer and this is my favourite of his writing. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Steven | 1/15/2014

    " Loved it but it is dark. This is not the news from lake woebegone. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kim | 12/20/2013

    " This book is taking me forever to read because I have to imagine Keillor reading it to make it funny. But it is funny. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joe | 12/17/2013

    " I cried from laughter. I have never read a funnier book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Anna | 12/7/2013

    " OK, this KILLED. I've given it as a gift to both men and women with great response. If you are a man, have a man or have ever known a man, this book will speak to you. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Armand | 11/16/2013

    " this book is funny and it gives a out look of how women could be so wrong and right at the same time . in a funny way. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tyler | 10/28/2013

    " Both funny and eye opening. Some really stellar characterization and satirical accounts of guys in here. Grows a little old towards the end. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Taylor | 9/20/2013

    " Laugh out loud funny! My stomach hurts... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Leif Garinto | 7/20/2013

    " I don't get the hate for this book. It's not Keillor's best, but still worth reading nevertheless, if only for his brilliant use of irony on each story, which, I think, is an achievement by itself. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brandon | 5/14/2013

    " As only Garrison Keillor can, he speaks, this time directly to guys. He gets it! Not only that, he can put it into words. Just don't let the girls read this one, or the secrets will be out. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Todd | 4/21/2013

    " Of course, I'm a dude. Which makes this book a lot more funny and telling, I'm sure. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Keith Hall | 4/19/2013

    " Funny stuff, dirty stuff, and some weird stuff. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tonya | 4/11/2013

    " Great humor! Simple, fun, charming. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Meg | 3/24/2013

    " Pretty average overall, but the introduction is great. If you come across a copy, I'd recommend taking a couple of minutes to read the introduction; it's entertaining. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Donovan | 10/12/2012

    " I read this to my sons, and had some great laughs. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Justin | 4/4/2012

    " This book of stories provided the occasional chuckle, but it was mostly a collection of sad-sack dudes with unhappy lives. I've read a handful of other books by Garrison Keillor and this was by far the worst of them. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Leif | 5/8/2011

    " I don't get the hate for this book. It's not Keillor's best, but still worth reading nevertheless, if only for his brilliant use of irony on each story, which, I think, is an achievement by itself. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joe | 1/23/2011

    " I cried from laughter. I have never read a funnier book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Keith | 8/20/2010

    " Funny stuff, dirty stuff, and some weird stuff. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Donovan | 7/13/2010

    " I read this to my sons, and had some great laughs. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Justin | 7/5/2010

    " This book of stories provided the occasional chuckle, but it was mostly a collection of sad-sack dudes with unhappy lives. I've read a handful of other books by Garrison Keillor and this was by far the worst of them. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Todd | 6/19/2010

    " Of course, I'm a dude. Which makes this book a lot more funny and telling, I'm sure. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tyler | 11/25/2009

    " Both funny and eye opening. Some really stellar characterization and satirical accounts of guys in here. Grows a little old towards the end. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Diane | 5/9/2009

    " Great short stories about men, all humorous and some which did indeed make me lol "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brandon | 1/18/2009

    " As only Garrison Keillor can, he speaks, this time directly to guys. He gets it! Not only that, he can put it into words. Just don't let the girls read this one, or the secrets will be out. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Armand | 1/4/2009

    " this book is funny and it gives a out look of how women could be so wrong and right at the same time . in a funny way. "

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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. He is the winner of nine AudioFile Earphones Awards, several of which were for his own books. When not touring, he resides in St. Paul, Minnesota.