John Tollefson, a son of Lake
Wobegon, has moved east to manage a radio station at a college for academically
challenged children of financially gifted parents in upstate New York. Having
achieved this pleasant perch, John has a brilliant idea for a restaurant
specializing in fresh sweet corn. And he falls in love with an historian named
Alida Freeman, hard at work on a book about a nineteenth-century Norwegian
naturopath, an acquaintance of Lincoln, Thoreau, Whitman, and Susan B. Anthony.
Caught up in his own ambitions, John visits home in
Minnesota to sit in the Sidetrack Tap and the Chatterbox Cafe and listen to the
talk he has heard all his life, and in that familiar landscape he discovers
what is truly important to him. It all comes down to the Lake Wobegon code:
Cheer Up, Make Yourself Useful, Mind Your Manners, and Avoid Self-Pity. Download and start listening now!