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The Bear in the Attic #2020

The Bear in the Attic The beloved humorist and bestselling author returns with his most riotous collection of essays to dateStarting with his trademark outdoorsman s wit Patrick F McManus s newest collection ponders the s

  • Title: The Bear in the Attic
  • Author: Patrick F. McManus
  • ISBN: 9780805072952
  • Page: 377
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Bear in the Attic By Patrick F. McManus, The beloved humorist and bestselling author returns with his most riotous collection of essays to dateStarting with his trademark outdoorsman s wit, Patrick F McManus s newest collection ponders the strange allure of the RV, the existential implications of being lost, the baffling tendency of animals to outsmart those who wish to hunt them, and the singular pleasure of doThe beloved humorist and bestselling author returns with his most riotous collection of essays to dateStarting with his trademark outdoorsman s wit, Patrick F McManus s newest collection ponders the strange allure of the RV, the existential implications of being lost, the baffling tendency of animals to outsmart those who wish to hunt them, and the singular pleasure of doubling the size of every fish one doesn t actually catch.Combining the curmudgeonly voice of Dave Barry and the innocent tone of Garrison Keillor, McManus brilliantly captures the everyday absurdities that comprise our existence Alongside his humor, McManus s inimitable vision consistently evokes a childlike wonder at the natural world Even if we are running low on food, the compass is broken, and we are fairly certain we have just spotted a family of Sasquatches frolicking in the treetops, The Bear in the Attic makes the outdoors seem wildly irresistible.

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    1. I started listening to the audiobook, and while there was nothing wrong with the stories I just couldn t stand the narrator He just sounded cranky with me, and I couldn t handle the guilt I d recommend the book if you want to read it.

    2. So far, so good I love Patrick McManus books, they are so funny and enjoyable for a quick read before bed, I always end up laughing out loud and waking Brent

    3. While it s not the author s best book None of the stories were nearly as funny as some of his classics like The Grasshopper Trap or The Skunk Ladder I still found myself chuckling out loud at several places in the book, and the kids enjoyed having me read some of the stories to them as bed time stories.

    4. Read this on a road trip, great family fare Humorous tales of the great outdoors and youthful folly without any filth or rudeness found in today s culture.

    5. I thoroughly enjoyed this book, after not picking up a McManus for a decade A collection of humorous short tales did not disappoint McManus unique voice is 1 part tall tales, 1 part slap stick humor, and 1 part dad jokes, all with a regional and outdoors overlay You may not find this funny if you ve never been lost on a mountain, experienced a few stages of hypothermia, or worked to land a particularly devious trout But if you have, his humor is likely to resonate Back East being a geographical [...]

    6. This is a great companion read to have around to pick up for a few minutes or a half hour especially if you have any affinity for the outdoors This collection of essays short stories covers a wide range of life experiences exaggerated expertly as only McManus can The trade review mentions Dave Barry and Garrison Kiellor which I believe to be pretty accurate associative comparisons and some pretty heady company If you enjoy a good laugh and the warmth of a well told story, give it some time.

    7. This is a book of short stories about hunting and fishing I listened on CD The reader truly has a gift and I saw the action in my mind I loved the first short story about the bear in the attic Later short stories got a little repetitive, but individually they were funny Taken as a whole, I had to take a break and get back to them There are only so many fish stories I can take in one sitting.

    8. I absolutely loved the first story and listened to the c.d 3 times I even had my son listen to the story too Everytime I hear the name Chucky and imagine the bear growling Maaaaa it just makes me laugh I have to give the narrator, Norman Dietz, a hand He was spectacular.I still remember Dave Mellander who used to read Patrick McManus stories to me while we car pooled to Smokey Point I m sure he s smiling down on me from heaven.

    9. I ve been reading McManus for 20 years now, at this point it is a given that I ll read anything he publishes This collection includes several stories from his childhood, which tend to be my favorites Crazy Eddy is back, along with Rancid Crabtree, The Troll , and others McManus does tend to recycle some punchlines, but there is enough fresh material to make it worth reading, even if like me you have read everything he has written multiple times.

    10. McManus is one of my very favorite nonfiction writers and he doesn t disappoint in this collection of stories and essays Though I have a soft spot for his childhood reflections and I think they re his most entertaining pieces, his modern ruminations are equally hilarious The title story, about a draft dodging cousin of McManus s, had me laughing out loud multiple times If you re looking for a room that is easily broken into readable sections, here it is.

    11. My first listen from the Shullsburg library Perfect audiobook entertaining and not too challenging If you like curmudgeonly hunters and fishers and oh, I do , you ll love this book My mind wandered at moments, but that s little surprise considering the competition this audiobook had in this last week I think the title story is the strongest, a nostalgic tale of growing up during World War II I also smiled in recognition over his tales of smart feet and favorite shoes Indeed.

    12. I love Patrick McManus s books They are laugh out loud funny I guess because I love the outdoors and I always went exploring as a kid I think his stories are just so funny These stories are great for the car because they are all short stories Of course with all of his books some stories are better than others but definitely a must read for outdoor enthusiasts.

    13. Every one of Pat McManus s books are hilarious They are short stories or essays that are especially fun to read in the car And its nice that you can read them quick and don t have to commit to a huge whole story every time you pick up the book We love them and always keep a couple in the car for trips or just for a quick laugh.

    14. This book is full of laughs, especially about the author s mis adventures in the great outdoors The humor is reminiscent of Keillor s Lake Wobegon series The book wanders all over into different memories and stories and feels like a conversation with an old friend I particularly enjoyed his story of the time machine.

    15. Not my favorite of McManus works This seems to have a lot of rehashed stories told from a little different angle in it His writing style seems a little tired as well The early books are great though.

    16. A book full of essays about the author s life in Idaho He is a terrific writer I loved his style and laugh out loud stories couldn t relate on some level because I don t fish or hunt, but I liked them and will try to find his first book.

    17. The Bear in the Attic is a collection of short, humorous essays about hunting, fishing, camping, and growing up in Idaho Recommended for anyone who needs a good laugh, but especially men who enjoyed those pursuits.

    18. Any McManus book is worth a read For a real treat listen to the book narrated by Norman Dietz There is no way to listen to his narration and not laugh out loud We take these on family car trips Mom and Dad and the kids love them.

    19. I love McManus s books They are so funny Especially if your in outdoorsmen or woman I love his stories about Crazy Eddie Muldoon from his childhood and his stories about Rancid Crabtree This book was hysterical I totally enjoyed it

    20. Having been raised on McManus since I was young, I had certain expectations about this collection of short extremely short stories Not as witty as his earlier work, but still good for a chuckle or two Nobody captures the humor of the outdoors quite like McManus.

    21. This isn t the best of Pat A few of the stories are noteworthy, but overall the book really isn t anything super special The title story was probably the least entertaining one in the book Not a waste of time, but not a good choice.

    22. The book isn t a continuous read, really, like a collection of short stories It s as if the author is telling stories around the campfire Some of the stories are better than others like the first chapter, also named as the title of the book.

    23. I didn t laughed my head off for this one because I d just read the other McManus and knew what to expect I snortled, chuckled and grinned instead So it s just the usual but the usual McManus is funnier than most people s best efforts.

    24. Laugh out loud funny I love Patrick McManus s low key humor Like all of his books, some stories are funnier than others, but they are all enjoyable.

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