Truck

  • by Michael Perry
  • Narrated by Michael Perry
  • 10 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The author of Population: 485 returns, delivering a truckload of humor, heart, and... gardening tips? Think Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, complete with stock cars, sexy vegetables, and a laugh track.
"All I wanted to do was fix my old pickup truck," says Michael Perry. "That, and plant my garden. Then I met this woman...." Truck: A Love Story recounts a year in which Perry struggles to grow his own food ("Seed catalogs are responsible for more unfulfilled fantasies than Enron and Penthouse combined"), live peaceably with his neighbors (one test-fires his black powder rifle in the alley; another's best Sunday shirt reads "100 PERCENT WHUP-ASS"), and sort out his love life. But along the way, he sets his hair on fire, is attacked by wild turkeys, takes a date to the fire department chicken dinner, and proposes marriage to a woman in New Orleans.
As with Population: 485, much of the spirit of Truck: A Love Story may be found in the characters Perry meets: a one-eyed land surveyor, a paraplegic biker who rigs a sidecar so that his quadriplegic pal can ride along, a bartender who refuses to sell light beer, an enchanting woman who never existed, and half the staff of National Public Radio.
By turns hilarious and heartfelt, a tale that begins on a pile of sheep manure, detours to the Whitney Museum of American Art, and returns to the deer-hunting swamps of northern Wisconsin, Truck: A Love Story becomes a testament to the surprising and unintended consequences of love.

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Great book by a great author!

great author, great book, great story! Real neat to hear a book by a author from your area of Wisconsin!
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- D. Gullickson

Fantastic

This book is one of my dads favorites. He has read it 4 times. He's one of those guys that only reads biography sand history books, so I was surprised when he told me about this one. I decided to give it a try and fell in love!!!
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- The Palmers

Book Details

  • Release Date: 02-26-2013
  • Publisher: Audible Studios