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Patrick McManus, author of How I Got This Way and one of America's favorite humorists, is an impish commentator on the obvious and not so obvious absurdities of modern life. His national best seller, The Night the Bear Ate Goombaw, is a collection of hilarious short pieces about fishing, its exotic equipment, and activities like "gunkholing." You will learn, for example, that the best way to learn to fish is to build an addition to your house first. It should be big enough to hold all the nifty fishing equipment you will cart home from sporting goods stores and garage sales. McManus cheerfully guides you through the finer points of becoming a skilled garage-sale shopper, too.
Be prepared to enter a quixotic universe that works according to the laws of "synch" and marvelously loopy chains of cause and effect. The title selection takes place on an ill-fated camping trip; other selections include "Kid Brothers and Their Practical Application", and "As the Worm Squirms".
©1989 Patrick F. McManus (P)1996 Recorded Books, LLC
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By MrsJames77 on 03-19-12

Hilarious family fun!

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

My whole family are die hard McManus fans and listen to his stories over and over. You don't have to have ever caught a fish or gone camping to find these stories funny. They are very appropriate for children as they have no swearing or sexual references. Recommended listening for the whole family!

What did you like best about this story?

We love Mr. McManus's Crazy Eddie stories best!

Which character – as performed by Norman Dietz – was your favorite?

Crazy Eddie Muldoon is our favorite character.

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By Amazon Customer on 01-16-15

A dangerously funny book18 jersey funny book

Do not listen to this book as you drive you will laugh so hard you might not be able to see where you're going through the tears.

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