A Fine and Pleasant Misery

Patrick F. McManus; Edited and with an introduction by Jack Samson

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More witty cautionary tales of outdoor life, by everybody's favorite expert on the subject, Patrick F. McManus.

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Fine And Pleasant Misery, A
A Fine and Pleasant MiseryMODERN TECHNOLOGY has taken most of the misery out of the outdoors. Camping is now aluminum-covered, propane-heated, foam-padded, air-conditioned, bug-proofed, flip-topped, disposable, and transistorized. Hardship on a modern camping trip is blowing a fuse on your electric underwear, or having the battery peter out on your Porta-Shaver. A major catastrophe is spending your last coin on a recorded Nature Talk and then discovering the camp Comfort & Sanitation Center (featuring forest green tile floors and hot showers) has pay toilets.

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"A hilarious compilation."--Los Angeles Times

"Patrick McManus is a treasure."--The Atlantic

"Everybody should read Patrick McManus."--The New York Times Book Review

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Patrick F. McManus; Edited and with an introduction by Jack Samson

Patrick F. McManus has written twelve books and two plays. There are nearly two million copies of his book in print, including his bestselling The Shoot Canoes, Don't They?; The Night the Bear Ate Goombaw; and A Fine and Pleasant Misery. He divides his time between Spokane, Washington and Idaho.

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A Fine and Pleasant Misery
Patrick F. McManus; Edited and with an introduction by Jack Samson

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Henry Holt and Co.
Holt Paperbacks
April 1981
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780805000320
ISBN10: 0805000321
5 1/4 x 8 1/4 inches, 224 pages
$15.99

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Henry Holt and Co.
Holt Paperbacks
April 1981
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ISBN: 9781466809390
ISBN10: 1466809396
224 pages
$9.99
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