The Bear in the Attic

Patrick F. McManus

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Now in paperback, the beloved humorist’s latest and funniest collection of essays ever—“McManus at his curmudgeonly best” (Spokane Spokesman-Review)

Patrick F. McManus’s wry wit has made him an American classic, his trademark outdoorsman’s humor endearing him not only to fellow wilderness enthusiasts but to anyone who enjoys a good laugh. In his newest collection of hilarious essays, he ponders the strange allure of the RV, a thirtieth-century hunting trip, the art of wrestling toads, the existential implications of being lost, the baffling tendency of animals to outsmart hunters, the singular pleasure of doubling the size of every fish that gets away, and what happens when a bear named Pooky decides to hibernate in the attic.

Combining the curmudgeonly voice of Dave Barry and the clever insights of Garrison Keillor with his own keen sense of the absurd, McManus brilliantly captures the funny and strange in our everyday existence, while managing to evoke a childlike wonder at the natural world.

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Bear In The Attic, The
The Bear in the AtticThe little girl rattled on ceaselessly and seamlessly, the lack of even the slightest pause relieving me of any need to respond or, mercifully, to listen. Mostly, she talked to the teddy bear that sat alongside her in the backseat of the car, strapped in with its own seat belt. In a moment of mild insanity, or possibly only laxity of alertness, I had been beguiled into baby-sitting the little girl while her mother and grandmother went shopping. Her name was Devon. She was a nice little girl, very pretty and I think quite bright, perhaps too much so.

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

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

"A style that brings to mind Mark Twain, Art Buchwald, and Garrison Keillor." --People

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Patrick F. McManus

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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The Bear in the Attic
Patrick F. McManus

Trade Paperback

Trade Paperback
Henry Holt and Co.
Holt Paperbacks
June 2003
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780805072952
ISBN10: 0805072950
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 240 pages
$14.99

Unabridged Digital Audio

Unabridged  Digital Audio
Macmillan Audio
March 2003
Unabridged Digital Audio
ISBN: 9781593970192
ISBN10: 1593970196
Audio Run Time: 7:30
$16.99

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Henry Holt and Co.
June 2003
e-Book Agency
ISBN: 9781466809376
ISBN10: 146680937X
240 pages
$9.99
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