How I Got This Way

Patrick F. McManus

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Patrick McManus, the bestselling author of such hilarious books as A Fine and Pleasant Misery and Never Sniff a Gift Fish, now offers readers solid thoughts on the qualities that define leadership, beginning with the need to be tall, and much more, in this outrageous collection of short pieces that reveals his tortuous trip along the writer's path.

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How I Got This Way, Part IA FEW YEARS ago, my friend Dave Lisaius and I were in my pickup camper, waiting out a storm high up in the Idaho Rockies. Dave sprawled on the cab-over bed while I prepared lunch. The conversation turned to hospitals, possibly because I was preparing lunch, and I remarked that I hadn’t been hospitalized since I was five years old.“How come you were in the hospital then?” Dave asked, careful to conceal behind a yawn his fascination with this intriguing bit of McManus lore.“Oh, I fell out of a moving bus and landed on my head,” I explained.

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

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

"There's a smile or a guffaw to be had on almost every page."--Publishers Weekly

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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 books in print, including his bestselling They Shoot Canoes Don't They?; The Night The Bear Ate Goombaw; and A Fine and Pleasant Mystery. He divides his time between Spokane, Washington, and Idaho.

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How I Got This Way
Patrick F. McManus

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Henry Holt and Co.
Holt Paperbacks
April 2010
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ISBN: 9781429900690
ISBN10: 1429900695
240 pages
$9.99

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Henry Holt and Co.
Holt Paperbacks
October 1995
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ISBN: 9780805034820
ISBN10: 080503482X
5 1/4 x 8 1/4 inches, 240 pages
$15.99
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