Sunday, March 12, 2006
I just finished Garrison Keillor's WOBEGON BOY -- a familiar landscape to all who love and listen to "A Prarie Home Companion," wherein the Tollefson boy John discovers what is truly important: Cheer Up, Make Yourself Useful, Mind Your Manners, and Avoid Self-Pity.
The back cover says: "This dark night of the happy Lutheran soul, spun out of Keillor's clean, elegant prose, makes WOBEGON BOY a midlife crisis well worth living." And reading about. One of my favorite lines: "How lucky I am, praise God -- how fortunate to have fixed points, like oarlocks, from which to fulcrum yourself forward through the water."
How lucky indeed.