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The Night The Bear Ate Goombaw


Description for THE NIGHT THE BEAR ATE GOOMBAW by Patrick F McManus:

With over two million copies of his books sold, Patrick F McManus is easily one of America's favorite humor writers. In this, his sixth best-selling collection, he introduces us to Crazy Eddie Muldoon's crotchety old grandma, nicknamed "Gombaw" along with other unforgettable characters from his childhood such as Missing Link and Valvoleen Grooper. In the present, he brings us up to date on the futility of "high-tech" fishing as well as the hidden dangers in a seemingly harmless activity like gunkholing. There are also some tips on how not to remove fishhooks that inevitably get sunk into an angler's hide and some fine examples of how not handle a four-wheel-drive vehicle, unless you plan to submit, as the author says he did, a $24,000 expense report for the trip. Behind the hapless author's stories---he claims that when he approaches a stream all the fish fall into a comatose state and sink to the bottom---lies a humor that is combined with insight into how most of us, of whatever age, are always learning, trying to catch up to that place where we're supposed to be.


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Condition: Used - Good, Slight shelf wear.
ISBN: 9780805013405
Shipping Weight: 1lbs
Published: 1989

This product was added to our catalog on Friday 18 December, 2015.

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