Listen Fridays at 9:00am (replayed on Saturday also at 9am) to Paula Granquist’s “ArtZany!: Radio for the Imagination”
Paula’s Guest/Topic this week:
Paula’s guest is Michael Perry, a humorist, author, singer/songwriter, amateur pig farmer, active member of the local rescue service and radio host. His new work is a Visiting Tom: A Man, A Highway, and the Road to Roughneck Grace. BOOM! Tom Hartwig is at it again. What can we learn about life, love and artillery from an 82-year-old man whose favorite hobby is firing his homemade cannons? Visit by visit – often with his young daughters in tow – author Michael Perry finds out and shares with us the stories in this new memoir.
The Northfield bookstore Monkey See, Monkey Read will host a Michael Perry reading for Visiting Tom: A Man, A Highway, and the Road to Roughneck Grace.
Michael Perry Reading
Wednesday, 29 August at 7:30
Northfield Senior Center, 1651 Jefferson Parkway
Michael Perry hosts Tent Show Radio, a weekly variety series showcasing live performances from Lake Superior Big Top Chautauqua featuring the Blue Canvas Orchestra, and nationally and regionally renowned performers. He is also the author of the bestselling memoirs Population 485: Meeting Your Neighbors One Siren at a Time, Truck: A Love Story and Coop: A Year of Poultry, Pigs and Parenting, as well as the essay collection Off Main Street. Perry has written for Esquire, The New York Times Magazine, Outside, Backpacker, Orion and Salon.com, and is a contributing editor to Men’s Health. He has performed and produced three live audience humor recordings (Clodhopper Monologues, I Got It From the Cows and Never Stand Behind a Sneezing Cow) and he performs regularly with his band the Long Beds. Perry lives in rural Wisconsin , where he remains active with the local volunteer rescue service. He can be found online at www.sneezingcow.com.