granquistpaulaListen 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 today is Michael Perry, a New York Times bestselling author, humorist and radio show host from New Auburn, Wisconsin.


Listen Here: ArtZany 02/15/13


Perry’s bestselling memoirs include Population 485, Truck: A Love Story, Coop, and Visiting Tom. Raised on a small Midwestern dairy farm, Perry put himself through nursing school while working on a ranch in Wyoming, then wound up writing by happy accident. He lives with his wife and two daughters in rural Wisconsin, where he serves on the local volunteer fire and rescue service and is an amateur pig farmer. He hosts the nationally-syndicated “Tent Show Radio,” performs widely as a humorist, and tours with his band the Long Beds (currently recording their third album for Amble Down Records). He has recorded three live humor albums including Never Stand Behind A Sneezing Cow and The Clodhopper Monologues, is currently finishing his first young adult novel, and can be found online at


Friday, 22 February 2013

The Grand Event Center, 316 Washington Street, Northfield, MN 55057

Tickets: $12 advance. $15 at the door.  Tickets can be purchased online at or locally at Monkey See Monkey Read, 425 Division Street South, Northfield, MN.

Armed with a truckload of new stories Mike Perry returns with an updated version of his popular Clodhopper Monologues. Mike takes to the stage with a microphone and a passel of stories that range well beyond the pages of his books. Whether discussing vicious chickens, homeless guinea pigs, long underwear for ladies, or getting your feelings hurt by the New York Times, Perry moves easily from the heartfelt to hilarious in an easygoing performance come have called “country stand-up.” His essays and nonfiction have appeared in numerous publications including The New York Times MagazineEsquireBackpackerOutsideRunner’s, and he is a contributing editor to Men’s Health magazine.  Michael can be found online