Today in the ArtZany! Radio studio Paula Granquist welcomes author and musician Michael Perry, a New York Times bestselling author, humorist and radio show host from New Auburn, Wisconsin. His latest memoir is Montaigne in Barn Boots: An Amateur Ambles Through Philosophy.
Perry’s bestselling memoirs include Population 485, Truck: A Love Story, Coop and Visiting Tom. His first book for young readers, The Scavengers, was published in 2014 and first novel for adult readers, The Jesus Cow, was published in May of 2015. Raised on a small Midwestern dairy farm, Perry put himself through nursing school while working on a ranch in Wyoming, then wandered into writing. 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 intermittent 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, and can be found online at www.sneezingcow.com.