How I Got This Way
By Patrick F. McManus
(Holt Paperbacks, Paperback, 9780805034820, 240pp.)
Publication Date: October 1995
Patrick McManus, the bestselling author of such hilarious books as A Fine and Pleasant Misery and Never Sniff a Gift Fish, now offers readers solid thoughts on the qualities that define leadership, beginning with the need to be tall, and much more, in this outrageous collection of short pieces that reveals his tortuous trip along the writer's path.
Patrick F. McManus has written twelve books and two plays. There are nearly two million copies of his books in print, including his bestselling They Shoot Canoes Don't They?; The Night The Bear Ate Goombaw; and A Fine and Pleasant Mystery. He divides his time between Spokane, Washington, and Idaho.
"Patrick McManus is a treasure."--The Atlantic
"Everybody should read Patrick McManus."--The New York Times Book Review
"There's a smile or a guffaw to be had on almost every page."--Publishers Weekly