Truck (Hardcover)

A Love Story

By Michael Perry

Harper, 9780060571177, 304pp.

Publication Date: October 17, 2006

List Price: 24.99*
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Description

“A touching and very funny account. . . . Thoroughly engaging.”—New York Times

Hilarious and heartfelt, Truck: A Love Story is the tale of a man struggling to grow his own garden, fix his old pickup, and resurrect a love life permanently impaired by Neil Diamond. In the process, he sets his hair on fire, is attacked by wild turkeys, and proposes marriage to a woman in New Orleans. The result is a surprisingly tender testament to love.

“Part Bill Bryson, part Anne Lamott, with a skim of Larry the Cable Guy and Walt Whitman creeping around the edges.”—Lincoln Journal Star

“Perry takes each moment, peeling it, seasoning it with rich language, and then serving it to us piping hot and fresh.”—Chicago Tribune



About the Author

Michael Perry is a humorist, radio host, songwriter, and the New York Times bestselling author of several nonfiction books, including Visiting Tom and Population: 485, as well as a novel, The Jesus Cow. He lives in northern Wisconsin with his family and can be found online at www.sneezingcow.com.



Praise For Truck: A Love Story

“A reminder, by a talent of the hinterlands, to celebrate small-town life and to treasure human relationships.”
— Kirkus Reviews

“The deer-hunting, truck-loving Michael Perry has the soul of a poet.”
— Chicago Tribune Books