Truck

Truck

A Love Story

Book - 2006
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"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

Publisher: New York : HarperCollins Publishers, c2006.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780060571177
0060571179
Branch Call Number: 629.2232
Characteristics: xii, 281 p. ; 24 cm.

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clarelink
May 23, 2007

I loved Michael's other books - this, not so much. After a while, i skipped all the truck parts and got to the rest. He is quite the story teller! I recommend any of his other books. I'd actually like to have him as a friend.

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annekim9
Feb 24, 2007

You wouldn't think a book about fixing up a 1951 International Harvester pickup truck could be so wonderful! I have no interest in trucks yet I love this book. Perry lives in a small Wisconsin town, he's almost 40, he's had several failed romances. He writes about his beloved truck, garden and eccentric friends. He meets his future wife at the public library. A born story teller, he entertains as he reflects on his life during the course of a year. One story he tells about an older couple he keenly observed in a restaurant will stay with me forever.

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