Visiting Tom: A Man, A Highway, And The Road To Roughneck Grace

Paperback | March 8, 2016

byMichael Perry

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“Somewhere between Garrison Keillor’s idyllic-sweet Lake Wobegon and the narrow-mindedness of Sinclair Lewis’s Main Street lies the reality of small-town life. This is where Michael Perry lives.”
St. Paul Pioneer Press

“Perry can take comfort in the power of his writing, his ability to pull readers from all corners onto his Wisconsin spread, and make them feel right at home.”
Seattle Times

Tuesdays with Morrie meets Bill Bryson in Visiting Tom, another witty, poignant, and stylish paean to living in New Auburn, Wisconsin, from Michael Perry. The author of Population: 485, Coop, and Truck: A Love Story, Perry takes us along on his uplifting visits with his octogenarian neighbor one valley over—and celebrates the wisdom, heart, and sass of a vanishing generation that embodies the indomitable spirit of small-town America.

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“Somewhere between Garrison Keillor’s idyllic-sweet Lake Wobegon and the narrow-mindedness of Sinclair Lewis’s Main Street lies the reality of small-town life. This is where Michael Perry lives.”—St. Paul Pioneer Press“Perry can take comfort in the power of his writing, his ability to pull readers from all corners onto his Wisconsin sp...

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From the acclaimed author of Coop and Population: 485 comes a portrait of a unique individual and a dedicated way of life.What can we learn about life, love, and artillery from an eighty-two-year-old man whose favorite hobby is firing his homemade cannons? Visit by visit—often with his young daughters in tow—author Michael Perry finds ...

Michael Perry is a humorist, radio host, songwriter, and theNew York Timesbestselling author of several nonfiction books, includingVisiting TomandPopulation: 485. He lives in rural Wisconsin with his family.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:336 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.76 inPublished:March 8, 2016Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:006189446X

ISBN - 13:9780061894466

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“It’s part memoir, part character piece. There’s a bit of the poetic to it. It’s about fighting bureaucracy, Foxfire-ish self-sustenance, life the ‘old timer’s’ way, and male-bonding foolishness. It’s about fatherhood, marriage and love. And it’s just about one of the sweetest books you’ll ever read.”