A Fine and Pleasant Misery (Paperback)

A Fine and Pleasant Misery By Jack Samson (Editor), Patrick F. McManus, Jack Samson (Introduction by) Cover Image
By Jack Samson (Editor), Patrick F. McManus, Jack Samson (Introduction by)
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“A hilarious compilation” (Los Angeles Times), A Fine and Pleasant Misery gathers twenty-seven witty, cautionary tales of the outdoor life from beloved humorist Patrick F. McManus in a collection edited and introduced by Jack Samson, long-time editor-in-chief of Field & Stream.

The great outdoors have never been rendered as hysterically as in the reminiscences—true and exaggerated—of Patrick F. McManus. If you’re thinking about getting back to nature, the surreal adventures chronicled here will make you think twice about giving it all up for a life of camping, hiking, and hunting.

About the Author

Patrick F. McManus (1933-2018) is the author of novels, plays, and more than a dozen collections of his humor columns from Outdoor Life and other magazines. There are nearly two million copies of his book in print, including his bestselling The Shoot Canoes, Don't They?; The Night the Bear Ate Goombaw; and A Fine and Pleasant Misery.

Praise For…

“A hilarious compilation.” —Los Angeles Times

“Patrick McManus is a treasure.” —The Atlantic

“Everybody should read Patrick McManus.” —The New York Times Book Review

Product Details
ISBN: 9780805000320
ISBN-10: 0805000321
Publisher: Holt Paperbacks
Publication Date: April 15th, 1981
Pages: 224
Language: English