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.
"Patrick McManus is a treasure." --The Atlantic"Everybody should read Patrick McManus." --The New York Times Book Review"A style that brings to mind Mark Twain, Art Buchwald, and Garrison Keillor." --People"The funniest writer around today." --Atlanta Journal-Constitution"McManus captures the innocence most of us lose when we become grown-up, and reading him you can't help recalling similar times and events in your own life." --Booklist