|Subcategory:||Professionals & Academics|
|Publisher:||Harper; First Edition edition (October 8, 2002)|
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Perry's engaging writing style kept me smiling just as much the second time as the first. If you want to read a literary book on firefighting or small town living then this is the book.
Perry's engaging writing style kept me smiling just as much the second time as the first. His insights about the residents of his small town and about those he fights fires with and with whom he provides EMT services are both wise and entertaining. I smiled and I cried. Population: 485 is a hilarious and moving collection of essays written about New Auburn, Wisconsin; a town of, yes, you guessed it-485 people. Not only is Michael Perry a skilled writer, he is also a volunteer firefighter/emt, and he captures the chaos and insanity of this world beautifully.
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Population: 485. Meeting Your Neighbors One Siren at a Time. She tells us this, and we deny it, tell her no, no, help is on the way. I do my writing in a tiny bedroom overlooking Main Street in the village of New Auburn, Wisconsin. Population: 485. Eleven streets. For J. & S. CONTENTS. One four-legged silver water tower.
Population: 485 - Michael Perry An excellent read!
Population: 485 - Michael Perry An excellent read! I was introduced to this Wisconsin author through my husband's English class. I love reading about rural life through the eyes of a local
In one short paragraph, Michael Perry can summon the power to make you laugh, cry and think deeply about the human condition
In one short paragraph, Michael Perry can summon the power to make you laugh, cry and think deeply about the human condition.
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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 ww. neezingcow.
Mike Perry’s extraordinary and thoughtful account of meeting the people of his small hometown by joining the fire and rescue team was a breakout hit that “swells with unadorned heroism” (USA Today)
Welcome to New Auburn, Wisconsin (population: 485) where the local vigilante is a farmer’s wife armed with a pistol and a Bible, the most senior member of the volunteer fire department is a cross-eyed butcher with one kidney and two ex-wives (both of whom work at the only gas station in town), and the back roads are haunted by the ghosts of children and farmers. Michael Perry loves this place. He grew up here, and now-after a decade away-he has returned.
Unable to polka or repair his own pickup, his farm-boy hands gone soft after years of writing, Mike figures the best way to regain his credibility is to join the volunteer fire department. Against a backdrop of fires and tangled wrecks, bar fights and smelt feeds, he tells a frequently comic tale leavened with moments of heartbreaking delicacy and searing tragedy.
Tracing his calls on a map in the little firehouse, he sees “a dense, benevolent web, spun one frantic zigzag at a time” from which the story of a tiny town emerges.