From the Desk of Garrison Keillor|
A prolific writer, Garrison Keillor is a frequent contributor to newspapers and magazines throughout the United States and abroad. To the right, you find a selection of articles published since 1989, and a few unpublished pieces.
"Homegrown Democrat," Chapters 1-4
August 10, 2004
Garrison Keillor's latest book, "Homegrown Democrat," was released on July 15, 2004. Here he offers the first four chapters for your perusal, courtesy of Viking Books. Dedicating the book to "all of the good Democratic-Farmer-Laborites of Minnesota," he offers "a few plain thoughts from the heart of America."
Read chapters 1-4 >>
From the book jacket:
In a book that is at once deeply personal and intellectually savvy, "Homegrown Democrat" is a celebration of liberalism as the "politics of kindness." In his inimitable style, Keillor draws on a lifetime of experience amongst the hardworking, God-fearing people of the Midwest and pays homage to the common code of civic necessities that arose from the left:Buy the book >>
Lovingly selected from the earliest archives of A Prairie Home Companion, this heirloom collection represents the music from earliest years of the now legendary show: 1974–1976. With songs and tunes from jazz pianist Butch Thompson, mandolin maestro Peter Ostroushko, Dakota Dave Hull and the first house band, The Powdermilk Biscuit Band (Adam Granger, Bob Douglas and Mary DuShane).