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Michael Perry


Michael Perry

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

Michael Perry

Books by Michael Perry

by Michael Perry - Humor, Memoir, Nonfiction

Written in a spirit of exploration rather than declaration, MONTAIGNE IN BARN BOOTS is a down-to-earth (how do you pronounce that last name?) look into the ideas of a philosopher "ensconced in a castle tower overlooking his vineyard," channeled by a midwestern American writing "in a room above the garage overlooking a disused pig pen." Whether grabbing an electrified fence, fighting fires, failing to fix a truck, or feeding chickens, Michael Perry draws on each experience to explore subjects as diverse as faith, race, sex, aromatherapy and Prince. But he also champions academics and aesthetics, in a book that ultimately emerges as a sincere, unflinching look at the vital need to be a better person and citizen.

by Michael Perry - Humor

Readers are introduced to Tom Hartwig, an old-timer best known locally for building and firing homemade cannons. Tom works from scratch to make everything from gag shovel handles to parts for quarter-million-dollar farm equipment.