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Wade Rouse


Wade Rouse

Wade Rouse is an internationally bestselling author of 13 books, which have been translated into 20 languages and selected as "Today Show" Must-Reads, Indie Next Picks and Michigan Notable Books. Rouse writes fiction under his grandma’s name, Viola Shipman, to honor the working-poor Ozarks woman whose memory inspires his writing. He lives in Michigan and California, and hosts "Wine & Words with Wade," a literary happy hour, every Thursday.

Books by Wade Rouse

by Wade Rouse - Memoir, Nonfiction

Before his success in public relations, his loving marriage and his storied writing career, Wade Rouse was simply Ted Rouse's son. A queer kid in a conservative Ozarks community, Wade struggled at a young age to garner his father's approval and find his voice. For his part, Ted was a hard-lined engineer, offering little emotional support or encouragement. But Wade and Ted had one thing in common: an undying love of the St. Louis Cardinals. For decades, baseball offered Wade and his father a shared vocabulary --- a way to stay in touch, to connect and to express their emotions. But when his father's health takes a turn for the worse, Wade returns to southwest Missouri to share one final season with his father.

edited by Wade Rouse - Essays, Humor, Nonfiction

Critically acclaimed memoirist Wade Rouse has gathered some of America's best known humorists --- authors, comedians and actors --- to offer biting commentary on what it means to share a life, and a heart with a dog.