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Funny Story Writer

#1 Post by Grizz » Fri Oct 25, 2019 9:10 am

I recalled the name of the author I misremembered in the other thread. I bet almost everyone here has laughed out loud reading this man's stories in Outdoor Life and Field and Stream. I subscribed to one of those so I could read the back page stories. I bet you'all have favorite McManus stories too....

https://www.outdoorlife.com/17-hilariou ... -outdoors/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Patrick_F._McManus

https://us.macmillan.com/excerpt?isbn=9780805013405

https://magazine.wsu.edu/2011/04/26/the ... -56-59-ma/

https://www.spokesman.com/stories/2008/ ... door-life/

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#2 Post by piller » Fri Oct 25, 2019 10:41 am

He was quite funny. I enjoyed reading his stories each month.
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#3 Post by GunnyMack » Fri Oct 25, 2019 11:02 am

Poof- no eyebrows!

I have quite a few of his books!
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#4 Post by 765x53 » Fri Oct 25, 2019 12:36 pm

I have three of Patrick McManus' books, "Never Sniff a Gift Fish", "A Fine and Pleasant Misery" and "They Shoot Canoes Don't They".
I particularly liked his recurring character, "Rancid Crabtree". As I get older, I find myself turning into him. :)

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#5 Post by GunnyMack » Fri Oct 25, 2019 3:27 pm

Let's not forget his dogs- Strange !
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#6 Post by piller » Fri Oct 25, 2019 5:00 pm

I was sort of like Crazy Eddie as a kid. Not as crazy, but I was not quite all there back then.
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#7 Post by AJMD429 » Fri Oct 25, 2019 7:23 pm

I've come across a couple of his short stories but none of the books. I'll have to find one to add to huge pile of "to read" stuff....
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#8 Post by M. M. Wright » Fri Oct 25, 2019 10:24 pm

We just love McManus stories around this house. There must be 8 or 10 of his books on our shelves. I subscribed to Outdoor Life for years just to get his story on the back page. My fave is called Rance and the Demon Bat. Or the one where Rance takes an old truck fender and a surplus parachute on the ice in a blizzard and ends up far from home. Great stuff for reading your 10 year old to sleep. Or yourself.
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#9 Post by Rusty » Sat Oct 26, 2019 1:11 am

765x53 wrote:
Fri Oct 25, 2019 12:36 pm
I have three of Patrick McManus' books, "Never Sniff a Gift Fish", "A Fine and Pleasant Misery" and "They Shoot Canoes Don't They".
I particularly liked his recurring character, "Rancid Crabtree". As I get older, I find myself turning into him. :)
I have those 3 books myself... somewhere or at least my son does, or did. I wish that kid would let me die before he starts givin my stuff away.
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#10 Post by JimT » Sun Oct 27, 2019 11:32 am

M. M. Wright wrote:
Fri Oct 25, 2019 10:24 pm
Great stuff for reading your 10 year old to sleep. Or yourself.
I found if I read him in bed at night while the wife was trying to sleep I got yelled at a lot ... because I was laughing and sniggering the whole time ... making too much noise.

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#11 Post by Hawkeye2 » Sun Oct 27, 2019 5:07 pm

I used to enjoy his stories while I was waiting in the Chiropractor's office, sadly his replacement isn't near as humorous. I'll have to look for some of his books.

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#12 Post by piller » Sun Oct 27, 2019 5:45 pm

Check online at half price books. They have most of his books and their prices are good.
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#13 Post by piller » Sun Oct 27, 2019 5:47 pm

By the way, "The night the bear ate Goombah" is my favorite title of all time.
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#14 Post by Rusty » Sun Oct 27, 2019 11:03 pm

FWIW here is his first story...

http://wsm.wsu.edu/s/we.php?id=279
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