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Homegrown Democrat

A Few Plain Thoughts from the Heart of America

Garrison Keillor - Author

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ISBN 9781101201213 | 272 pages | 15 Jul 2004 | Penguin | 18 - AND UP
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In this thoughtful, deeply personal work, one of the nation's best-loved voices takes the plunge into politics and comes up with a book that has had all of America talking. Here, with great heart, supple wit, and a dash of anger, Garrison Keillor describes the simple democratic values-the Golden Rule, the obligation to defend the weak against the powerful, and others- that define his hard-working Midwestern neighbors and that today's Republicans seem determined to subvert. A reminiscence, a political tract, and a humorous meditation, Homegrown Democrat is an entertaining, refreshing addition to today's rancorous political debate.

* A New York Times bestseller
* Updated and revised with a new introduction for the 2006 midterm elections
* A Featured Alternate Selection of the Book-of-the-Month Club

[A book] of grace, empathy, and insight. (The American Prospect)


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