|Plot Summary of Garrison Keillor - Lake Wobegon Summer 1956|
|"Garrison Keillor vividly and humorously rambles on about his old green house on Green Street, Lake Wobegon, Minnesota...the dandy lions on the front lawn...the dog on the front porch...the Andersons who live next door...the “evil” older sister...the uptight, worry-wart dad who is contrasted by the sunny-even-on-a-cloudy-day mom who says, “Why carry rocks in your pockets?”
Without-girlfriend Gary spends his Saturday nights playing monopoly with his mom, and drinking ginger ale, or writing in his study(bedroom) when he is sent there for punishment.
Young Gary seems to have a penchant for the word “buger.” He likes to insert it in movie/tv titles: Buger Without A Cause, The Lone Buger, Leave It To Buger (the buger jokes got a little old). While reading the chapter, I thought, “Why doesn't he just look in his buger-saurus and find a new word?”
“When my sister walks, her butt cheeks look like two pigs fighting in a burlap bag..."--this quote shows the sibling rivalry between young Gary and the “evil” older sister.
He writes odes to his cousin Kate whom he adores...chapters about baseball and gym class and sex and the farm...the high school assembly...and MORE SEX...or at least he fantasized about it—on second thought, he and his cousin Kate...well, read the book and find out.
William Pinn, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of Garrison Keillor - Lake Wobegon Summer 1956|
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Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Kids growing up/acting up?
- rebelling against parent's expectations
- first sexual experience
Subject of Biography
- a teen
- American (!)
How sensitive is this person?
- middling sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor
- Strong but gentle sense of humor
- healthy but a geeky weakling
Small town people:
- dumb Rednecks, like Gomer Pyle
Accounts of torture and death?
- no torture/death
Book makes you feel?
- very happy
Is book humorous?
If humorous, kind of humor
- eccentric personalities
Sex in book?
What kind of sex:
- vague references
- descript of kissing
- touching of anatomy
- descript. of female anat. (the big B's)
- actual description of hetero sex
Lot of foul language?
- a lot of play on words
Writer's slant towards subject:
- very favorable
Story of entire life, or part?
- story of set of events during life
If this is a kid's book:
- Age 16-Adult
How much dialogue in bio?
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
How much of bio focuses on most famous period of life?
- 0-25% of book
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