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Garrison Keillor
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Radio Personality
    (August 7, 1942- )
    Birth name is Gary Edward Keillor
    Wrote 'The Civil War (1990),' 'Empire of the Air: The Men Who Made Radio (1992),' 'The Dakota Conflict (1993),' 'The Roots of Country: Nashville Celebrates the Ryman (1994),' 'Baseball (1994),' 'The Kennedy Center Honors (1994),' 'The Big One (1997),' 'Redux Riding Hood (1997),' 'The Sandy Bottom Orchestra (2000)' and 'The Mainstream (2001)'
    Other works include 'Prairie Home Companion,' 'Cat Town Races,' 'Cat, You Better Come Home - Puffin (1995),' 'Lake Wobegon Days - New York: Antheneum (1985)' and 'WLT: A Radio Romance - New York: (1991)'
    He underestimates himself.
    He said: 'Sex is good, but not as good as fresh sweet corn.'
    He believes in looking reality straight in the eye and denying it.
    When he was young, he felt he showed no real talent.
    He has described himself as being less well-read than the average bus driver.
    He is the third of six kids in a Plymouth Brethren family.
    He considers doing a radio show every Saturday as having built a social life.
    He is nationally known on public radio for his 'Prairie Home Companion.'
    He is married and has a little girl.
    As a young boy (with quite an interesting heritage), he knew he wanted to be a writer.
    He loves cats and wrote hilarious songs on the antics of cats and their human friends.
    He is known for this quote: 'Cats are intended to teach us that not everything in nature has a function.'
    He is considered by many to be one of the brightest humorists on radio.
    He said ignorance of other writers' work keeps him from discouragement.
    He majored in English at the University of Minnesota (graduated 1966).
    He worked at the Minnesota Daily, University radio station, KUOM and Minnesota Public Radio (1969).
    He writes an occasional essay for Time and has written books for kids.

Credit: Skunk Butt


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