Item description for Definitely Above Average: Stories & Comedy for You & Your Poor Old Parents by Garrison Keillor...
Overview From live broadcasts of "A Prairie Home Companion", this collection of stories, skits, and songs will delight parents and children everywhere. The birth of his daughter two years ago provided inspiration to Keillor for this unique and hilarious take on parenthood. 2 CDs.
Publishers Description From live broadcasts of "A Prairie Home Companion." After the birth of Garrison Keillor's daughter, the stories, songs, and sketches on "A Prairie Home Companion" took on a distinctly parental bent. This new collection gathers the warmest, funniest, most affectionate examples: dance tunes and comedy with sound effects; songs featuring Chet Atkins, Leo Kottke, Beaussoleil, and other guests; Ian Frazier's much-requested "Lamentations of the Father"; and Garrison's version of "The Princess and the Pea." Garrison says, "I test-played this album for my daughter, who is three, and she jumped around a lot." Filled with stories, sketches, and songs recorded from live broadcasts, "Definitely Above Average" will delight parents and children everywhere. Contents:
Children Go Where I Send Thee
The True Sad Story of Mr. Froggie
Knock Knock Who's There
Hush Little Baby
The Baby Says Ha
Count Your Blessings
Brownie and Pete
The Horses Stood Around/Powdermilk Biscuit Theme
Tell My Ma
Happy One Step
Oh Susanna Fantasy
Wheels On the Bus
Songs That I Love Best
Tell Me Why
The Chord That Jack Played
A Game of Chess
The Princess and the Pea
The Sound Effects Man Part One
The Snow Queen
The Sound Effects Man Part Two
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Format: Abridged, Audiobook
Studio: Highbridge Audio
Running Time: 150.00 minutes
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.5" Width: 5.5" Height: 4.75" Weight: 0.25 lbs.
Release Date Aug 2, 2000
Publisher Highbridge Audio
Edition ; 2.5 Hours on
ISBN 1565114124 ISBN13 9781565114128 UPC 025024844089
Availability 100 units. Availability accurate as of Mar 27, 2017 12:34.
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More About Garrison Keillor
Garrison Keillor lives in St. Paul, Minnesota, home of A Prairie Home Companion, his radio show that has been on the air since 1974. He is the author of many books including the Lake Wobegon novels, and he edits the Good Poems anthologies. He is a contributor to the New Yorker, Atlantic Monthly, and Salon.com. In 2006, he wrote the screenplay for the film A Prairie Home Companion, directed by Robert Altman.
Garrison Keillor currently resides in St. Paul, in the state of Minnesota. Garrison Keillor was born in 1942.
Garrison Keillor has published or released items in the following series...
Reviews - What do customers think about Definitely Above Average?
Perhaps just a smidge above average Feb 2, 2001
If you are unfamiliar with Keillor, but like listening to old time radio shows, then you may enjoy this cd. I liked this collection, even though it is frequently corny.
While an adult would have to be a true fan to enjoy Keillor's singing on the music cd, my uncritical toddler bounces to the rhythms and enjoys the quirky music. As an adult, the cd with the sketches is more enjoyable. "Laws concerning Food and Drink: Household Principles; Lamentations of the Father" is worth the price of the cd alone.
Definitely BELOW Average Dec 3, 2000
This is missing much of the charm of the usual Prairie Home Companion programs. The first CD consists only of songs. If you listen to the show for the music you may like this. The second cd has a few long sketches, a couple of which were entertaining, the others were simply repetitive. If you're expecting the typical Prairie Home Companion show, look elsewhere.