Tuesday, July 5, 2011

author crush


I have a huge crush on Michael Perry now. Damn.
What a writer, what a life.

30 Comments:

OpenID localnourishment.com said...

Yup. I'm not sure if I thought that deeply about my life that I'd find so much humor!

July 5, 2011 at 8:28 AM  
Blogger seagoddess said...

I'll say!

July 5, 2011 at 8:53 AM  
Blogger jim said...

nice truck

July 5, 2011 at 9:34 AM  
Blogger Becca said...

I want the truck.

July 5, 2011 at 10:20 AM  
Blogger Liz said...

Absolutely! "Coop" was hilarious and thought-provoking and poignant all at once. Thanks for the reminder!

July 5, 2011 at 11:23 AM  
Blogger Stephanie G. said...

Coop is one of my favorite books. Author swoon indeed!

July 5, 2011 at 12:00 PM  
Blogger David Shearer said...

Yeah, are you sure it's not the truck you have a crush on?

July 5, 2011 at 12:09 PM  
Blogger Keith Ferrell said...

Truck is just as funny, just as insightful... and sets the stage beautifully for Coop. Long may he write... and talk and sing!

July 5, 2011 at 12:11 PM  
Blogger Kris said...

Jenna, thank you so much. I had never heard of him. I love when I come here and find all these great singers that I would probably not ever hear. So thank you again for all the new music I am listening to now. I will check out his books too. Going to the library tomorrow so will see if they have any.

July 5, 2011 at 12:26 PM  
Blogger Sprite said...

The Amazon reader suggestions from his books led me to your books. He just keeps on giving!

July 5, 2011 at 12:38 PM  
Blogger Kirsten said...

And who could blame you with that picture!

July 5, 2011 at 1:03 PM  
Blogger Stargazer 2 said...

JENNA,
HE HAS THE RIGHT IDEA!!! MUSIC, TRUCK, TRUCK, WRITER!!!|
I DRIVE DAILY A '42 CHEVY
FLATBED FARM TRUCK, & YES IT REALLY
DOES HAVE THE WOW FACTOR!!!
JUST CAN'T SING, OR WRITE: BUT I CAN (IN THE PROCESS) OF PRODUCING AN ALBUM OF ORIGINAL SONGS' FOR ONE HECK OF A SONG WRITER IN MY OPINION!!!
THIS CAF BLOG IS AWESOME
WITH JUST THE RIGHT MIX, & FLAVOR
OF EVERYTHING FROM JENNA'S PERSONAL
FARM LIFE, ANIMALS', & A FEW SURPRISES THROWN IN ALONG THE WAY!!!
CHEERS, & THANKS FOR THE ???
RONNIE A VERY HAPPY X SEAT WEAVER
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July 5, 2011 at 1:11 PM  
Blogger Jenna said...

The truck is nice. The flannel, guitar, knit hat, writer next to it isn't so bad either....

I know he's taken. But a girl can dream. Can't she?!

July 5, 2011 at 1:45 PM  
Blogger Jenna said...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n-LshhKjR7k

video of him and the coop and truck!

July 5, 2011 at 1:49 PM  
Blogger gooddogboy said...

let's break up a couple. You can have him (I already have Coop) and I will take the truck.

July 5, 2011 at 2:56 PM  
Blogger girlandcat5 said...

Jenna I agree 100%, he has been my author crush ever since I first read Population 485 years ago. I am from a town not too far away from him so listening to his Wisconsin accent on his youtube videos always cured my homesickness while living in NYC.

July 5, 2011 at 5:26 PM  
Blogger Tara said...

I didn't know who he was before now - thanks!

July 5, 2011 at 6:44 PM  
Blogger Christine said...

He's a "local" boy! I could stalk him for you HAHAHA.

July 5, 2011 at 7:34 PM  
Blogger Jennifer said...

Truck, definitely. I've always wanted one of those. Some day!

July 5, 2011 at 7:35 PM  
Blogger Jenna said...

I've read Coop and 485, truck is next. But he READS 485 to you on audiobook, and all the music is him on guitar and it is wonderful.

sigh.

July 5, 2011 at 8:36 PM  
Blogger Jimmie said...

I just checked out two of his books from the library after reading your post: Truck and Coop. I can tell already that I'm going to enjoy his books. My husband restores pre-1950 cars and trucks - he'll get a kick out of the 1951 International truck. We drive a 1950 Plymouth four door sedan - looks like something June Cleaver would take to the grocery store, LOL.

I can always count on you to enlighten me about books and people. Thanks much.

Diane in North Carolina

July 5, 2011 at 8:58 PM  
Blogger karental said...

I bought a book based on your recommendation. Looking forward to reading it. Even the preface is funny.

Good news from the Tal homefront - Mister gave me a chicken coop for our anniversary and we have two hives ready for colonies. The garden is still producing and it's nearly time to start fall veg. The backyard is coming together. I may not be in the country, yet, but I'm doing the best I can.

July 5, 2011 at 9:13 PM  
Blogger Ann said...

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July 5, 2011 at 10:04 PM  
Blogger karen said...

Thanks for the crush info. I just reserved a book of his essays at the library after reading his website. This should be fun! Karen from CT

July 5, 2011 at 10:56 PM  
Blogger Jean said...

He was just at our local library (we're not that far away from New Auburn) and I was so tempted to take off work to go...but a little short on days off right now so I didn't. I'm sure I will catch him in person sometime soon! If you need a place in WI to "crash" and meet your "crush", let me know, lol!

July 6, 2011 at 12:17 AM  
Blogger Just Amy said...

Let's not neglect to mention he's kinda hot too...he's a trifecta!

July 6, 2011 at 9:17 AM  
Blogger Kris said...

They had Coop at the library when I went today. I like it so far.

July 6, 2011 at 10:00 PM  
Blogger Campbell Kids said...

I've never heard of him. I'll check him out.

Blessings,
Dianne
www.mysouthernheart.com
www.campbellkidsfarm.com

July 8, 2011 at 12:41 AM  
Blogger ck said...

Jenna:

Do you know his music, too? It's damn good. He's a heck of a nice guy, too.

July 20, 2011 at 7:35 PM  
Blogger J said...

Thanks for making me aware of Michael Perry. I love his writing and can find so much of myself in his idiosyncrasies. I'm Half-way through Truck... can't wait for Coop!

July 26, 2011 at 8:09 AM  

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