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18 Miles From Earth : Stories From Barber Shops, Front Porches and Supper Tables Paperback – November 20, 2000


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 305 pages
  • Publisher: Total Life Publications (November 20, 2000)
  • ISBN-10: 1570875448
  • ISBN-13: 978-1570875441
  • Product Dimensions: 8.4 x 5.4 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,365,134 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"What a delightful book! We received it last week and I have hardly put it down..." -- Mamie Blaylock, Mineral Wells, TX

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"He writes about the things that most of us think made this country great. Sometimes we wish we could go back to the days when you could walk down the streets of small town America and see people on their porches, visiting back and forth, talking about important things like the taste of this year's peach or watermelon crop or the latest prank by a neighbor's child. Good for you, Wayne." - Tumbleweed Smith, voice of the daily syndicated radio show, "The Sound of Texas," newspaper columnist and Texas folklore storyteller

"Wayne Bristow does what all writers ought; he tells a story. And what stories! Here are the marvels and mysteries of heartland life, all set down in crafted, engaging prose, replete with humor, homespun wisdom and some heartwarming homiletics to boot. Mark Twain said of one of his books that it was 'mostly true, with occasional stretchers.' Wayne keeps readers on their toes, and thoroughly amused, with a few 'stretchers' of his own devising. But that's just more of that West Texas wryness that makes the book so good." - Jesse Mullins, Jr., Editor, American Cowboy Magazine

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Keith Loyd on January 11, 2001
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We Texans can get mighty nostalgic about our country. When I was reading "18 Miles From Earth" I thought I could get a whiff of some good old Texas "blow dirt". Wayne Bristow must not have talked a lot in that barber shop of his dad's cause he sure "soaked up" a lot of stories. Anybody from that neck of the woods could sure identify with all these tales. I laughed till my sides ached, and relived many long forgotten memories. The stories are short enough you can lay the book aside often, and then go back for more. Good, like a cup of strong Texas coffee.
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The author's stories bring back thoughts of Mayberry. He has genuine affection for time and place. I may be younger than the author, but I can still enjoy a story that makes you feel good. I tried to read only one each day as I went to bed at night. I had to cheat and read extra - the stories made me go to sleep with a smile.
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By Quineil Roark on February 6, 2010
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As a former resident of Muleshoe and having been in Muleshoe High School with Wayne Bristow, I enjoyed his recollections of my home town and those memories that came back to me made me think maybe I could write a book too. Who knows, maybe I will now!!!
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