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They Shoot Canoes, Don't They? Paperback – September 15, 1982
"Enlightenment Now: The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism, and Progress"
Is the world really falling apart? Is the ideal of progress obsolete? Cognitive scientist and public intellectual Steven Pinker urges us to step back from the gory headlines and prophecies of doom, and instead, follow the data: In seventy-five jaw-dropping graphs, Pinker shows that life, health, prosperity, safety, peace, knowledge, and happiness are on the rise. Learn more
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“Patrick McManus is a treasure.” ―The Atlantic
“Everybody should read Patrick McManus.” ―The New York Times Book Review
“A style that brings to mind Mark Twain, Art Buchwald, and Garrison Keillor.” ―People
About the Author
Patrick F. McManus was born and raised in Idaho and now lives there and in Spokane, Washington. He is a regular contributor to Outdoor Life, and a five-time New York Times best-selling author. The Grasshopper Trap, How I Got This Way, and The Night the Bear Ate Goombaw are among his best-known books.
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Think along the lines of John Gierbach stories if he was country bumkin, but a very smart and talented country bumpkin.
Although, like Gierbach, I can see how some of the stories might start all being very similar after a while.