The Dog Says How by Kevin Kling

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Kevin Kling, best known for his popular commentaries on National Public Radio's All Things Considered and his storytelling stage shows like Tales from the Charred Underbelly of the Yule Log, delivers hilarious, often tender stories to readers everywhere with his first book, The Dog Says How. Kling's autobiographical tales are as enchanting as they are true to life: hopping freight trains, getting hit by lightning, performing his banned play in Czechoslovakia, growing up in Minnesota, and eating things before knowing what they are.In "Circus Tale," Kling recollects how his love of boats, animals, and adventure inspired him to join a traveling circus troupe--but it was the all-you-can-eat buffets that cinched the deal. In "Hockey Hair," Kling spots old pals from his hometown who sport mullet-like haircuts, spurring him to unlock doors to his past. In the comical yet poignant title story, Kling straddles the world of the ordinary and one rivaling Dante's inferno as he learns how to use voice-recognition software after a motorcycle accident.In Kling's classic and never-before-told stories, "the mundane becomes magical, the fantastic becomes accessible and through it all his profound sense of curiosity about the world transforms the everyday to the timeless"--Queen Anne News, Seattle.
 

About Kevin Kling

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Storyteller Kevin Kling is the author of two books and several plays, including the musical Busytown, with composer Michael Koerner, based on the classic and amusing picture books by Richard Scarry. Painter and cartoonist Chris Monroe draws the weekly comic strip Violet Days and is the author and illustrator of Monkey with a Tool Belt and Sneaky Sheep, among other books for children.
 
Published July 24, 2009 by Borealis Books. 204 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Education & Reference, Humor & Entertainment. Non-fiction

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Kling’s short but sweet recording is a collection of autobiographical tales relating events of his past with an ear for everyday themes such as friendship, death and disability. His writing i

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A playwright and regular contributor to the popular newsmagazine-style NPR show All Things Considered, Kling hems close to his wry on-air delivery in these 29 short essays, ruminating on a variety

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Minnesota playwright and storyteller's essays crackle with his trademark geniality and boyishly fresh observations.

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