Aug 10, 2021 • 8M

Episode #62 "Throwback Thanks"

What a ride...

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Michael Perry
The audio version of Michael Perry's weekly "Roughneck Grace" newsletter. In addition to informal news and notes, Mike reaches into the archives and reads one of his "Roughneck Grace" columns aloud.
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2003. Still got the cap. Not the hair.

The book that went on the 40-city tour…and then just kept going.

Howdy folks:

Welcome to the Michael Perry’s Voice Mail, episode 62. This one’s free for subscribers and non-subscribers alike. Click the player above to listen.

Included in today’s installment: When a reader sent Mike an old magazine profile from 2003, he was caught off-guard by his reaction while reading it. “A truckload of emotions,” Mike says, “low-key but deep.” After reflecting on the unexpected life of Population 485 and everything after, Mike reads a favorite excerpt.

Special Voice Mail insider tid-bit: I got publicly yelled at (yah, at volume in a bookstore) after reading this passage in Madison, Wisconsin, by someone who loudly declared “You should NEVER smell dirt! You will inhale [pneumo-coccidio-whatsit-acidi-dosis*], get a lung infection, and DIE!”

*I may not have transcribed that properly.

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