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Homegrown Democrat

(2004)
A Few Plain Thoughts from the Heart of America
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In a book that is at once deeply personal and intellectually savvy, Homegrown Democrat is a celebration of liberalism as the "politics of kindness." In his inimitable style, Keillor draws on a lifetime of experience amongst the hardworking, God- fearing people of the Midwest and pays homage to the common code of civic necessities that arose from the left: Protect the social compact. Defend the powerless. Maintain government as a necessary force for good. As Keillor tells it, these are articles of faith that are being attacked by hard-ass Republican tax cutters who believe that human misery is a Dickensian fiction. In a blend of nostalgic reminiscence, humorous meditation, and articulate ire, Keillor asserts the values of his boyhood--the values of Lake Wobegon-- that do not square with the ugly narcissistic agenda at work in the country today. A thoughtful, wonderfully written book, Homegrown Democrat is Keillor's love letter to liberalism, the older generation, John F. Kennedy, the University of Minnesota, and the yellow-dog Democrat city of St. Paul that is sure to amuse and inspire Americans just when they need it most.



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December 2004 : USA Hardback
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Title: Homegrown Democrat: A Few Plain Thoughts From The Heart Of America
Author(s): Garrison Keillor
ISBN: 0-7862-7014-4 / 978-0-7862-7014-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press
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July 2004 : USA Hardback
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Title: Homegrown Democrat: A Few Plain Thoughts from the Heart of America
Author(s): Garrison Keillor
ISBN: 0-670-03365-0 / 978-0-670-03365-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Viking Adult
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2004 : Hardback
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Title: Homegrown Democrat: A Few Plain Thoughts From the Heart of America
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Paperback Editions

August 2006 : UK Paperback
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Title: Homegrown Democrat: A Few Plain Thoughts from the Heart of America
Author(s): Garrison Keillor
ISBN: 0-14-303768-4 / 978-0-14-303768-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Group
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Audio Editions

August 1994 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Homegrown Democrat: A Few Plain Thoughts from the Heart of America
Author(s): Garrison Keillor
ISBN: 1-56511-928-2 / 978-1-56511-928-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: HighBridge Audio
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July 2004 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: Homegrown Democrat
Author(s): Garrison Keillor
ISBN: 1-56511-927-4 / 978-1-56511-927-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: HighBridge Audio
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Kindle Editions

July 2004 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Homegrown Democrat: A Few Plain Thoughts from the Heart of America
Author(s): Garrison Keillor
Publisher: Penguin Books
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