By Jerry Nelson
“Jerry Nelson’s column comes from the genuine middle of the Midwest. He has the real voice, the gradual twang. He is aware wheat from barley. He is familiar with undefined, he is aware plants, he is familiar with people.”—Garrison Keillor
within the culture of Mark Twain and Jean Shepherd, Dave Barry and Garrison Keillor, Jerry Nelson is a stand-up comedian whose beat is the yank heartland, a small-town international of pickup vehicles and Sunday evening pancake dinners, losing in on friends and complaining in regards to the county agent.
His depictions of lifestyle, from the perspective of an ex-dairy farmer and taciturn husband with a twinkle in his eye, are learn via 250,000 humans a week—and sometimes woven into Prairie domestic significant other scripts. those are tales of courtship; childbirth—he deals the supply room health professional using his calf puller; family members; friends; chores; and the tasks of a father—why is it guy who spends his days in cow manure can’t switch a baby’s diaper? Knee-slappingly humorous one second, poignant the following, it’s a really exact examine a notably American approach of life.
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Dear County Agent Guy: Calf Pulling, Husband Training, and Other Curious Dispatches from a Midwestern Dairy Farmer by Jerry Nelson