The Resource Montaigne in barn boots : An Amateur Ambles through Philosophy., Michael Perry, (downloadable audiobook)

Montaigne in barn boots : An Amateur Ambles through Philosophy., Michael Perry, (downloadable audiobook)

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Montaigne in barn boots : An Amateur Ambles through Philosophy.
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Montaigne in barn boots
Title remainder
An Amateur Ambles through Philosophy.
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Michael Perry
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eng
Summary
The beloved memoirist and bestselling author of Population: 485 reflects on the lessons he's learned from his unlikely alter ego, French Renaissance philosopher Michel de Montaigne"The journey began on a gurney," writes Michael Perry, describing the debilitating kidney stone that led him to discover the essays of Michel de Montaigne. Reading the philosopher in a manner he equates to chickens pecking at scraps-including those eye-blinking moments when the bird gobbles something too big to swallow-Perry attempts to learn what he can (good and bad) about himself as compared to a long-dead French nobleman who began speaking Latin at the age of two, went to college instead of kindergarten, worked for kings, and once had an audience with the Pope. Perry "matriculated as a barn-booted bumpkin who still marks a second-place finish in the sixth-grade spelling bee as an intellectual pinnacle ... and once said hello to Merle Haggard on a golf cart."Written in a spirit of exploration rather than declaration, Montaigne in Barn Boots is a down-to-earth (how do you pronounce that last name?) look into the ideas of a philosopher "ensconced in a castle tower overlooking his vineyard," channeled by a Midwestern American writing "in a room above the garage overlooking a disused pig pen." Whether grabbing an electrified fence, fighting fires, failing to fix a truck, or feeding chickens, Perry draws on each experience to explore subjects as diverse as faith, race, sex, aromatherapy, and Prince. But he also champions academics and aesthetics, in a book that ultimately emerges as a sincere, unflinching look at the vital need to be a better person and citizen
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Perry, Michael
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Narrator: Michael Perry
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  • Perry, Michael
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  • Nonfiction
  • Biography & Autobiography
  • Humor (Nonfiction)
  • Literary Criticism
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adult
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Montaigne in barn boots : An Amateur Ambles through Philosophy., Michael Perry, (downloadable audiobook)
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http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=100337&titleID=3369078
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Unabridged
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digital storage
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online resource
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rdacarrier
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stereophonic
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unknown
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Unabridged.
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1 sound file
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  • online
  • electronic
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not applicable
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9781538489284
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(sound recording)
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  • audio
  • computer
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sound
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  • Requires OverDrive app 3.0 (Windows) / 1.0 (Mac) / 1.0 (Windows Mobile)
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  • Mode of access: World Wide Web
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Label
Montaigne in barn boots : An Amateur Ambles through Philosophy., Michael Perry, (downloadable audiobook)
Link
http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=100337&titleID=3369078
Publication
Note
Unabridged
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm01674849f-bc87-4e0a-919a-9d3a2a3b08fe
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 sound file
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781538489284
Isbn Type
(sound recording)
Media category
  • audio
  • computer
Media MARC source
  • rdamedia
  • rdamedia
Media type code
  • s
  • c
Other physical details
digital
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
Speed
unknown
Stock number
1674849F-BC87-4E0A-919A-9D3A2A3B08FE
System details
  • Requires OverDrive app 3.0 (Windows) / 1.0 (Mac) / 1.0 (Windows Mobile)
  • Format: OverDrive Listen
  • Mode of access: World Wide Web
  • Format: OverDrive MP3 Audiobook
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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