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Evoking a time when life revolved around the front porch, where friends gathered, stories were told, and small moments took on larger meaning, in today’s hurry-up world, Philip Gulley’s essays remind us of the world we once shared—and can share again.
When Philip Gulley began writing newsletter essays for the members of his Quaker meeting in Indiana, he had no idea one of the essays would find its way to radio commentator Paul Harvey Jr. and be read on the air to 24 million people. Fourteen books later, with more than one million copies in print, Gulley still entertains as well as inspires from his small-town front porch.
Beloved American storyteller Philip Gulley evokes a time when life revolved around the front porch, where friends gathered, stories were told, and small moments took on large meaning. In today’s hurry-up world, Gulley’s observations are frank and funny, reminding us of the world we once shared, and can again.
With poignancy and humor, Gulley writes about small-town life, things he thinks about while sitting in his Quaker meeting, and why Donald Trump should pay more taxes. Porch Talk is a tribute to common folk, including Charlie the hardware priest, the Bettys at the newspaper, and other paragons of decency not many people know, but should.
“Gulley … leaves us thinking that he would be a good man to spend time with.” “Practical, poignant, funny, and frank—the Quaker Will Rogers rides again!” “Reading Porch Talk is like sitting next to an old friend and listening to the music of his storytelling.” “Gulley skillfully mines his personal history and that of his neighbors for inspirational morsels.” “For those who like Garrison Keillor, Annie Dillard, Wendell Berry, and Kathleen Norris… “ “A charming sense of small-town life — and a shrewd sense of life in general . . .” “Gulley’s “Porch Talk” provides just the thing to slow you down with the easy pace of the porch.” “Inspirational.”
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