Homegrown Democrat: A Few Plain Thoughts from the Heart of America

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Garrison Keillor

Narrated By: Garrison Keillor

Publisher: HighBridge Company

Date: August 2009

Duration: 4 hours 32 minutes


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 value of his boyhood, the values of Lake Wobegon, that do not square with the ugly narcissistic agenda at work in the country today.


  • Peggy Stortz

    I feel at a loss as to how to review this book. Keillor is extremely outspoken in his hatred of the Bush administration. And, perhaps a bit over the top in his praise of Democrats. I am a Democrat. I think that history will show that George W. Bush was the worst president that the US has ever had, but even I felt a bit uncomfortable with some of Keillor's over the top rhetoric. Perhaps I've been too diplomatic for too long. Also, if you are expecting the humor of his Lake Woebegone stories, you will be disappointed. So, if you choose this book, just be forewarned that it is filled with disdain for the current administration and credits the Democratic party with every positive aspect of our lives.