Lake Wobegon is a fictional town created by Garrison Keillor. And while he authored several books from 1981-2014, his radio show, A Prairie Home Companion was his claim to fame.
Anyone born from, say, 1950-1970, likely tuned into the weekly program or heard its American folk music playing from a home radio often enough to recognize Keillor’s familiar voice.
Comedy is best when it contains a measure of real life experience and human fallibility. This is precisely how
A Prairie Home Companion brought the imaginary town
of Lake Wobegon to life each week around the globe.
I thoroughly enjoyed the author-narrated audio version of News from Lake Wobegon for several years after receiving it as a gift. One of its finest stories is here for your pleasure:
Further proof that some celebrities still care about their fans: