Book Reviews of Never Sniff a Gift Fish

Never Sniff a Gift Fish
Never Sniff a Gift Fish
Author: Patrick F. McManus
ISBN-13: 9780030638633
ISBN-10: 0030638631
Publication Date: 1983
Pages: 217
Rating:
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.
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4.5 stars, based on 5 ratings
Publisher: Holt, Rinehart and Winston
Book Type: Hardcover
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This is a collection of humorous essays by a hunter/fisherman.

"Never Sniff a Gift Fish" (A cast which reaches a fish is never too short), "The Night Grandma Shot Shorty", and "Temporary Measures" were the best of the book. Temporary Measures is so true of any part of life--if you leave a temporary measure there long enough (such as duct taping the filter that isn't quite the right size into the vent over the stove--as a temporary measure until you can find one the right size) it will eventually become permanent. :)

The several essays discussing various childhood escapades made me laugh--testing a deep sea diving suit and coming out of the watering pond and scaring all the cows away, and attempting to launch a home-made glider off the roof, or riding a cow--I feel sorry for his buddy's parents who seemed always to be on the other side of their stampeding cow herd!
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Different cover, same book. If you love nature, you will love these hilarious taless of man against nature. It is filled with cracker-barrel wisdom and funny insights into the agonies and esctacies of hunting fishing and camping. You will learn about that dreaded disease "Two -Man-Tent_fever. and much more. I have all his books and decided to share. I went to one of his one-man shows and recommend them to all.
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I personally thought this book was hilarious
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Patrick McManus is the funniest writer ever. This is full of short stories of his hunting, camping and life experiences.
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Humorous outdoor tales from North Idaho like Crazy Eddie, Retch, Rancid, and Fenton Quagmire
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Very funny short stories about an outdoor sportsman.
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One of McManus' hilarious tales of man against nature.
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Very funny. I laughed out loud.
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Just good clean fun
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Funny vignettes of Pat McManus and his outdoorsy tales. Quirky characters and funny little adventures.
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I love and have read all of McManus' books. He is a great writer with funny stories about growing up and the adventures he had in the outdoors.
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If you have ever camped, backpacked or went fishing, or done silly things as a kid, this book is laugh out loud funny all the way through. I would give it 10 stars if I could
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My husband kept this book for quite sometime as he just didn't want to part with it, but all good things must come to an end {if we are to make room for more in this house}. This is a cute book, mostly directed toward the manly guy who is an outdoor man, or those who think they are. I myself found this to be quite funny and found myself referring to parts when my husband would tell me "BIG" stories of his fishing adventures. We both would end up laughing. A really fun book both men and women will laugh outloud at.
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outdoor humor
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McManus is very funny with clean humor, laughing at human foibles and short comings. A very pleasant experience.
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outdoorsmen/married men type of humor