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Why I'm an Only Child and Other Slightly Naughty Plains Folktales
by Roger Welsch and Dick Cavett


Overview - One day Roger Welsch ventured to ask his father a delicate personal question: "Why am I an only child?" His father's answer is one of many examples of the delightful and laughter-inducing ribald tales Welsch has compiled from a lifetime of listening to and sharing the folklore of the Plains.  Read more...

 
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More About Why I'm an Only Child and Other Slightly Naughty Plains Folktales by Roger Welsch; Dick Cavett
 
 
 
Overview
One day Roger Welsch ventured to ask his father a delicate personal question: "Why am I an only child?" His father's answer is one of many examples of the delightful and laughter-inducing ribald tales Welsch has compiled from a lifetime of listening to and sharing the folklore of the Plains. More narrative than simple jokes, and the product of multiple retellings, these coarse tales were even delivered by such prudish sources as Welsch's stern and fearsome German great-aunts. Speaking of cucumbers and sausages in a toast to a newly married couple, the prim and proper women of Welsch's memory voice the obscene and unspeakable in stories fit for general company. Why I'm an Only Child and Other Slightly Naughty Plains Folktales is Welsch's celebration of the gentle and evocative bits of humor reflecting the personality of the people of the Plains.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780803284289
  • ISBN-10: 0803284284
  • Publisher: Bison Books
  • Publish Date: March 2016
  • Page Count: 210
  • Dimensions: 8.5 x 5.5 x 0.48 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.6 pounds


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