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Front Cover Title Author Year
How To Talk Minnesotan, A Visitor's Guide How To Talk Minnesotan, A Visitor's Guide Howard Mohr 1987
Howard Mohr, How To Talk Minnesotan, A Visitor's Guide, © 1987 Penguin Books, Ltd., Middlesex, England, Soft Cover, 219 Pages, 0-14-009284-6, 427'.9776'0207.
Hägar the Horrible's Very Nearly Complete Viking Handbook Hägar the Horrible's Very Nearly Complete Viking Handbook Dik Browne 1985
Dik Browne, Hägar the Horrible's Very Nearly Complete Viking Handbook, © 1985 Workman Publishing, New York, Soft Cover, 96 Pages, 0-89480-937-7, 914'.041'0207.
A Minnesota Book of Days (And a Few Nights) A Minnesota Book of Days (And a Few Nights) Howard Mohr 1989
Howard Mohr, A Minnesota Book of Days (And a Few Nights), © 1989 Penguin Books, Ltd., Middlesex, England, Soft Cover, 230 Pages, 0-14-011833-0, 818'.5402.    
Norwegian Home Companion Norwegian Home Companion Red Stangland 1993
Red Stangland, Norwegian Home Companion, © 1993 Barnes & Noble Books, New York, Hard Cover, 326 Pages, 0-88029-521-X. Classic collection of Norwegian jokes, stories and witticisms, from the standard Ole and Lena jokes to "Uff Da" jokes and more.
  Real Scandinavians Never Ask Directions: Scandinavian America, Wit & Wisdom Art Lee 2000
 
Scandinavian Humor & Other Myths Scandinavian Humor & Other Myths John Louis Anderson 1986
John Louis Anderson, Scandinavian Humor & Other Myths, © 1986 Nordbook, Minneapolis, Minnesota, Soft Cover, 219 Pages, 0-9616967-0-2. You will have a hard time suppressing a smile as you page though this book. It all started with an article in MPLS/St.Paul magazine entitled "The New Scandinavian Gods," featuring such deities as Therapy, Goddess of Rosemaled Toilet Seats and Lefse, Goddess of Unseasoned Food. From there it snowballed into a collection of canards about the Nordic race that only a member of that race could fail to appreciate. Not just old jokes, but whole treatises on aspects of Scandinavian character and behavior. Grab a cup of black coffee and a bowl of Jell-O, sit down and cuddle up with this book. It will provide no warmth, of course, but a lot of light.

 

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