Population 485 by Michael Perry

Population 485

Reviewed by Jennifer Rude Klett (Library Staff)

Published in 2002, this non-fiction book is about life in New Auburn, Wisconsin, population 485 (hence the title). It chronicles the life of a firefighter/EMT in rural small-town Wisconsin. Perry, a local media darling of public radio, is a poetic writer; he will make you laugh, cry, and groan out loud. It reads a bit like something from Lake Wobegon, but remember, it’s all true! A reality book before reality television was popular.

Located in Adult Nonfiction (977.5 PER)

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