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Love, sex and tractors
Welsch, Roger L.
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Publication Information:
Osceola, WI : MBI Pub. Co., [2000]

Physical Description:
224 pages ; 23 cm
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Includes index.
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TL233.25 .W42 2000 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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Humorist, tractor guy, and aspiring sex therapist Welsch is back with an all-new collection of essays guaranteed to help the discriminating male reader recognize and straddle the fine line between a happy significant other and several sheds of well-oiled machinery.

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Publisher's Weekly Review

Welsch, who lives on his Dannebrog, Neb., farm, served a spell as CBS Sunday Morning's resident down-home humorist, and his Diggin' In and Piggin' Out was ranked among the top 10 cookbooks of 1997 by Bon App‚tit. Now, the twice-married Welsch refers to himself as "an accomplished and experienced male chauvinist sexist pig" before setting out to examine dating, love, sex and romance as a key element in his "world of rusty machinery." According to Welsch, women learn to think and act alike at a secret Woman School, with classes often taking place in the ladies' room: "They're in there holding a seminar on `Confusing the Idiots' or `Giving Driving Directions from the Passenger Seat' or `Packing a Purse' or `Unreasonable Demands.' " Embarking on an entertaining "effort to correct the imbalance, to create a kind of Man School," he succeeds with plenty of tool tips, workbench worries and good ol' boy humor about everything from welding and matrimony to religion and road trips. In a rambling fashion, as Welsch enters his anecdotage, he recalls a story to match every occasion, and for each tale that falls flat, he has three others that are vivid and fascinating. In his concluding chapter, Welsch describes his "Conestoga wagon-to-spaceship leap" from carbon paper to computers to the Internet. He found sites on the Web "that give you a taste of the simple joy of rural life," and he shares message board posts from his "cyberbuddies." Instead of a bibliography, there's a lengthy list of tractor Web sites and tractor organizations, providing some indication of the market for this book among antique tractor enthusiasts, apparently a larger group than one might think. Welsch's well seemingly will never dry up, and the "cybermechanics" of computers and tractors in these final pages map new directions this humorist might possibly explore in the future. (July) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. 8
Introductionp. 11
1 Hunks of Old Ironp. 25
2 Tools and Matrimonyp. 33
3 Religion and Tractors (and uh, oh Yeah, Love and Romance)p. 47
4 Dating, Territory, and Good Ol' Boswell Flickp. 53
5 The Romance of Tractor Shoppingp. 61
6 The Magical Mystical Tractor Road Tripp. 77
7 Shop Repairs (Not the Tractor--You!)p. 107
8 Kids, Dogs, Museums, Farms, and Beer (Being the Philosophy, Theology, and Foolology of Tractor Restoration)p. 119
9 Tractors and the Artsp. 133
10 Womenp. 163
11 Tractors, Women, and the Webp. 193
Appendicesp. 203
Indexp. 222