SORT BY Relevancy
Join Book Club Girl as she interviews author Greg Olear about his new novel, Fathermucker.
In Fathermucker, novelist Greg Olear follows the day in the life of a dad on the brink: Josh Lansky—second-rate screenwriter, fledgling freelancer, and stay-at-home dad of two preschoolers—has held everything together while his wife is away on business . . . until this morning’s playdate, when he finds out through the mommy grapevine that she might be having an affair. What Josh needs is a break. He’s not going to get one.
Fathermucker is a sweet, heartrending, often hilarious look at family life from the dad’s perspective that Nick Hornby fans will most certainly respond to. As Jessica Anne Blau, author of Drinking Closer to Home and The Summer of Naked Swim Parties so insightfully points out, “Only a writer with the verve, daring, and great talent of Greg Olear could pull off a novel that deals with sippy cups, masturbation, autism spectrum disorder, affairs, and play-dates all at once.”
“All kinds of funny—raucously, wickedly, sweetly, saucily, surprisingly, profanely funny…a wonderful novel.”
—Jess Walter, author of The Financial Lives of the Poets
“Deft and funny, true and real. If you read one book this year, read this one.”
—Molly Jong-Fast, author of The Social Climber’s Handbook
Growing up in small town MN was the basis for Greg's love of country music.
Eden Valley, a farm community of about 800 people and no stop lights, is where he got his first guitar and wrote his first country song. He grew up on the edge of a main road, railroad track, and a corn field. It's a place where he learned to hunt, fish, play sports, and appreciate music of many genres. It's where he learned about honesty, family, friendship, and team work. All of which come into play in the songs he writes, in his live show and on a daily basis. If he's not out playing or writing country songs, he's in the woods with a bow, on a lake fishing bass, cruising dirt roads in his truck with his buddies, or out listening to area classic country bands.
Influenced by the vinyl record sounds from his father's collection of country greats such as Haggard, Strait, and Cash...Greg found that a strong song and a strong vocal is key to a good career. He was later influenced by the sounds and live shows of more modern day artists like Kenny Chesney, Brooks & Dunn, Tim McGraw, etc. and also the 90's country scene. He has worked hard over the years to develop his skills as a country performer and songwriter. He has been fortunate to have played in the company of many talented MN musicians, and opening shows for talented National acts such as
Jamey Johnson, Little Texas, Emerson Drive, Colt Ford, and Trent Willmon.
Get ready for the most fun you'll have anywhere during the next hour of your life!
Tonight's Special Guest Star: Greg Archer author of CHASING GRACE which is about his POLISH family and the deported POLES of the 1940s under Stalin’s wrath. (But it’s fun, too. OY!)
To find out more about Greg's fundraising efforts click this link!
You can ask Greg a question LIVE tonight at 323 657-1493!
Join Host Live Chats
- John Baptist (153 chatters)
- JohnMcTernan (70 chatters)
- Talk Real Solutions (36 chatters)
- thelordshour (28 chatters)
- HOV Radio (21 chatters)
- Paradigm Shift Radio (18 chatters)
- Nite Callers Bigfoot Radio (16 chatters)
- Rich Wilson (14 chatters)
- Ms Blue (12 chatters)
- Lifeline with Cindy Sommer (9 chatters)
- LivingParanormal (9 chatters)
- Minn4Freedom (8 chatters)
- Dead Air Paranormal Radio (8 chatters)
- Truth Emerges (8 chatters)
- TJMorrisETRadio (6 chatters)
- FIREFOXNEWS ONLINE (6 chatters)
- Get Real LOL uncensored reality tv (6 chatters)
- Know Thyself Radio Network (6 chatters)
- Curious Times (6 chatters)
- MCMJimmy (6 chatters)
- The Biblical Hebrew (5 chatters)
- Libertys Thunder (5 chatters)
- Jay King Network (5 chatters)
- CopRot Radio (5 chatters)
- URN Radio Network (5 chatters)
- vortexnetworknews (4 chatters)
- The Seika Network (3 chatters)
- A Life of Thoughts (3 chatters)
- Rapture Ready Radio (3 chatters)
- Pagans Tonight Radio (3 chatters)
- Prophecy at the Midnight Hour (2 chatters)
- SURN Host (2 chatters)
- SharonWAlker0 (2 chatters)
- amyalkon (2 chatters)
- Chocolate 108X1XThe Urban Jazz Conn (2 chatters)
- Trans4mational Conversations (2 chatters)
- The Lotus Place (2 chatters)
- The Random Frequency Network (2 chatters)
- Universal Radio (2 chatters)
- UP AND DOWN RADIO (1 chatters)
- UrbanLiteraryReview (1 chatters)
- Andrew Aloha (1 chatters)
- Black Whole Radio (1 chatters)
- Brain Injury Radio (1 chatters)
- John J Nazarian Unleashed (1 chatters)
- KWOD Radio (1 chatters)
- The Black Geeks (1 chatters)
- Tarvino (1 chatters)
- Soul Tree Radio X In The Raw (0 chatters)