by Wayne Erbsen
You don't have to have and outhouse to enjoy this book. For all who like a little reading material in the bathroom or bedroom this is the perfect book. Open this book anywhere and let your eyes fall where they may and you'll be sure to laugh and chuckle, grin or grimace.
With topics such as Headstone Humor, Weird Laws, Strange Beauty Secrets and Nose Lore this collection of humor and trivia is bound to please all.
The Outhouse Papers is a hoot! Absolutely funny and absorbing, this hilarious book includes weird and wacky stories, strange historical facts, jokes, and folklore on a wide range of topics. Lose yourself in moonshine tales, old-fashion marriage advice, and even the Duct Tape Diet. Learn the lost art of hurling insults and making jerk coffee. Master the secret slang of Civil War soldiers, railroaders, hobos, and cowboys. Marvel at weird laws, strange inventions, and bizarre festivals, like the Cow Chip Throwing Championship, and the Rattlesnake Derby. Revel in quirky factoids about rich and famous Americans all the way from Thomas Jefferson to Al Capone. This book belongs in every outhouse in America.
About the Author:
Wayne Erbsen has made it his lifelong passion to teach, collect, record, perform, write and publish Southern Appalachian music and folklore. A master of both the clawhammer and bluegrass banjo styles, Wayne also performs and records on fiddle, guitar and mandolin, and has authored twenty-eight books of instruction, lore and history. An instructor for over forty-five years, Wayne has taught literally thousands of people to play stringed instruments.
In addition to Wayne's deep interest in old-time Appalachian and bluegrass music, he has also researched, recorded and written on numerous other themes of American culture such as The Civil War, Victorian life, log cabin culture, cowboys and pioneers, railroads and gospel music.
For the past twenty-four years Wayne has taught Appalachian music at Warren Wilson College in Swannanoa, North Carolina. He is an active instructor at his own teaching facility called The Log Cabin Cooking & Music Center in Asheville, NC. (www.nativegroundmusic.com). As a book publisher, he is the founder and general manager of Native Ground Books & Music (www.nativeground.com).