Garrison Keillor (August 7, 1942) has ended his weekly radio show after almost 40 years, long after his album "Songs of the Cat," was released in 1991. I wonder how many fans understand his comedy sketches were not exaggerations. People from the area of course get this. Take the word of Ruth Harrison, the reference librarian.
The man Time Magazine called, in 1985, the "funniest man in America," still is. Although perhaps that is a item of faith, now that the show is over, since the connection for some was always auditory. I feel absolutely no urge to pick up a book with his name on it. It is of some comfort to recall his words this year; someone asked how he could quit, since he was our moral compass. And Garrison Keillor said, "Oh no, you have Paul Krugman."