Wayne D McFarland

“In general, memoirs really suck,” observes new author Wayne McFarland in the opening line of Tales From The Day.  On the other hand, to savor this self-described “memoir of sorts” that begins in the mid-twentieth century is to feast on a remarkable array of first-person accounts served with the sensibilities of a seasoned novelist.  McFarland combines astute observations, skilled storytelling, and a blend of amusement, self-awareness and candor that most of us couldn’t muster even after years of therapy.  You may alternate between “I wish I’d been there” and “I’m glad it was him and he lived to tell it.” As the book wraps, McFarland muses that some tales still remain untold. Count me among the eager readers who look forward to the day he tells them.

Bill Lenz, Writer, Producer, Director, Narrator; 4 time Cindy Award winner; 4 time Telly Award winner; 2 time Cine Golden Eagle Award

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the books are in English


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Wayne McFarland wandered away from a small, mid-western town some years ago. With no planning at all, his history is one of stumbling into one bog after another from the Dakotas to California, from Pamplona to Paris. His main claim to fame is mostly and surprisingly not being dead, plus getting involved with a lot of strange stuff, usually unwillingly or by accident.

Yeah, this indeed is a memoir of sorts, if shark fishing in one’s underwear, roping a bear, getting drunk with your Grandfather, or losing ten grand at the Hollywood Sign is a memoir. The Day Johnny Cash Hit On My Wife is on the roster as well, for the only name drop in all the stories. There’s also a thing about getting shot in Arkansas and a road trip with a monkey.

I can’t deny these were life shaping events, but truth be told they all happened under the heading of “oops.”



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