The author of Population: 485 returns, delivering a tuckload of humor, heart, and . . . gardening tips? Think Zen and the Art of Mortorcycle Maintenance, complete with stock cars, sexy vegetables, and a laugh track.
"All I wanted to do was fix my old pickup truck," says Michael Perry. "that, and plant my garden. Then I met this woman. . ." Truck: A Love Story recounts a year in which Perry Struggles to grow his own food, live peaceably with his neighbors, and sort out his love life. But along the way he sets his hair on fire, is attached by wild turkeys, takes a date to the fire depatment chicken dinner, and proposses marriage to a woman in New Orleans.