Whoppers!: A Book of Ohio Tall Tales "
Whoppers!" -- The Book: The hilarious stories of Rick
Sowash, "Master of the Tall Tale," have been captured in print.
In this 160-page book, lavishly illustrated with the magical
art of Maureen O'Keefe, Sowash spins the yarns that are captivating
audiences across the country. James Hope, author of "Bountiful
Ohio", calls it "A treasury of witty, wise and wonderful
Americana. You'll laugh and laugh."
"Ripsnorting Whoppers!"-- The Audio Tape:
Highlights from the book on a 60-minute audio cassette, told
by the author. Rick Sowash draws on his experience as a radio
broadcaster and storyteller to re-tell, as only he can, his
own favorite stories from the book. Of special interest to
commuters and the sight-impaired.
Whoppers!" -- The Video Tape: Originally released as "Cy
Gatton & the Great American Whopper," this 60-minute documentary
is a joyful, hilarious and captivating summary of the life
and stories of the Heartland folk-hero and storyteller Cy
Gatton. Produced in cooperation with WOUB Public Television
in Athens, Ohio, this richly entertaining film features rare
photos of Cy Gatton and the America he knew. Glimpse a vanished
turn-of-the-century way of life and savor Rick Sowash's re-tellings
of Cy's best stories before a live audience. Includes many
of the stories in the book, and some new ones as well.
Ripsnorting Whoppers is
Now you can hear Rick telling his favorite stories from his book Ripsnorting Whoppers: A Book of Ohio Tall Tales.
The storytelling session is free, fun and funny. It is presented in two half-hour segments.
You can also download MP3 files to listen offline: