Category Archives: Patrick McManus

Patrick Francis McManus (born August 25, 1933) is an American outdoor humor writer. A humor columnist for Outdoor Life and other magazines, his columns have been collected in several books, beginning with A Fine and Pleasant Misery (1978) up through Kerplunk! Stories (2008).



It is best, if one is a panicker, to get the panic out of the system as quickly as possible.


Fear of Writing


“The Fear in writing comes from exposing your thoughts, your emotions, your experiences, your ideas, your talent, your intelligence, and ultimately yourself to public scrutiny and possible scorn.”

~Patrick McManus