Michael Perry

Michael Perry has written for numerous publications, including Esquire, the New York Times Magazine, Salon, and the Utne Reader. A contributing editor to Men’s Health, he lives in northern Wisconsin with his family. Visit his website,

Michael Perry

Books by Michael Perry

by Michael Perry - Autobiography, Biography, Nonfiction

The beloved memoirist and bestselling author of POPULATION: 485 reflects on the lessons he’s learned from his unlikely alter ego, French Renaissance philosopher Michel de Montaigne. Reading the philosopher in a manner he equates to chickens pecking at scraps, Perry attempts to learn about himself as compared to a long-dead French nobleman who once had an audience with the Pope. MONTAIGNE IN BARN BOOTS is a down-to-earth look into the ideas of a philosopher "ensconced in a castle tower overlooking his vineyard," channeled by an American writing "in a room above the garage overlooking a pig pen." Perry explores subjects as diverse as faith, aromatherapy and Prince, in a book that emerges as a sincere look at the need to be a better person.

by Michael Perry - Humor

Readers are introduced to Tom Hartwig, an old-timer best known locally for building and firing homemade cannons. Tom works from scratch to make everything from gag shovel handles to parts for quarter-million-dollar farm equipment.