Welcome to the The Personal History, Adventures, Experiences & Observations of Peter Leroy podcast. I’m glad you’re here. The Personal History is one large work of fiction composed of many interconnected parts. Its parts are the memoirs and collected works of a fictional character, Peter Leroy, an earnest screwball who tells an alternative version of his life story.
“A masterpiece of American humor.” The Los Angeles Times
Perhaps among the many there may be some who for a moment will turn aside from tales of haughty Heroes, ruffling it in Court and Camp, to listen to the story of a very ordinary lad who lived with very ordinary folk . . . , and who grew up to be a very ordinary sort of man, loving a little and grieving a little, helping a few and harming a few, struggling and failing and hoping; and if any such there be, let them come round me.
Jerome K. Jerome, Paul Kelver, “Prologue”
1: Little Follies Begins
Little Follies: “My Mother Takes a Tumble”
2: Within a Family . . .
3: Some readers . . .
4: Mr. Beaker lived alone . . .
5: On the morning that . . .
6: I can’t begin to tell you . . .
7: Please do not be offended . . .
8: You mustn’t think . . .
9: I must tell you . . .
10: I hardly know what to say . . .
11: I was lying in my crib . . .
12: Now don’t try to sell . . .
13: Now don’t feel uncomfortable . . .
14: Mr. Beaker began fiddling . . .
15: “If I were you, Beaker, . . .”
16: Mr. Beaker insisted . . .
17: “I left work early . . .”
18: What a beauty . . .”
19: Eliza ran into . . .”
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Little Follies: “Do clams Bite?”
21: “Do Clams Bite?” began as . . .
22: For another example . . .
23: From time to time . . .
24: The door at the top of the stairs . . .
25: “Sit over there, . . .”
26: Later, as a young man . . .
27: When the call came . . .
28: When my father was a boy . . .
29: A stone landed in the water . . .
30: I have sometimes had the feeling . . .
31: Grandfather raised the sails . . .
32: One more short digression . . .
33: On my first camping trip . . .
34: When we returned home . . .
35: “Let me tell you . . .”
36: I did go to bed, upstairs . . .
37: She was right . . .
38: When May had gone . . .
39: I am thirty-seven . . .
Little Follies: “Life on the Bolotomy”