The Geiger Counter: Raised by Wolves & Other Stories

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Winner of the 2017 Midwest Book Award for Best Autobiography/Memoir.

2017 Next Generation Indie Book Awards Finalist.

2017 Best Book Awards Finalist (American Book Festival).

His little sister joins the circus. His parents buy a nerdy horse. He's surrounded by hundreds of men dressed up as Ernest Hemingway. He tries to order a monkey through the mail. And now his baby is eating dog food. 

Matt Geiger's award-winning stories reveal the sublime in the mundane and the comical in the banal. There is existential dread. There is festivity amid detritus. There are moments of genuine introspection on what it means to be human. And it's all laugh-out-loud funny when told by a humorist who is determined to live an examined life, even if he's not always entirely sure what he's looking at.

"Geiger whittles down the pomp and pretension of life’s circumstances and trains his philosopher’s vision on the most basic of human questions. With an often self-deprecating humor and more accuracy than any scientific instrument, he launches his stories into the dark and tender places of our being.” -Kimberly Blaeser, author of Apprenticed to Justice

"The Geiger Counter raises humor to a new level." -Michael Tidemann (Writers and Writing)

"Radiates humor and insight." -The Capital Times (WI)

"I devoured Humorist/Philosopher Matt Geiger’s new book like a fresh batch of hot, buttered popcorn." -The St. Augustine Record (FL)

"The best way to read this book is to just let go and follow Geiger wherever his fancy takes him." -The Pioneer Press (MN)

"'Wolves' isn't about recreating every nuance in his life. Geiger's after something more universal and overarching in this collection... ." -Dan Mac Alpine, The Ipswich Chronicle (MA)

"[A]n anthology of short stories showcasing an author with an impressive flair for originality and deftly crafted storytelling ... very highly recommended.” -Midwest Book Review

"Raised By Wolves is a charming collection with universal appeal. Matt Geiger delves into the heart of common experience with wit, humility, and vivid detail. Highly recommended." -Kathleen Ernst, Bestselling Author

"The world needs to know about Matt Geiger." -Doug Moe, Madison Magazine

"Matt Geiger's work is brilliant, varied and heartbreaking as the best works of Dostoyevsky, Hemingway, and Grizzard. Okay, mostly Grizzard. Except without the ex-wives. But it's funny stuff, really, and it's filled with genuine heart." -Alex Bledsoe, Author of The Hum and the Shiver

"Geiger's writing is a thrilling discovery. You feel as though you're standing in a queue somewhere and all of a sudden you chat up the stranger next to you, who you realize inside of three sentences is just a fascinating, ridiculously fun individual. His work is simply brimming with wit and insight. A truly modern American storyteller!" -Kirsten Lobe, Author of Paris Hangover