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Michael Patrick F. Smith, "The Good Hand"


Tuesday, February 16, 2021 - For a lot of people, North Dakota’s last oil boom became a beckoning call of the wild. Mostly men from around the country, even the world, flocked to The Bakken to make fast money from the mineral-rich earth. But our guest today was seeking something more. Singer-songwriter, playwright and author Michael Patrick F. Smith is out with his debut book today, on Penguin Random House. It’s called “The Good Hand: a Memoir of Work, Brotherhood, and Transformation in an American Boomtown.” Prairie Public's Erik Deatherage, who knows the author from their days in Maryland, hosts this conversation.