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This time Lewis Grizzard has gone and done it--written a book about sex, as seen through his bespectacled, ironic squint. He tells us why Junior Leaguers don't do it in groups, why Baptists won't do it standing up, and why Richard Nixon never did it, among other things. Other books by this author are available in this library.
More down-home humor from Lewis Grizzard. Ruminations on lardbutts. bra-padders. Good ol'boys and giggling Yankee girls. The joys of white bread and knowing your way around a 1957 Chevrolet. And lots more from one of America's favorite writers. Other books by Lewis Grizzard are available in this library.
There is much that puzzles Grizzard: the computer, the speech police, politics, crime, lack of patriotism... With wit and wisdom, he lets us in on his confusion. Other books by Lewis Grizzard are available in this library.
Funny, sad, outrageous, irresistible, and unforgettably true, here is Lewis Grizzard's one-way, non-stop climb to the top of the newspaper heap. Of course, along the way, he drove a train and was a preacher, but the one and only life for this self-proclaimed Promising Young Man from Georgia was that of the ink-stained, stop-the-presses, honest-to-gosh newspaperman. This is his story. Other books by Lewis Grizzard are available in this library.
From the book: On March 20, 1994, the day Lewis Grizzard died-America lost an important and opinionated and angry and loving and controversial voice. Worst of all, it lost a funny voice, a voice that saw the absurd and hilarious side of everyday life-from the battle between the sexes to the hypocrisy of political blather to the all important differences between good ol' Georgia bulldog-rooting Southerners and Harvard-attending Yankees. If Lewis Grizzard fought for anything, he fought for Americans to keep their sence of humor. He railed against political correctness-largely because it is nearly impossible to smile and to be politically correct. He ranted and raved against what he called the Thought Police-because it is surely not possible to laugh when someone is telling you what to think and how to act. There have been few writers whose points of biew were as personal and as direct as Lewis's.. Yet, there are few writers who have been as misunderstood as Lewis was. Yes, he was fierce in his beliefs, but Lewis didn't care if you shared his opinions. He was more interested in making his readers think. Or shaking them up. Or just plain getting them teed off. If he had to express an outrageous opinion to do so, so be it. It Wasn't Always Easy, but I Sure Had Fun, is a book of outrageous opinions, in fact it's full of Lewis Grizzard's most outrageous opinions. It is the book Lewis was working on when he died. It contains what he thought represented the best of the last decade of his writing. Over the years, there was nothing that Lewis shied away from talking-sex, Politics, culture, men, women, mothers, fathers, dogs, honor, racism, the past, the present, or the future. And rarely has there been a writer whose own presence so dominated his writing. So when you're reading this book, you're not just reading what Lewis Grizzard thought, you're reading what Lewis Grizzard was. As Lewis final word, It Wasn't Always Easy but I sure Had Fun is a fitting tribute. And yes, Lewis, we do promise that even without you to remind us, we will somehow manage to ignore the Thought Police and keep on laughing. Other books by Lewis Grizzard are available from Bookshare.
"So this is what's happened to the South since William Faulkner left! Lewis Grizzard, a great American, gives us the best collection of stories about a mother's love, old folks, railroad trains, going home, and the No-Name Bar in Willacoochee, Georgia." --The Chicago Sun-Times Who is Lewis Grizzard? A Southern humorist who can make you laugh one minute and weep the next. In these columns, he celebrates America, the South, old folks and much more. Other books by this author are available in this library.
Even while sharing the sorrows of life with his father, Grizzard always maintains his marvelous (make thatmaaaahhhhhvelous) humor. From mispronunciations of his name, (you wouldn't rhyme it with the chicken part, would you?) to ballgames and business trips, Grizzard pokes fun. His observations are poignant and rich. A delightful book.
Grizzard is a lover of trains, but he has to fly (if he wants to keep his job, which he does, of course, because Catfish, his black lab, is always hungry.) And, it isn't the flying that is the problem--it is the crashing!
Does the pig donating my valve have a name? he wants to know. What do you mean I can't wear my lucky ball cap into surgery? How much beer can I have the night before surgery? How soon after surgery can I play tennis? Other books by Lewis Grizzard are available in this library.
Lewis Grizzard is back with a collection of his funniest, most outrageous columns yet. Lewis, as the title suggests, is still complaining about women ("Often I am driving on an expressway and I end up behind a woman who is cruising in the left lane at eleven miles per hour. There are times I wish I had machine guns underneath my headlights"). But he's got a few other things he likes to, uh, comment on as well. Other books by Lewis Grizzard are available in this library.
Lewis Grizzard is known as a humorist, but he takes the important things of life very seriously. Thing is, not everybody takes the time and care to recognize what's really important... like cooking good grits or cooking grits GOOD, and keeping your Willie Nelson album off the window ledge where the sun will warp it, and that Harold's Barbecue isn't closing and isn't about to serve beer because Harold's mama wouldn't allow it. Other books by Lewis Grizzard are available in this library.
Now, the bestselling author of IF I EVER GET BACK TO GEORGIA, I'M GONNA NAIL MY FEET TO THE GROUND, (available in this library) presents another collection of his irreverent, hilarious, and biting columns on topics that begged for the full Grizzardian grilling. Grizzard's millions of steadfast fans will be tickled pink (even red) by the outrageous verbal lashings he administers to our most revered cultural traditions, taboos, and rock stars. From the Paperback edition. Other books by Lewis Grizzard are available in this library.
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