If I ever get back to Georgia, I'm gonna nail my feet to the ground
"Lewis Grizzard is one of America's zaniest writers." THE ORLANDO SENTINEL 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. From the Paperback edition.
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|Grouping Title||if i ever get back to georgia i m gonna nail my feet to the ground|
|Grouping Author||grizzard lewis|
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|Last Indexed||2019-02-17 04:32:56AM|
|author||Grizzard, Lewis, 1946-1994.|
|detailed_location_summit||Summit-Frisco Non Fiction|
|display_description||Lewis Grizzard got his first newspaper job when he was ten years old. Thirty-odd years later (thirty-very-odd years) he's still in the newspaper business-and he's still infuriated by it, still tickled by it, and still very much in love with it. If I Ever Get Back to Georgia, I'm Gonna Nail My Feet to the Ground is all about that anger, that great humor and that even greater passion for something that affects every single one of us: the daily newspaper. Grizzard begins with his first writing job (covering a Boy's Church League team in Newman, Georgia), and continues through his college years in Athens, Georgia where he learned how to do such things as prepare a font-page headline and layout in case Jesus Christ ever returned to earth. He examines the great Atlanta years and the cold Chicago winters-as sports editor of the Sun-Times, during which Grizzard lost his second wife, his cool, and very nearly his sanity, but also learned an awful lot about life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. This is Grizzard's funniest-and his best-book yet.|
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|literary_form||Fiction, Non Fiction|
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|record_details||hoopla:MWT12169464|eBook|eBook||English|NewSouth Books,|2012.|1 online resource, ils:.b1140890x|Book|Books||English|Villard Books,|1990.|308 pages ; 22 cm.|
|subject_facet||Chicago tribune -- Humor, Electronic books, Grizzard, Lewis, -- 1946-1994, Humor, Humorists -- Biography, Journalists -- United States -- Biography, Newspapers -- Humor|
|title_display||If I ever get back to Georgia, I'm gonna nail my feet to the ground|
|title_full||If I ever get back to Georgia, I'm gonna nail my feet to the ground / by Lewis Grizzard, If I ever get back to Georgia, I'm gonna nail my feet to the ground [electronic resource] / Lewis Grizzard|
|title_short||If I ever get back to Georgia, I'm gonna nail my feet to the ground|
|topic_facet||Electronic books, Grizzard, Lewis, Humorists, Journalists, Newspapers|