If I Ever Get Back to Georgia, I'm Gonna Nail My Feet to the Ground
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If I Ever Get Back to Georgia, I'm Gonna Nail My Feet to the Ground

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Pages: 416

Trim size: 5.500in x 8.500in



Pub Date: 01/01/2012

ISBN: 9-781-5883-8273-3

List Price: $17.95


Pub Date: 01/01/2012

ISBN: 9-781-6030-6120-9

List Price: $17.95


NewSouth Books

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HUMOR / General

If I Ever Get Back to Georgia, I'm Gonna Nail My Feet to the Ground

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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 front-page headline and layout in case Jesus Christ ever returned to earth. (Headline: HE’S BACK!) 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.
This book is pure Grizzard. One of his best performances.

—Pensacola News-Journal

Lewis Grizzard is one of America's zaniest writers.

—Orlando Sentinel

About the Author/Editor

LEWIS GRIZZARD (1946-1994) was a writer and humorist known for his commentary on the American South. Although he spent his early career as a newspaper sportswriter and editor, becoming the sports editor of the Atlanta Journal at age 23, he was much better known for his humorous newspaper columns in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. He was also a popular stand-up comedian and lecturer.