I don’t get to read much for pleasure during school because of the amount of prep time and grading that’s involved, but when I do get to fall into a good book, it rejuvenates me. Recently, I found an old Lewis Grizzard paperback from 1989. It’s a collection of his articles from the Atlanta Journal Constitution where he wrote. The articles are all centered on topics relevent to the 80’s–Tammy Faye and Jim Bakker, Oral Roberts, radon, fiber–they are very clever, and have taken me back to my childhood in a good way. He was such a funny guy, very insightful, and always able to cut through the crap and get straight to the heart of a debate. Because of his wit, he was misunderstood by a lot of people. He offended liberals, conservatives, feminists, bigots, homosexuals, heterosexuals, unsuresexuals, and proponents of more fiber in breakfast cereal.
I’ve enjoyed reading him. It’s a shame he passed away so young.