I haven't understood anything since 1962, and other nekkid truths

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Ballantine Books, 1994 - Humor - 291 pages
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"Imagine Andy Rooney with a Georgia accent...and a sense of humor." THE HOUSTON POST Lewis Grizzard remembers 1962. But a lot's happened since then, and he's in the mood to discuss it all, in the inimitable style that's made him the most popular social commentator to tickle people AND tick them off. From being PC to watching MTV, from rednecks to black militants, from singing the praises of the South to sounding off on the problems of just about everywhere else, nothing and nobody escapes when Grizzard shoots from the lip...and hits the "nekkid" truth every time.

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Review: I Haven't Understood Anything Since 1962

User Review  - Linda - Goodreads

Lewis Grizzard passed away too young. I have listened to this audio book as I drive. In this book he made political statements without remorse or regret. He has been compared to humorist Mark Twain ... Read full review

Review: I Haven't Understood Anything Since 1962

User Review  - Daniel - Goodreads

I almost had to put the book down after the first chapter. I almost ruined my opinion of Lewis. I've revered him for 25 years, but he sounds like a modern day tea-bagger in this one. Read full review


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About the author (1994)

Lewis McDonald Grizzard, Jr. was a humorist and columnist for the Atlanta Constitution and the Atlanta Journal. His columns have been collected into several books such as Won't You Come Home, Billy Bob Bailey? (1980), Don't Sit Under the Grits Tree With Anyone Else But Me (1981), and When My Love Returns From the Ladies Room, Will I Be Too Old to Care? (1987). He also published several autobiographical accounts, including a memoir about his father, My Daddy Was a Pistol and I'm a Son of a Gun (1986), and the best-selling They Tore Out My Heart and Stomped That Sucker Flat (1982), a collection of pieces about his heart surgery. Grizzard was born in 1946 in Columbus, Georgia, graduated from the University of Georgia in 1967, and began work as a sportswriter. As his columns became popular, they were syndicated in hundreds of newspapers, leading to speaking engagements nationwide. Grizzard died in 1994 of brain damage resulting from his heart surgery.

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