Chili Dawgs Always Bark at Night

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Random House Publishing Group, Dec 15, 1990 - Humor - 288 pages
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"A first-rate irascible American humorist...This man Grizzard deserves high honors in the field of fun."
ATLANTA JOURNAL & CONSTITUTION
In his twelfth collection of outrageous writings, he's kinder. He's gentler. He's one unusual American with a whole lot to say about the things that vex us all: like Rice Krispies, funeral preaching, news that's unfit to print (or even think about for that matter), uncommon dawg tales, and the unavaoidable light at the end of the tunnel.

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Read this for the first time just now 2013 book came out in 1989. Some of the things in the book were timeless. Heartburn, children, "fancy" restaurants. Other have changed extremely computers, air ... Read full review

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My name is "Bubba" and "Let's Get off Bubba's Back" written in April 1987 was about me. Lewis and I met at a golf tournament in Statesboro, GA called The Southeastern Invitational which is played the weekend following Mhe Masters. It was early in the ecocktail party when we met, and I ask Lewis, "What are we going to do with these carpetbaggers coming down here telling us how to do things?" Lewis replied, "Tell me more." Following a lively discussion, Lewis asked, "Would you like to be in the paper?" When I replied in the affirmative, Lewis asked that I write my contact information on a cocktail napkin. He said he would be in touch with me. Well, he didn't call, and a friend called about two weeks later asking if I had been talking with Lewis Grizzard recently. Everyone in the company, Rich-SeaPak Corporation, as well as several food brokers I worked with knew what had been going on with a newly hired Senior Vice President and me about my nickname. Lewis had writen and published a column entitled, "Let's Get off Bubba's Back." He later mentioned he had not heard from a fellow named "Bubba" he had once writen about when writing another book. I attempted to get in touch with Lewis between Christmas and New Years 1993 before he died in March 1994. Someone signed for and received the letter sent to his office, but I never heard from him. I wanted to get his opinion about Kay Bailey Hutchinson's interview on "Crossfire." Lewis had been on before Mrs. Hutchinson. When asked about his having a little fun with those named '"Bubba", Lewis responded, "Oh, but I think you are mistaken about the context. I rise in defense of those named "Bubba." They went to commercial and when the program resumed, the next guest was Kay Bailey Hutchinson. This Texan didn't sound like a guy named "Bubba" would have a chance to be her friend.
Lewis was just getting started. His humor and wisdom would have gotten better and better as he got older and older.
Thomas F, Renfrow, Jr. (See....I have a pedigree, but I prefer "Bubba.")
BubbaRenfrow@nctv.com
Statesboro, Georgia
 

Contents

Making America a Kinder Gentler Nation 3 Call
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When The Boys Grew Up 10 Lets Get the Trains
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Dress Codes that Need Decoding 23 Pulling
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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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