He Was a Midwestern Boy on His Own
Bob Greene walks Main Street, USA. The astonishing people he meets, the places he goes, and the things he sees are the subjects of his popular syndicated column, collected here in a volume of the very best of Bob Greene. Whether he's writing about the man who wrote the hit song "Louie Louie," the bizarre meeting between Richard Nixon and Elvis Presley, the inventor who changed baseball, or the father and son whose annual one-on-one basketball shoot-out is a symbol of their love and of time's passage, Bob Greene shares stories in which we see ourselves. Filled with great empathy and insight that will evoke tears of laughter and sadness, these pieces are vintage Bob Greene, to be enjoyed and savored time and again.
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HE WAS A MIDWESTERN BOY ON HIS OWNUser Review - Jane Doe - Kirkus
Another greatly engaging collection of Greene's Chicago Tribune and Esquire columns. As before (Cheeseburgers, 1985, etc.), Greene roams America in search of the humorous, the poignant, the nostalgic ... Read full review
He was a midwestern boy on his ownUser Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
Columnist Greene acknowledges in his new collection that he does not attempt to unravel the mysteries of momentous global events. Instead, he plies the waters of the mundane, relating the stories he ... Read full review