Title: They Tore Out My Heart and Stomped That ...
Publisher: Peachtree 1982/82
Publication Date: 1982
Book Condition: Very Good
Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included
Edition: First Edition.
Hardback Humor 1st. Ed. Near Fine /Very Good Plus Owner Salutation djedgewear tiny tears; 73972. Bookseller Inventory # 73972
Synopsis: They Tore Out My Heart and Stomped That Sucker Flat, first published in 1982, has sold more than 100,000 copies. Without skipping a beat, one of America's favorite humorists, Lewis Grizzard tells of the early stirrings of his wayward heart in the backseat of a '57 Chevy and the ominous murmurings that led him at age 35 to major surgery and the real answer to his question, ''How much is this going to hurt?'' In the process he discovers all the ways a heart can break. Young love. Three marriages. His father's death. And why his entire future suddenly depended on a little pig. He tells the truth - the whole truth - the kind that has readers laughing through their tears. United Press InternationaI said, ''It makes you feel good to know a person can face the tubes, wires, knives and needles of major heart surgery and make you laugh about it - hilarious!''
About the Author: Lewis Grizzard, Jr., was an American 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. Grizzard published a total of 25 books, including collections of his columns (e.g., Chili Dawgs Always Bark at Night), expanded versions of his stand-up comedy routines ( I Haven't Understood Anything Since 1962), and the autobiographical If I Ever Get Back to Georgia, I'm Gonna Nail My Feet to the Ground. Although much of his comedy discussed the South and Grizzard's personal and professional lives, it was also a commentary on issues prevalent throughout America, including relationships between men and women (e.g., If Love Were Oil, I'd Be About a Quart Low), politics, and health. Grizzard passed away in 1994.
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