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Posted August 8, 2009
If you have a relationship to the Duluth, Minnesota area, you'll enjoy this book. Jim Heffernan wrote for the Duluth News Tribune from the War of 1812 to a couple of years ago when they gave him the boot because they wanted a more puerile writer in the spot. His love for and intimate familiarity with the region comes through in every column.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted July 7, 2009
The 52 newspaper columns Heffernan includes in this book have something for everyone. I had a hard time putting the book down. I laughed at his humorous stories and appreciated his thoughtfulness in the more serious writings. I also enjoyed the chapter about the famous people he's come in contact with as a newspaper writer and was especially touched by his column about Paul Wellstone on the day he died. His columns on JFK, Johnny Cash, Elvis Presley and Buddy Holly were also most interesting. This book is fun to read.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.