My Daddy Was a Pistol and I'm a Son of a Gun by Lewis Grizzard, Paperback | Barnes & Noble
My Daddy Was a Pistol and I'm a Son of a Gun

My Daddy Was a Pistol and I'm a Son of a Gun

by Lewis Grizzard
     
 

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This is a very special memoir, an unabashed confession of first a boy's, then a man's love for his father. As Lewis says. "To love someone unconditionally-as I loved Daddy-is to remember nuances that made such an object of love unique and impossible to replace." He was a man of contradictions, of lusty appetites, of rare warmth. He was a charmer of men and women and

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This is a very special memoir, an unabashed confession of first a boy's, then a man's love for his father. As Lewis says. "To love someone unconditionally-as I loved Daddy-is to remember nuances that made such an object of love unique and impossible to replace." He was a man of contradictions, of lusty appetites, of rare warmth. He was a charmer of men and women and a consummate con artist. A certified war hero and a shameless passer of bad checks.

Fans will love this funny and poignant memoir told as only Lewis Grizzard can.

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal - Library Journal
Grizzard's father died 16 years ago, and every day since then his son has thought about him. This affecting memoir by the noted Southern journalist is ``about his life and his hard times, about how much I loved him,'' and how, even at 40, ``I'm still crying for him.'' Every man is special to his son, but Grizzard Senior certainly qualifies as a ``character.'' He was a decorated war hero who was later forced out of the Army, a teacher and coach who was an impressive influence on his students and players, a con man who could smooth-talk money from strangers, and a drunk. As a portrait of a complicated man this book is recommended, and also for the sometimes astute things it has to say about father-son relationships and male rites of passage in contemporary America. Charles Michaud, Turner Free Lib., Randolph, Mass.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781588382740
Publisher:
NewSouth, Incorporated
Publication date:
10/28/2012
Pages:
237
Sales rank:
492,733
Product dimensions:
5.58(w) x 8.45(h) x 0.69(d)

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