They Tore Out My Heart and Stomped That Sucker Flat

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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...

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Overview

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 you laughing through your tears. United Press International 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!

Grizzard writes with warmth and humor about the human heart---his own in particular.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781588382580
  • Publisher: NewSouth, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 9/1/2009
  • Pages: 101
  • Sales rank: 779,058
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet 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 sports writer and editor, becoming the sports editor of the Atlanta Journal at age 23, he is much better known for his humorous newspaper columns in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. He was also a popular stand-up comedian & lecturer. Grizzard published a total of twenty-five 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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Table of Contents

1 Murmurings and Sad Love Songs 9

2 "This Might Sting a Little' 20

3 The Hog and I 34

4 An Awful Attack of Sentimentality 42

5 Where are you, now that I Need you, Lucille? 56

6 Good Men of God 66

7 Adventures in ICU 75

8 Tubes 85

9 Heart II 96

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 20, 2013

    Alex

    I get on the bittom with you on top an with every hump you go in to tjre air

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 6, 2012

    Very funny

    I liked the part where he got all the tubes out after surgery.

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