Sharon Nesbit's Outlook: Sunny with occasional Tirades

Sharon Nesbit's Outlook: Sunny with occasional Tirades


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"Sharon Nesbit's Outlook: Sunny with Occasional Tirades," celebrates The Outlook's 100th year of publication and features 100 columns selected from over 1,000 pieces written by Nesbit in the last 25 years. Her career at the Outlook has spanned 43 years, and though she retired from regular newspaper duties in March 2011, she continues to write columns for the newspaper.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781461018179
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 07/16/2011
Pages: 152
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.33(d)

About the Author

"I am required to be grouchy. I'm a columnist," says Sharon Nesbit, award winning reporter/columnist of The Outlook, in Gresham, Oregon. Thus the name of her new book: "Sharon Nesbit's Outlook: Sunny with Occasional Tirades."

Nesbit, who this year won the Best Local Column award for 2010 in her newspaper's division of the Oregon Newspaper Publishers Association, is author of selected columns from The Outlook, a twice weekly newspaper in Gresham, Oregon.

"The newspaper is the meal, your column is the dessert. And sometimes I eat dessert first." - Cathy Garrett, Outlook reader, Portland, Ore.

Nesbit's subjects reflect the broad range of varied life experience, wrestling with technology, breaking her grandchildren, forgetting that she is old, chafing at politicians and puritans, and traveling in the ancient and irascible motor home, Maude. They deal with life in Troutdale, Oregon, praise winters on the island of Maui and ponder the puzzles of contemporary life, a brother who collects wrecked cars, and dealing with the truth about Easter bunnies and Santa.

"To read Sharon Nesbit's columns is to laugh, to cry, to remember..."-- Suzanne Martinson, Kelso, Wash., author, "The Fallingwater Cookbook, Elsie Henderson's Recipes and Memories."

Married to William Nesbit Jr., she is the mother of two, and grandmother of two.

Nesbit, age 71, a resident of Troutdale, Oregon, has also written
• McMenamins Edgefield history, recently revised with Tim Hills
• It could have been Carpdale, the centennial history of Troutdale, Oregon
• The Pictorial History of East Multnomah County (compiler and editor)

Awards and service:
1998 March of Dimes Woman of Achievement
National Federation of Press Women Sweepstakes writing award (two time winner)
2000 Troutdale Citizen of the Year
2007 Troutdale Historical Society's Preservationist Award

President of the Oregon Geographic Names Board
Founding member:
Zimmerman Farm Heritage Park
Friends of the Historic Columbia River Highway
Troutdale Historical Society

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