They Tore Out My Heart and Stomped That Sucker Flat (Paperback)

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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, the late 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 thirty-five 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 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

About the Author

LEWIS GRIZZARD (1946-1994) was a 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.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781588382580
ISBN-10: 1588382583
Publisher: NewSouth Books
Publication Date: September 1st, 2010
Pages: 102
Language: English