They Tore Out My Heart and Stomped That Sucker Flat by Lewis GrizzardThey 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 Americas 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 fathers 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!
They Tore Out My Heart and Stomped That Sucker Flat
Southern Humor at its Best: Lewis will make you smile, laugh, cry, and everything in between as he weaves another magical story in only the way he can. You'll learn about his growing up to need open heart surgery and how he'll never be able to look at a plate of BBQ the same again! Lewis McDonald Grizzard, Jr. Grizzard was born in in Columbus, Georgia, graduated from the University of Georgia in , and began work as a sportswriter. As his columns became popular, they were syndicated in hundreds of newspapers, leading to speaking engagements nationwide. Grizzard died in of brain damage resulting from his heart surgery. Lewis Grizzard.
The syndicated columnist and humorist reflects on his thirty-fifth year of life, recalling the upheaval of his open-heart surgery and the hilarious atrocities perpetrated by doctors and nurses. Lewis Grizzard, Jr. 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. Convert currency.
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