I’ll never forget the first time I ever saw this man. It wasn’t in person but on a video tape in a college course I was taking at Northeast Mississippi Community College. I don’t remember the teacher’s name but she made me a fan of Lewis Grizzard from the very start. From that day I started to read his column every Friday in the Daily Journal before reading the comics.
The first book I every read by this author was Chili Dogs Always Bark at Night and I thought it was the funniest things I’d ever read. I was wrong. After reading many more of his other books over the years I realized I just couldn’t choose which was my favorite.
Recently, I searched “Lewis Grizzard” on Google and found that he has his own website. I’m sure if he were still here he would have something to say about it too. After reading about Lewis and his life, I also found that this coming March 20th marks the 16th anniversary of his death. I can still hear the words as I was told of his death. It was a sad day for me because back then I was still reading his column after five years.
If you’ve never read any of his stuff then let me encourage you to go to the library or bookstore and get a copy of one of his books. Doesn’t matter which one. They are all good. It’s just down home southern humor and you won’t be able to put the book down.