Lewis Grizzard's 'If I Ever Get Back to Georgia' returns in printFrom Staff Reports
A book by the late famed Coweta County humorist Lewis Grizzard — “If I Ever Get Back to Georgia, I’m Gonna Nail My Feet to the Ground” — is back in print.
As part of its series reissuing Lewis Grizzard’s classics in both print and ebook formats, NewSouth Books has announced this new re-release.
“Lewis Grizzard is one of America’s zaniest writers.” — Orlando Sentinel.
Grizzard, one of the South’s most loved humorists who grew up in Moreland in south Coweta County, was a master of quick wit and deadpan comedy, and “If I Ever Get Back to Georgiaâ ¦” blends his unique sense of humor with his obsession with the newspaper industry.
Grizzard got his first newspaper job when he was 10 years old. Thirty-very-odd years later, he was still in the newspaper business — and was still infuriated and very much in love with it. “If I Ever Get Back to Georgia, I’m Gonna Nail My Feet to the Ground” examines his time in the industry, from the great Atlanta years to the cold Chicago winters, during which Grizzard lost his second wife, his cool, and very nearly his sanity, but also learned a lot about life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
Among other NewSouth offerings from Grizzard are “They Tore Out My Heart and Stomped That Sucker Flat,” “Elvis is Dead and I Don’t Feel So Good Myself,” and “My Daddy was a Pistol and I’m a Son of a Gun.”