Lewis Grizzard, Jr., was an American 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.
"A warm, welcome return to [Grizzard's] witty, satiric chronicle of coming to grips with the changing times as the idyllic 1950s of his youth gave way to the turbulent '60s, the disco '70s and the 'awesome' '80s." --Neil Pond, American Profile