Lewis Grizzard on Fear

Lewis Grizzard, Author, Mike Lester, Illustrator Longstreet Press $6.95 (64p) ISBN 978-0-929264-21-9
``I held out against airplanes for years, but finally the travel demands of my profession forced me to begin flying,'' says Grizzard ( Don't Bend Over in the Garden, Granny, You Know Them Taters Got Eyes ) in this brief, cliched series of pseudo-comic anecdotes on the problems and perils of the airborne. The bestselling author and syndicated columnist writes of his first plane ride (``I got off the plane weak-kneed and lily-livered''), of an airline mechanic named Bubba who fails to inspire confidence and of oddball passengers (a ``religious nut'') and staff (a ``pouting pilot''). Grizzard's broad humor is mechanical and lacks wit, and line drawings by Lester complement it perfectly. 100,000 first printing; major ad/promo. (June)
Reviewed on: 01/01/1970
Release date: 01/01/1955
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