Attention all Lewis Grizzard fans: You don’t want to miss Lewis Grizzard’s Hometown Reunion this weekend in Moreland and Newnan, Georgia.
Join Lewis’s family and fans October 16 and 17 for a grit-cooking contest, a parade, and a re-release of They Tore My Heart Out and Stomped That Sucker Flat. Get the full schedule here.
Lewis Grizzard 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, he was much better known for his humorous newspaper columns and stand-up comedy. He also published a total of 25 books, including They Tore My Heart Out and Stomped That Sucker Flat, re-released by New South Books.
This memoir, first published in 1982, tells of the early stirrings of Lewis’s wayward heart in the backseat of a ’57 Chevy and the ominous murmurings that led him at age 35 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 father’s 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.
Lewis died in 1994 after heart surgery, but his family, neighbors, and fans still celebrate his life. We hope you enjoy the celebration this weekend–leave us a note on Facebook if you’ll be there!