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Elvis is Dead
Elvis is Dead
Author: Lewis Grizzard
ISBN-13: 9780446357791
ISBN-10: 0446357790
Publication Date: 1/24/1989
Rating:
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
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3.7 stars, based on 3 ratings
Publisher: Warner Books
Book Type: Paperback
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Book Description

The 1950s were simple times to grow up. For Lewis Grizzard, gallivanting meant hanging out at the store eating Zagnut bars -- the worst thing a kid ever did was slick back his hair in a ducktail and try gyrating like Elvis.

But the '60s exploded with assassinations, terrorism, free love, Vietnam and drugs. In place of Elvis, the Pied Piper of his generation, scuzzy Liverpudlians performed half-naked or in costumes straight from Zasu Pitts.

ELVIS IS DEAD AND I DON'T FEEL SO GOOD MYSELF is Grizzard's account of coping with a changing world. We may not feel so good ourselves, but Grizzard's commentary and humor help make us feel better." (Publishers Source)
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Very funny guy!
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The world lost a truly funny man when it lost Lewis Grizzard. He never fails to keep me laughing!
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a funny look at life in the 50's - present.
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funny if you dig southern humor--best read chapter at a time. It might become too much of the same humor.
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His sense of humor seems even more relevant today.
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if you grew up in the 50,60 or even the 70's this is a very funny book
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You'll laugh and laugh and laugh and enjoy!
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Once upon a time gallivanting meant hanging out at the local store and eating Zagnut candy bars. Grizzard had a driver's license and a blond girl friend. "Gay" meant "happy and carefree" and kids were raised to love their country and never question authority. Thn came drugs, free love, and wormy-looking, long-haired English kids---and everything seemed to change. But Grizzard hasn't given up hope. He offers survial tips, remembrances, and belly laughs on everything from singles bars and New Women to French fries and Frisbees in what may be the best remedy yet for fities nostalgia and eightites blues.