Southern humor newspaper columnist, previously sports editor at Atlanta and Chicago newspapers. His last name is pronounced with the accent on the second syllable. Raised by just his mother in the small town of Moreland, Georgia, married four times (the last a few months before he died), spending the time in between with his beloved dog Catfish, and living through the ups and downs of working with newspapers and then of being a celebrity, most of his writing was based on his own life. Born with the congenital heart defect of a faulty valve, he had several heart operations and died about a two months after the fourth one, on March 20, 1994 at the age of 47.

He published these books (may not be complete -- this is from his official web site but lists some others that may just be excerpts):

  • Kathy Sue Loudermilk, I Love You -- 1979/ Warner Books
  • Glory! Glory! Georgia's 1980 Championship Season -- 1981/ Peachtree Publishers
  • If Love Were Oil, I'd Be About A Quart Low -- 1983/ Warner Books
  • Don't Sit Under The Grits Tree With Anyone Else But Me -- 1984/ Warner Books
  • Elvis Is Dead and I Don't Feel So Good Myself -- 1984/ Warner Books
  • Won't You Come Home Billy Bob Bailey? -- 1985/ Warner Books
  • My Daddy Was A Pistol and I'm a Son of a Gun -- 1986/ Dell Publishing
  • Shoot Low Boys - They're Riding Shetland Ponies -- 1986/ Ballantine Books
  • They Tore Out My Heart and Stomped That Sucker Flat == 1986/ Warner Books
  • When My Love Returns From The Ladies Room, Will I Be Too Old To Care? -- 1987/ Ballantine Books
  • Don't Bend Over In the Garden, Granny - You Know Them Taters Got Eyes -- 1988/ Ballantine Books
  • Lewis Grizzard's Advice To The Newly Wed -- 1989/ Longstreet Press
  • Lewis Grizzard on Fear of Flying -- 1989/ Longstreet Press
  • If I Ever Get Back To Georgia, I'm Gonna Nail My Feet To The Ground -- 1990/ Ballantine Books
  • Does A Wild Bear Chip In The Woods? -- 1990/ Longstreet Press
  • Chili Dawgs Always Bark At Night -- 1990/ Ballantine Books
  • Don't Forget To Call Your Momma; I Wish I Could Call Mine -- 1991/ Longstreet Press
  • You Can't Put No Boogie Woogie On The King of Rock and Roll -- 1991/ Villard Books
  • I Haven't Understood Anything Since 1962 and Other Nekkid Truths -- 1992/ Ballantine Books
  • I Took A Lickin' and Kept on Tickin' and Now I Believe In Miracles -- 1993/ Ballantine Books
  • The Last Bus To Albuquerque (posthumous) -- 1994/ Longstreet Press
  • It Wasn't Always Easy But I Sure Had Fun (posthumous) -- 1994/ Ballantine Books
  • Grizzardisms: The Wit and Wisdom of Lewis Grizzard (compilation) -- 1995/ Villard Books
  • Southern By The Grace of God - Lewis Grizzard on the South (compilation) -- 1996/ Longstreet Press
Most of this info was from

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