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Cheeseburgers, the best of Bob Greene
Greene, Bob.
Personal Author:
First Ballantine Books edition.
Physical Description:
305 pages ; 18 cm
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On Order


Author Notes

Bob Greene is a syndicated columnist for the Chicago Tribune. His book topics have included politics, basketball, and rock and roll; he toured with Alice Cooper to get the background for Billion Dollar Baby (1974).

His books are often a collection of his newspaper columns, covering a wide range of topics with interesting portraits of both everyday people and celebrities, but sometimes focus on his own reactions to life's changes. The rediscovery of his old high school diary resulted in Be True to Your School: A Diary of 1964 (1987). Turning age 50 led to his The Fifty Year Dash: The Feelings, Foibles, and Fears of Being Half-a-Century Old (1997).

Greene was born in 1947 and lives in Illinois with his wife, Susan, and their daughter Amanda, who provided the inspiration for his book Good Morning, Merry Sunshine: A Father's Journal of His Child's First Year (1984).

(Bowker Author Biography)

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Library Journal Review

This is a collection of Greene's columns from Esquire and the Chicago Tribune. Greene doesn't write about the events making headlinesrevolutions, disasters, crimes, politicsbut he writes about important events, nevertheless: the smaller everyday events that make life interesting, worthwhile, and strange. His essays range from an account of his meeting with four old friends to an interview with former president Nixon to a story about a 55-year-old man learning to read to an encounter with a women who spends her life on airplanes. This is not a book that libraries absolutely have to buy, but it would be a welcome addition to most collections. Rebecca Wondriska, Trinity Coll. Lib., Hartford (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.