One More Time The Best of Mike Royko

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Description: With the incisive pen of a newspaperman and the compassionate soul of a poet, Mike Royko was a Chicago institution who became, in Jimmy Breslin's words, "the best journalist of his time." Culled from 7500 columns and spanning four decades, from his  More...

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List price: $12.00
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 5/15/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 322
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

With the incisive pen of a newspaperman and the compassionate soul of a poet, Mike Royko was a Chicago institution who became, in Jimmy Breslin's words, "the best journalist of his time." Culled from 7500 columns and spanning four decades, from his early days to his last dispatch, the writings in this collection reflect a radically changing America as seen by a man whose keen sense of justice and humor never faltered. Faithful readers will find their old favorites and develop new ones, while the uninitiated have the enviable good fortune of experiencing this true American voice for the first time."A treasure trove lies between these covers. Royko was in a class by himself. He was a true original."—Ann Landers"The joy of One More Time is Royko in his own words."—Mary Eileen O'Connell, New York Times Book Review"Reading a collection of Royko's columns is even more of a pleasure than encountering them one by one, and that is a large remark for he rarely wrote a piece that failed to wake you up with his hard-earned moral wit. Three cheers for Royko!"—Norman Mailer"Powerful, punchy, amazingly contemporary."—Neil A. Grauer, Cleveland Plain Dealer"This crackling collection of his own favorite columns as well as those beloved by his fans reminds us just how much we miss the gruff, compassionate voice of Mike Royko."—Jane Sumner, Dallas Morning News"A marvelous road map through four decades of America."—Elizabeth Taylor, Chicago Tribune Books"Royko was an expert at finding universal truths in parochial situations, as well as in the larger issues—war and peace, justice and injustice, wealth and poverty—he examined. Think of One More Time as one man's pungent commentary on life in these United States over the last few decades."—Booklist"Royko was one of the most respected and admired people in the business, by readers and colleagues alike. . . . Savor [his sketches] while you can."—Jonathan Yardley, Washington Post Book World"Book collections of columns aren't presumed to be worth reading. This one is, whether or not you care about newspapering or Chicago."—Neil Morgan, San Diego Union-Tribune "A treasure house for journalism students, for would-be writers, for students of writing styles, for people who just like to laugh at the absurdity of the human condition or, as Studs Terkel said, for those who will later seek to learn what it was really like in the 20th century."—Georgie Anne Geyer, Washington Times"Full of astonishments, and the greatest of these is Royko's technical mastery as a writer."—Hendrik Hertzberg, New Yorker"A great tribute to an American original, a contrarian blessed with a sense of irony and a way with words."—Bob Minzesheimer, USA Today"In this posthumous collection of his columns, journalist Royko displays the breezy wit that made him so beloved in the Windy City."—PeopleMike Royko was born in Chicago in 1932 and for much of his youth lived in the flat above his family's tavern on Milwaukee Avenue. Not only did he become the most widely read columnist in Chicago history, but his column was syndicated in more than 600 newspapers across the country. He was also the author of the classic account of city machine politics, Boss. Mike Royko's last column in the Chicago Tribune appeared in March 1997, a month before his death. His memorial service was held on a sunny day in Wrigley Field.

Acknowledgments
Foreword
The Sixties
September 6, 1963 Tavern Gets Taken for a Ride, and a Taxi Driver Mourns
March 15, 1966 Complete Apology for Overrating the Irish Thirst
August 8, 1966 T-Shirted Punks Slay a Dragon
August 16, 1967 Picasso and the Cultural Rebirth of Chicago
September 14, 1967 It Wasn't Our "Clout" She Stole, But a Counterfeit
October 27, 1967 Let's Update City's Image
December 19, 1967 Mary and Joe Chicago-Style
March 19, 1968 Ghetto Burial for a GI Hero
April 2, 1968 LBJ Deserved a Better Fate
April 9, 1968 Million in His Firing Squad
April 11, 1968 Are You Really a Cubs Fan?
June 6, 1968 How about Gun as Our Symbol?
July 8, 1968 He Can Dream, Can't He?
July 31, 1968 The Accordion vs. The Guitar
August 28, 1968 Cops Threaten Law and Order
November 14, 1968 Haggis? Then Try Czernina!
November 22, 1968 Haggis Eaters Strike Back
July 17, 1969 He Rockets into the Past
December 16, 1969 A Jumbo Gripe on Airplanes
The Seventies
January 16, 1970 The Kids Tell It Like It Is
July 20, 1970 A Shovelful of Bad Thinking
October 22, 1970 Let's All Drink to Bill Goat
August 20, 1971 Mighty Teddy Still the Champ
October 25, 1971 The Old Man and the Farm
February 1, 1972 The Day Slats Fell for a Girl
April 14, 1972 He's Convinced Archie's Real
October 25, 1972 Jackie's Debut a Unique Day
November 1, 1972 Viet Verdict: Mostly Guilty
November 8, 1973 Bellying Up to Success
November 23, 1973 Hearty "Hallo" from Greece
December 10, 1973 A Faceless Man's Plea
December 11, 1973 The VA Does a Fast Reversal
May 31, 1974 How This City Really "Works"
August 9, 1974 Let's Look at Immunity
December 27, 1974 How to Cure Hangover: First Try Moaning
September 3, 1975 A Hard Look at Mooching
October 8, 1975 Poverty Aid, Chicago-Style
January 7, 1976 Daley Always a Quota Man
May 5, 1976 Mr. Sinatra Sends a Letter
June 22, 1976 So, Let's All Pick a Quote
August 2, 1976 Hefner's Back--Or Wait, Is He?
December 21, 1976 Daley Embodied Chicago
February 17, 1977 Why Do Purveyors of Hate Go Untouched?
July 26, 1977 Image May Change, But City Keeps Its Traditions
April 19, 1978 Bucking Hard for the Equal Rights Amendment
July 7, 1978 Don't Let Food Bug You
August 11, 1978 The Agony of "Victory"
April 4, 1979 Bossy Cows the Party
June 13, 1979 John Wayne's True Grit
September 2, 1979 An Ode to the "Softies"
October 5, 1979 Thanks to All of You
November 22, 1979 A November Farewell
The Eighties
June 3, 1980 A Poll Cut on the Bias
June 27, 1980 Demolition Derby
November 18, 1980 Time Weakens the Bond
January 20, 1981 Epitaph for Jimmy
March 17, 1981 These Feet Are Made for Nothing
May 13, 1981 Algren's Golden Pen
May 15, 1981 Dear God: Why?
July 30, 1981 A Pact of Cherish
November 22, 1981 Mike Royko--High-Rise Man
March 7, 1982 My Belushi Pals
March 16, 1982 Don't Write Off Belushi
April 11, 1982 Survival Talk Stinks
February 23, 1983 Give Washington Break
November 2, 1983 Halas: A Classic of Grit
January 12, 1984 In Alien's Tongue, "I Quit" Is "Vacation"
March 2, 1984 A GOP Function Flush with Luxuries
March 9, 1984 Slats Mistakes GOP for GOD
September 17, 1985 A Grave Report from Medicare
October 17, 1985 If This Isn't Danger, What Is?
November 14, 1985 Abused Baby 1, System a Big 0
December 24, 1985 A Lovely Couple, Bound with Love
January 29, 1986 These Seven Were Special People
February 11, 1986 Sorry, Reggie, You Struck Out
June 23, 1987 Fred Astaire Was a Class Act until the End
July 9, 1987 A True Hero Puts North to the Test
June 27, 1988 When "Prix Fixe" Is Hard to Swallow
August 9, 1988 Cubs Park Wasn't Always Like This
October 5, 1988 Shopping Isn't Everyone's Bag
December 20, 1988 Daley the Elder and Daley the Younger
August 15, 1989 Woodstock Was Just a Muddy Memory
The Nineties
March 16, 1990 Why Be a Writer? Think of Your Feet
June 1, 1990 A None Rub of Sorts for Ditzy Word Jocks
June 13, 1990 Flag Foes Show No Real Burning Desire
July 12, 1990 Message on AIDS Gets Lost in Poster
March 12, 1991 Kuwait's Future Brighter Than Ours
March 19, 1991 Ticket to Good Life Punched with Pain
April 23, 1991 It Didn't Take Long to Lose Euphoria
July 17, 1991 Sensitivity Pops Up in the Unlikeliest Place
December 26, 1991 David Duke Has a Partner in Slime
September 23, 1992 Next Time, Dan, Take Aim at Arnold
November 27, 1992 He Could Fill Book with Pithy Phrases
December 1, 1992 Parents, Not Cash, Can Enrich a School
December 3, 1992 Old Story Is News to Baby Boomers
October 7, 1993 A City in Full-Court Depression
November 30, 1993 Politically Incorrect, But Right on Target
February 1, 1994 We Love Her, We Love Her Not, We Love
March 9, 1994 Whitewater Almost Too Far Out There
June 29, 1994 EEOC Is Lacking in Wisdom Teeth
August 30, 1994 Not His Kind of Photog, Ferguson Is
January 26, 1995 Don't Bet on a Guilty Verdict for O. J.
February 24, 1995 Horrors of the Past Are G-Rated Today
October 17, 1995 Look, Up in the Sky, It's a Bird . . . It's a Plane . . . It's Mike!
October 18, 1995 Eloquence and Gall on Washington Mall
January 26, 1996 And It's One, Two, Three Strikes . . . You're Sued
April 10, 1996 Rostenkowski's Sin Was Not Changing with the Times
May 16, 1996 Clinton's Big Lead Easily Explained in Age of Indulgence
January 10, 1997 Arrghh! Disney Walks the Plank for Politically Correct
March 21, 1997 It Was Wrigley, Not Some Goat, Who Cursed the Cubs

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