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Author: Jim Dees
ISBN13: 978-0980016444
Title: Lies and Other Truths: Rants, Raves, Low-Lifes and Highballs
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Language: English
Category: Humor
Publisher: Jefferson Press (October 1, 2008)
Pages: 208

Lies and Other Truths: Rants, Raves, Low-Lifes and Highballs by Jim Dees



Lies and Other Truths book. Dees takes us thr With a healthy but not slavish attention to veracity, a popular southern humorist casts an evil eye on the New Millennium South in this entertaining collection of essays that "acts rurally but swears globally. Topics range from a visit to Al Green's church in Memphis, to the fate of the Cypress Garden mermaids, to the inventor of sweat-Richard M. Nixon. Dees takes us through the southern seasons and the majesty of deer at dawn, the true meaning of homegrown tomatoes, how to ruin a perfectly good fishing hole, and the fragile physics of gin and tonic.

Lies and Other Truths: Rants, Raves, Low-Lifes and Highballs. ISBN 9780980016444 (978-800164-4-4) Softcover, Jefferson Press, 2008. Find signed collectible books: 'Lies and Other Truths: Rants, Raves, Low-Lifes and Highballs'. A Short Ride: Remembering Barry Hannah. by Neil White, Brad Watson, Jim Dees, Glennray Tutor. Founded in 1997, BookFinder. Coauthors & Alternates.

The book takes place in Toulouse, a fictional town of 2,154 people that’s located outside of Lafayette, focusing on four women who fall in love young. Claire and Laura marry early, giving up whatever dreams they may have had for their husband’s. Laura marries her high school sweetheart who receives a scholarship to LSU and Claire marries Gavin, a young minister with whom she immediately has a child. Madison loves a musician who won’t commit and Gabrielle adores a wealthy Tulane student with political ambition who is oblivious to Gabby’s lies. Since 2000, he has been the host of The Thacker Mountain Radio Hour, a music and literature program heard weekly on Mississippi Public Broadcasting.

In 1997, Jim Dees was a cub reporter for the Oxford Eagle, learning the intricacies of handling breaking news, obit craftsmanship, and the post-deadline drink. Only Jim Dees could take a small-town controversy and turn it into the backbone of such a terrific book. This is the kind of inspired eye for detail and recognition for the absurd that Robert Altman would have loved. A truly unique reflection on a storied Southern town at a turning point.

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This week, Oord writer Jim Dees (he of Lies and Other Truths: Rants, Raves, Low-lifes and Highballs) takes the reigns. As most Americans tuck in for a mind-numbing Thanksgiving feast followed by a nap and leftovers, another group, far to the south, will be marshaling themselves for war. It’s no accident that college football is so rabidly popular in the south: there’s violence, alcohol and you get to hate people-what’s not to like? The poet (and non-football fan) .

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With a healthy but not slavish attention to veracity, a popular southern humorist casts an evil eye on the New Millennium South in this entertaining collection of essays that “acts rurally but swears globally.” Topics range from a visit to Al Green’s church in Memphis, to the fate of the Cypress Garden mermaids, to the inventor of sweat—Richard M. Nixon. Dees takes us through the southern seasons and the majesty of deer at dawn, the true meaning of homegrown tomatoes, how to ruin a perfectly good fishing hole, and the fragile physics of gin and tonic. Essays titled "My Dog Can Mix Drinks," "I Am the Love Child of James Brown," and "Things I Have Smelled While Bicycling," offer a fresh perspective on life in and around Oxford, Mississippi.

Reviews: 2
Cobandis
Love oozes off these pages. Dees carries you away with his gentle passion. Throughout these essays, themes are returned to again and again -- that life is best expressed and lived outside in nature or on a friend's front stoop or frolicking with your dog or getting lost in music. There is deep pleasure in Dees' descriptions of the outdoors and the profound effect it has on how we should live our life. He manages these descriptions without sentimentality. I loved this book. Dees is a great storyteller...
Kizshura
Billed as a collection his essays, Jim Dees manages to craft wistful stories of childhood as well as hysterical tales (fact or fiction) of life's current events. The author's words are carefully crafted into some of the most beautifully descriptive passages of nature I've read in years. I actually laughed aloud while reading this, it will be especially enjoyed by those who long for all things distinctively Southern.