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Area Man Flunks WHOGAS Test
The Michael Betzold Files
by Michael Betzold View author's profile page

Overview


The seventy-year journey of a boy who pretended to be a journalist and grew up to be an actual reporter, editor, and book author is told in fanciful and outrageous daily newspaper "exclusives" in this unconventional memoir.

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Life is presented as a series of newspaper stories in this whimsical memoir that lampoons conventional wisdom with parody, pathos, and some surprising gut punches. It's seventy years of daily "exclusives" from a reporter, editor, and book author who grew up fashioning his own newspapers and never stopped--the Cuban missile crisis, the Vietnam draft lottery, marriage and children, Jack Kevorkian and the Catholic Church sex abuse scandal, the climate emergency, love and loss, the circles of life.  

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About the author


Michael Betzold is a Detroit-based journalist, book author, climate activist, and survivor of the 1960s. He's written on many topics both playful and profound: movies, baseball, Scrabble, Jack Kevorkian's experiments on the dying, the Catholic Church's ongoing sex abuse scandal, and animal agriculture's outsized impact on the climate catastrophe.

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Genre:BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY

Subgenre:Editors, Journalists, Publishers

Language:English

Pages:122

Format:Paperback

Paperback ISBN:9781098372903


Overview


The seventy-year journey of a boy who pretended to be a journalist and grew up to be an actual reporter, editor, and book author is told in fanciful and outrageous daily newspaper "exclusives" in this unconventional memoir.

Read more

Description


Life is presented as a series of newspaper stories in this whimsical memoir that lampoons conventional wisdom with parody, pathos, and some surprising gut punches. It's seventy years of daily "exclusives" from a reporter, editor, and book author who grew up fashioning his own newspapers and never stopped--the Cuban missile crisis, the Vietnam draft lottery, marriage and children, Jack Kevorkian and the Catholic Church sex abuse scandal, the climate emergency, love and loss, the circles of life.  

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About the author


Michael Betzold is a Detroit-based journalist, book author, climate activist, and survivor of the 1960s. He's written on many topics both playful and profound: movies, baseball, Scrabble, Jack Kevorkian's experiments on the dying, the Catholic Church's ongoing sex abuse scandal, and animal agriculture's outsized impact on the climate catastrophe.

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