Late Edition

A Love Story

Bob Greene

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A loving and laughter-filled trip back to a lost American time when the newspaper business was the happiest game in town.

In a warm, affectionate true-life tale, New York Times bestselling author Bob Greene (When We Get to Surf City, Duty, Once Upon a Town) travels back to a place where—when little more than a boy—he had the grand good luck to find himself surrounded by a brotherhood and sisterhood of wayward misfits who, on the mezzanine of a Midwestern building, put out a daily newspaper that didn't even know it had already started to die.

“In some American cities,” Greene writes, “famous journalists at mighty and world-renowned papers changed the course of history with their reporting.”  But at the Columbus Citizen-Journal, there was a willful rejection of grandeur—these were overworked reporters and snazzy sportswriters, nerve-frazzled editors and insult-spewing photographers, who found pure joy in the fact that, each morning, they awakened to realize: “I get to go down to the paper again.”

At least that is how it seemed in the eyes of the novice copyboy who saw romance in every grungy pastepot, a symphony in the song of every creaking typewriter.  With current-day developments in the American newspaper industry so grim and dreary, Late Edition is a Valentine to an era that was gleefully cocky and seemingly free from care, a wonderful story as bracing and welcome as the sound of a rolled-up paper thumping onto the front stoop just after dawn.

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I hadn’t been expecting to see the place.

We were rolling through the country in a vehicle that was something out of an old-time science-fiction writer’s most vivid futuristic dreams.

This was during the autumn in which Barack Obama was campaigning for president—the campaign which would culminate, that November, with his history-changing victory.

"We’ll be at the hotel in a few minutes," Dale Fountain called back to me.

He was the driver of this vehicle—it was called the CNN Election Express, and from the outside it looked

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“There is something absolutely magical about Bob Greene’s voice.” --Jeffrey Zaslow, co-author of The Last Lecture

“Bob Greene is a virtuoso of the things that bring journalism alive.”--Tom Wolfe


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Bob Greene

Award-winning journalist Bob Greene is a CNN contributor and a New York Times bestselling author whose books include When We Get to Surf City: A Journey Through America in Pursuit of Rock and Roll, Friendship, and Dreams; And You Know You Should Be Glad: A True Story of Lifelong Friendship; Once Upon a Town: The Miracle of the North Platte Canteen; Duty: A Father, His Son, and the Man Who Won the War; Hang Time: Days and Dreams with Michael Jordan; Be True to Your School; and, with his sister, D.G. Fulford, To Our Children’s Children: Preserving Family Histories for Generations to Come. As a magazine writer he has been lead columnist for Life and Esquire; as a broadcast journalist he has served as contributing correspondent for ABC News Nightline.  For thirty-one years he wrote a syndicated newspaper column based in Chicago, first for the Sun-Times and later for the Tribune.  His essays and reporting have been featured on National Public Radio’s All Things Considered and on the Op-Ed page of the New York Times.

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Late Edition
A Love Story
Bob Greene

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St. Martin's Press
July 2009
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ISBN: 9781429984775
ISBN10: 1429984775
6 1/8 x 9 1/4 inches, 288 pages
$7.99
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