Irresponsible Freaks, Highball Guzzlers and Unabashed Grafters: A Bob Edwards Chrestomathy by Bob EdwardsIrresponsible Freaks, Highball Guzzlers and Unabashed Grafters: A Bob Edwards Chrestomathy by Bob Edwards

Irresponsible Freaks, Highball Guzzlers and Unabashed Grafters: A Bob Edwards Chrestomathy

byBob EdwardsEditorJames MartinIntroduction byAllan Fotheringham

Paperback | September 1, 2005

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Bob Edwards, the Great White North''s equivalent to H. L. Mencken, remains a singular figure in Canadian journalism. His newspapers, published in Wetaskiwin, Leduc, High River, Strathcona, Winnipeg, Port Arthur, and most famously Calgary, skewered politics, society, and business leaders with a fearlessness and outrageousness rarely seen then, now, or in between.

As editor James Martin points out in his illuminating introduction, Bob Edwards seems more modern the farther back in history he recedes; he was the granddaddy of Gonzo Journalism à la Hunter S. Thompson, a freewheeling cultural critic in the spirit of Lester Bangs, a pioneer of satirical reform as evidenced in Frank magazine, and a spoofer of the po-faced reporting of his day in precisely the same way that The Onion is now.

Irresponsible Freaks, Highball Guzzlers and Unabashed Grafters features mountains of Edwards''s superb aphorisms, a generous helping of his longer and lesser-known works, and some choice items which have never before seen print, as well as miraculous archival discoveries and many cartoons from Edwards''s celebrated Eye Opener. It is a welcome addition to the Bob Edwards canon for those who thought they knew everything about him, and an eye-opening introduction to the uninitiated: "He was writing this stuff a hundred years ago!"

Robert Chambers Edwards (1860 - 1922) delighted discerning readers, scandalized prudes, and shattered the conventions of journalism with his series of self-published one-man newspapers. The first collection of Edward''s writings in over twenty-five years, Irresponsible Freaks, Highball Guzzlers & Unabashed Grafters captures the man in ...
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Title:Irresponsible Freaks, Highball Guzzlers and Unabashed Grafters: A Bob Edwards ChrestomathyFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:272 pages, 9 X 6 X 0.62 inShipping dimensions:272 pages, 9 X 6 X 0.62 inPublished:September 1, 2005Publisher:Brindle & Glass PublishingLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0973248157

ISBN - 13:9780973248159

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