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Blimp Pilot Terrorizes Akron: And Other Hot Air from Columnist Bob Dyer of the Akron Beacon Journal 1st Edition

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Here's Akron, with attitude. A giant cockroach, ticket-happy traffic cops, sexting teens, bumbling politicians, prima donna sports stars . . . There are few topics that Akron Beacon Journal columnist Bob Dyer hasn't tackled head-on. His biting commentary has earned him followers and foes alike along with a boatload of awards. In this collection of his best writing, Dyer nearly crashes the Goodyear blimp, drag races in a '64 Plymouth Barracuda, drives a 126-ton locomotive, panhandles on a downtown street corner, surveys the "Great Wall of Fairlawn," dispenses unsolicited advice to LeBron James, and generally waves a red flag at political correctness. Great fun to read as long as you're not overly sensitive!

About the Author

Since joining the Akron Beacon Journal in 1984, Bob Dyer has earned 51 regional and national writing awards. He was voted Best Columnist in the Nation (2008) and Best Humor Columnist in the Nation (2013) by the National Society of Professional Journalists. He was named Best Columnist in Ohio by at least one professional journalism organization for six consecutive years. A native of suburban Cleveland, Dyer was one of the lead writers for A Question of Color, a yearlong examination of racial attitudes in Akron that won a Pulitzer Prize in 1994. In addition, he has written two books.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 246 pages
  • Publisher: Gray & Company, Publishers; 1 edition (November 22, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1938441486
  • ISBN-13: 978-1938441486
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.5 x 5.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 7.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,934,452 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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The book consists of many Columns of local events, and is hard to put down. Bob Dyer is a columnist for the Akron (Ohio) Beacon Journal, and I always look in the newspaper for his true, and amusing Literacy. After I finished It, I loaned it to my Podiatrist, probably costing Bob a commission. Even if you are not from Akron, you can relate to the articles. In other words, I Liked it and recommend it for light reading.
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My husband & I love Bob Dyer - excellent book!! We gave another as a gift. We never miss him in the Beacon Journal - one can count on many laughs from this man!! He will make your day!!!
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By Scott on December 6, 2013
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Not a novel type reader so it is great to get a book where I can pick it up, read a complete story, put it down and get back to it as soon as I can in this multitasking world. I like the variety.
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The author is hometown and we related to the articles he wrote. They are very amusing and thought provoking but probably best if you are from Northeast Ohio.
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