From the Inside Flap
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.