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By Beth Lisick

Beth Lisick began as a homecoming princess with a Crisco-aided tan and a nasty perm. after which every little thing replaced. Plunging headlong into America's inner most subcultures, whereas retaining either ft firmly planted in her parents' Leave It to Beaver values, Lisick makes her grownup domestic at the edge of mainstream tradition and unearths it wealthy with paradox and humor. at the one hand, she lives in "Brokeley" with drug buyers and road gangs; at the different, she drives a station wagon with a toddler seat within the again, makes her personal bird inventory, and attends ladies' luncheons. How precisely did this suburban girl-next-door turn out as certainly one of San Francisco's finest chroniclers of different tradition? Lisick explains all of it in her hilarious, irreverent, bestselling memoir, Everybody into the Pool.

enthusiasts of David Sedaris and Sarah Vowell will enjoy Lisick's scathingly humorous, shrewdpermanent, very actual tackle the effluvia of day-by-day dwelling. it doesn't matter what group she's exposing to the sunshine, Lisick continually hits the fitting chord.

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I didn’t mention anything about Don getting the title, though, because if I did and it didn’t happen, Don would have been mad at Jim for making a promise that he didn’t keep. ” You know how sometimes people say something to you and it rubs you the wrong way? For some reason, Jim saying “when I’m through with you” rubbed me the wrong way. He probably didn’t mean anything by it, and I didn’t say anything, but it definitely stuck out to me. After I found Don, I explained the situation, telling him, “Jim wants to make you the World Heavyweight Champion.

Of course, I completely ignored the fact that I was one, myself! Then, Jim had me go out to do an interview with Sam, and as soon as I mentioned the word “wog,” Sam reprimanded me, saying, “You shouldn’t be talking like that! ” Sam was married to a beautiful Hungarian woman, and everyone knew it, because he would always talk about her on TV. As soon as I called his wife a “wog,” Sam slapped me and walked off the set. The following week, Sam was in the midst of apologizing for his actions when I stormed out and yelled, “You were scared to death of me last week!

If we had picked the 12th or the 4th, I would have forgotten it every year, because I was never good at details unless it involved business. Dusty and The Spoiler were partners for quite awhile, and we all became tight friends. However, in late 1968, Dusty left to Kansas City, where he formed a tag team with Dick Murdoch called The Texas Outlaws. They were both Texas boys, and it seems wherever Texans go they eventually find each other. The Texas Outlaws made a great name for themselves in Kansas City, and I’m very proud of what Dusty went on to accomplish in wrestling.

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