Ed Grisamore’s seventh book, Never Put a Ten-Dollar Tree in a Ten-Cent Hole, pays tribute to everything from fatherhood to everyday heroes, as well as good sports and Good Samaritans in a collection of more than 100 newspaper columns and essays.
Grisamore, columnist for the Macon (Ga.) Telegraph, takes the reader from the smallest church in America to an old-fashioned country store to the nursing home where a munchkin from the Wizard of Oz now lives and the Mississippi town where Elvis was born. There are more stories about his dad and Grisamore’s own pride as the father of three sons.
He puts a human face on every story and his themes cover slices of life from faith, food, animals, music, school, travel, children, veterans and the wisdom of the generations. He also shares his thoughts about his personal journey and the delights of the writing life.
Grisamore, winner of last year’s Will Rogers Humanitarian Award, is the 2012 NSNC Conference Chair.