Carrollton, Georgia: Vabella Publishing, 2016.
Paperback. Dee Dee's opinion column in the Times-Georgian has long been a West Georgia favorite and a source of smart, thoughtful, hard-hitting, and witty reflections on current events, local and global, political and personal. Here, her essays are finally collected for your enjoyment, signed by the author.
About the Author:
Dee Dee Murphy moved to Carrollton, Georgia in 2011. She’s retired and audits classes at the University of West Georgia. Her writing is frank, honors community, and speaks truth to power. Murphy collected years of opinions from her columns in The Times-Georgian and presents them for your enjoyment. If you disagree with her, she offers them as your punishment.
“Sometimes it takes a loving stranger to introduce a community to itself. Carrollton was blessed with Dee Dee Murphy’s arrival from Charlotte, pen in hand and all eyes and ears.”
- Rolfe Neill, retired Publisher, The Charlotte Observer
“Whether Dee Dee is writing about politics, family, community involvement or her occasional "mention" of her love of Duke basketball, she's just simply talking with the reader. I've always found her columns to be the kind of writing that readers can easily relate to.”
- Bruce Browning, Editor, Times-Georgian and Newspapers of West Georgia
“Dee Dee’s style is charming and graceful, as her commentaries leave the reader with a range of responses: a smile; a tear; or a thought to ponder. Her book is a smorgasbord of literary flavors with something for every taste.”
-Dr. Robert C. Covel, author of String Theory and Wind Song
“Dee Dee Murphy’s subjects range far and wide, and her commitment to each topic of interest, each issue at hand, runs deep. In this lively collection of musings, Murphy shows herself to be a writer of intelligence, heart, and—above all —guts.”
--Greg Fraser, Professor of English, University of West Georgia
“With her trademark boldness and grit that only comes from deep love, Dee Dee contributes her time, wisdom, humor, and strength to each Southern community she graces with her presence. The perspective of this civic leading woman of color of the South is now an invaluable gift not only to our town and region, but to our country and beyond, through the timely collection of these whip smart, funny, and insightful essays.”
- Megan Bell, Co-owner, Underground Books. New. Item #2661