Former Capitol Staffer Jimmy Lewis Presents Memoir 'Listening To The Jar Flies'

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Former Capitol Staffer Jimmy Lewis Presents Memoir 'Listening To The Jar Flies'
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Time Tested Books says
During his 33 years as a Sacramento Bee reporter, staffer for Assembly Speaker Willie Brown, the state treasurer's office and the State Building & Construction Trades Council, Jimmy Lewis often regaled his friends and associates with tales of the characters he knew as a country boy in the Missouri Ozarks. Now in retirement, Lewis has brought these "country-smart" individuals to life with a fascinating book of short stories that chronicles the lives of the colorful folk who lived in or near Wheaton and Rocky Comfort, Missouri.

Those two little towns may have appeared to be sleepy villages in the mid-twentieth century, but they were home to an aging former cowboy who years earlier had bested Old West legend Tom Horn in a knife fight; a faith-healing preacher who sought converts as a four-foot bullsnake slithered around his shoulders, and an air force fighter pilot who narrowly averted firing a missile that could have started World War III.

BlueInk Review comments: "In this delightful memoir, Jimmy R. Lewis does for the Ozarks what Garrison Keillor does for Lake Wobegon. Lewis has compiled an appealing and enduring love letter to Midwestern small town life of yesterday."

Jimmy R. Lewis earned a journalism degree from the University of Missouri. He worked as a newspaper reporter and was a staffer for the U.S. Senate and the California Legislature. Lewis and his wife Jan live in Fair Oaks.
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