The Best of Mike Royko

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book, Royko
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1999
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"Culled from 7500 columns and spanning four decades, from his early days to his last dispatch, the writings in this collection reflect a radically changing America as seen by a man whose keen sense of justice and humor never faltered."--Jacket.
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The Sixties -- September 6, 1963 Tavern Gets Taken for a Ride, and a Taxi Driver Mourns -- March 15, 1966 Complete Apology for Overrating the Irish Thirst -- August 8, 1966 T-Shirted Punks Slay a Dragon -- August 16, 1967 Picasso and the Cultural Rebirth of Chicago -- September 14, 1967 It Wasn't Our "Clout" She Stole, But a Counterfeit -- October 27, 1967 Let's Update City's Image -- December 19, 1967 Mary and Joe Chicago-Style -- March 19, 1968 Ghetto Burial for a GI Hero -- April 2, 1968 LBJ Deserved a Better Fate -- April 9, 1968 Million in His Firing Squad -- April 11, 1968 Are You Really a Cubs Fan? -- June 6, 1968 How about Gun as Our Symbol? -- July 8, 1968 He Can Dream, Can't He? -- July 31, 1968 The Accordion vs. The Guitar -- August 28, 1968 Cops Threaten Law and Order -- November 14, 1968 Haggis? Then Try Czernina! -- November 22, 1968 Haggis Eaters Strike Back -- July 17, 1969 He Rockets into the Past -- December 16, 1969 A Jumbo Gripe on Airplanes -- The Seventies -- January 16, 1970 The Kids Tell It Like It Is -- July 20, 1970 A Shovelful of Bad Thinking -- October 22, 1970 Let's All Drink to Bill Goat -- August 20, 1971 Mighty Teddy Still the Champ -- October 25, 1971 The Old Man and the Farm -- February 1, 1972 The Day Slats Fell for a Girl -- April 14, 1972 He's Convinced Archie's Real -- October 25, 1972 Jackie's Debut a Unique Day -- November 1, 1972 Viet Verdict: Mostly Guilty -- November 8, 1973 Bellying Up to Success -- November 23, 1973 Hearty "Hallo" from Greece -- December 10, 1973 A Faceless Man's Plea -- December 11, 1973 The VA Does a Fast Reversal -- May 31, 1974 How This City Really "Works" -- August 9, 1974 Let's Look at Immunity -- December 27, 1974 How to Cure Hangover: First Try Moaning -- September 3, 1975 A Hard Look at Mooching -- October 8, 1975 Poverty Aid, Chicago-Style -- January 7, 1976 Daley Always a Quota Man -- May 5, 1976 Mr. Sinatra Sends a Letter -- June 22, 1976 So, Let's All Pick a Quote -- August 2, 1976 Hefner's Back--Or Wait, Is He? -- December 21, 1976 Daley Embodied Chicago -- February 17, 1977 Why Do Purveyors of Hate Go Untouched? -- July 26, 1977 Image May Change, But City Keeps Its Traditions -- April 19, 1978 Bucking Hard for the Equal Rights Amendment -- July 7, 1978 Don't Let Food Bug You -- August 11, 1978 The Agony of "Victory" -- April 4, 1979 Bossy Cows the Party -- June 13, 1979 John Wayne's True Grit -- September 2, 1979 An Ode to the "Softies" -- October 5, 1979 Thanks to All of You -- November 22, 1979 A November Farewell -- The Eighties -- June 3, 1980 A Poll Cut on the Bias -- June 27, 1980 Demolition Derby -- November 18, 1980 Time Weakens the Bond -- January 20, 1981 Epitaph for Jimmy -- March 17, 1981 These Feet Are Made for Nothing -- May 13, 1981 Algren's Golden Pen -- May 15, 1981 Dear God: Why? -- July 30, 1981 A Pact of Cherish -- November 22, 1981 Mike Royko--High-Rise Man -- March 7, 1982 My Belushi Pals -- March 16, 1982 Don't Write Off Belushi -- April 11, 1982 Survival Talk Stinks -- February 23, 1983 Give Washington Break -- November 2, 1983 Halas: A Classic of Grit -- January 12, 1984 In Alien's Tongue, "I Quit" Is "Vacation" -- March 2, 1984 A GOP Function Flush with Luxuries -- March 9, 1984 Slats Mistakes GOP for GOD -- September 17, 1985 A Grave Report from Medicare -- October 17, 1985 If This Isn't Danger, What Is? -- November 14, 1985 Abused Baby 1, System a Big 0 -- December 24, 1985 A Lovely Couple, Bound with Love -- January 29, 1986 These Seven Were Special People -- February 11, 1986 Sorry, Reggie, You Struck Out -- June 23, 1987 Fred Astaire Was a Class Act until the End -- July 9, 1987 A True Hero Puts North to the Test -- June 27, 1988 When "Prix Fixe" Is Hard to Swallow -- August 9, 1988 Cubs Park Wasn't Always Like This -- October 5, 1988 Shopping Isn't Everyone's Bag -- December 20, 1988 Daley the Elder and Daley the Younger -- August 15, 1989 Woodstock Was Just a Muddy Memory -- The Nineties -- March 16, 1990 Why Be a Writer? Think of Your Feet -- June 1, 1990 A None Rub of Sorts for Ditzy Word Jocks -- June 13, 1990 Flag Foes Show No Real Burning Desire -- July 12, 1990 Message on AIDS Gets Lost in Poster -- March 12, 1991 Kuwait's Future Brighter Than Ours -- March 19, 1991 Ticket to Good Life Punched with Pain -- April 23, 1991 It Didn't Take Long to Lose Euphoria -- July 17, 1991 Sensitivity Pops Up in the Unlikeliest Place -- December 26, 1991 David Duke Has a Partner in Slime -- September 23, 1992 Next Time, Dan, Take Aim at Arnold -- November 27, 1992 He Could Fill Book with Pithy Phrases -- December 1, 1992 Parents, Not Cash, Can Enrich a School -- December 3, 1992 Old Story Is News to Baby Boomers -- October 7, 1993 A City in Full-Court Depression -- November 30, 1993 Politically Incorrect, But Right on Target -- February 1, 1994 We Love Her, We Love Her Not, We Love -- March 9, 1994 Whitewater Almost Too Far Out There -- June 29, 1994 EEOC Is Lacking in Wisdom Teeth -- August 30, 1994 Not His Kind of Photog, Ferguson Is -- January 26, 1995 Don't Bet on a Guilty Verdict for O.J. -- February 24, 1995 Horrors of the Past Are G-Rated Today -- October 17, 1995 Look, Up in the Sky, It's a Bird ... It's a Plane ... It's Mike! -- October 18, 1995 Eloquence and Gall on Washington Mall -- January 26, 1996 And It's One, Two, Three Strikes ... You're Sued -- April 10, 1996 Rostenkowski's Sin Was Not Changing with the Times -- May 16, 1996 Clinton's Big Lead Easily Explained in Age of Indulgence -- January 10, 1997 Arrghh! Disney Walks the Plank for Politically Correct -- March 21, 1997 It Was Wrigley, Not Some Goat, Who Cursed the Cubs.
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