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Southern revival - Alumni Profiles
December 2013 Issue
Lewis Grizzard probably would chuckle over the job he left for Jason Chatraw. The author, humorist and lover of all things Southern and UGA pecked out his columns on a typewriter and once wrote about his hatred of computers. So when Chatraw (ABJ ’96) bought the rights to make e-books out of some of Grizzard’s paper tomes, he had to input the individual pages into the computer. “He didn’t leave any files behind, so we had to take his books and make scans,” says Chatraw, who launched Green E-Books in 2010 from his home in Boise, Idaho. “We were determined to bring back his books and give them a new facelift for the next generation.” Chatraw says his fascination with Grizzard began when he was growing up in Orangeburg, S.C., reading syndicated versions of Grizzard’s Atlanta Journal-Constitution columns. At UGA Chatraw twice finished second in a sports-writing contest named for Grizzard (ABJ ’64) and often found himself walking in the former …
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