A collection of personal essays written between 1976 and 1983 for The Dallas Times Herald. They have a universality and a timelessness that makes them suitable for a much wider audience than the population of one urban area of Texas. What jumps out in these essays is not so much the actions within, so much as Bryan Woolley's reactions to these actions and events.
Bryan Woolley (1937-2015) was a staff writer for The Dallas Morning News from 1989 until his retirement in 2006.
Previously, he worked at newspapers including The Anniston Star in Alabama, The Courier-Journal in Louisville, Ky., and the Dallas Times Herald.
Woolley, who earned degrees at the University of Texas at El Paso, Texas Christian University and Harvard University, was the author of several books, including the novels November 22 and Some Sweet Day, and several compilations of his newspaper work.
He received many honors for his writing, including the PEN West Literary Journalism Award, three Stanley Walker Newspaper Journalism Awards and an O. Henry Magazine Journalism Award from the Texas Institute of Letters.