I'm Dyin' Here: A Life in the Paper
Long Beach Press-Telegram writer Tim Grobaty was promoted to columnist at his newspaper back when it was still a glamorous and coveted job. In I'm Dyin' Here, the author means two things: He'll likely die at the job that he's spent nearly four decades doing, and at the same time his profession, too, is seeing its last days.
Weaving together personal history and a selection of columns written over the course of his storied career, Grobaty offers readers a rare glimpse into the inner workings of a dying breed: the local columnist. With everyday life -- fatherhood, holidays, suburbia, and random encounters with animals -- serving as fodder for his column, Grobaty reveals his sources of motivation and vulnerability, all the while struggling to maintain relevance in a rapidly changing industry.
I'm Dyin' Here was chosen to inaugurate the Long Beach Mayor's Book Club -- a new, citywide book club -- in September 2016.
- Paperback: 240 pages
- Publisher: Brown Paper Press (February 23, 2016)
- Product Dimensions: 5 x 0.5 x 8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 13.6 ounces