I’m Dyin’ Here: A Life in the Paper by Tim Grobaty

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I’m Dyin’ Here: A Life in the Paper by Tim Grobaty

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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: A Life in the Paper, the author means two things: He’ll likely die at the job (unless he lives too long) 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 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. 

As the country forges its way through fundamental changes in how people consume journalism— increasingly based on complex metrics and instantaneous gratification and less upon reverence for the written word — Grobaty's book makes us long for the lost art of anticipation and, more significantly, invites reflection upon how we relate to one another and the world around us.

About: Brown Paper Press is a publishing company based in one of the most ethnically diverse cities in the United States — Long Beach, California. Founded by Jennifer M. Volland and Wendy Thomas Russell, writers and entrepreneurs, BPP seeks to fill the gap between traditional and indie publishing by developing and producing well-designed, well-written and well-marketed books.

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