Everything That's True - Selected Writing From the Memphis Flyer and Memphis magazine
“Full of humor, spirit, and sass … ”
For 21 years, the best writing in our community has come from the keyboard of Bruce VanWyngarden. His mastery is deepened by his perceptive, distinctive view of the human experience, the humorous and the tragic, the uplifting and the outrageous. His reporting and his columns have always been a must-read, and this book reminds us convincingly why this is so. — Tom Jones, Smart City Memphis
As someone who writes columns about Memphis, believe me when I tell you that nobody is better at writing columns about Memphis than Bruce VanWyngarden. His weekly column is the most consistently true piece of writing about our city that I have ever read. It is (to borrow the words VanWyngarden used to describe the late, great golf pro, Buddy McEwen) “full of humor, spirit and sass.” — Geoff Calkins, columnist, The Daily Memphian
Local characters, snark, insight, politics and even some stories that'll put a lump in your throat: You'll find all that and more in this delicious collection. Taken together, they're as good a guide as I've seen to what makes Memphis weird, funny, infuriating ... and real. Don't miss Everything That's True. — Leanne Kleinmann, Memphis journalist, former editor of Memphis magazine. Now heads Leanne Kleinmann Communications.
As a fellow journalist, I must express my admiration for this remarkable compilation of work. Bruce has always strived to write the truth — like it or be damned. Everything That's True is a reflection of his integrity, humor, and insight through the years.” — Les Smith, former reporter for WHBQ Fox-13.
Don't just take our word for it. Everything That's True is a great read — and a great gift. Autographed and personalized copies available. Simply put in the notes section of your order form how you would like it personalized. Pre-order today. Release date: November 1, 2021.