The hardnosed, hard-living Southern writer once dubbed himself
‘Freak City’ and, despite a lifestyle that would have floored most
people, kept a teaching gig at the University of Florida for nearly 40
years while also writing novels, memoirs and essays. Gary Lippman
befriended the crusty writer over the years and offers a rare glimpse at
the heart and soul of the author of the legendary A Childhood: The
Biography of a Place.