By Guest Blogger Farris Yawn
In “A Gift of Wit, Wisdom, and Modern Folklore,” published by Yawn’s Publishing and compiled by Jack Cashin, readers can find a collection of funny, thought provoking and touching emails, articles and minutiae that the author has collected over the years. Poems, cartoons, hilarious pictures and stories — there is something for everyone looking for a laugh.
The Rules by Men…
The Rules by Women…
You Know You’re Getting Old When…
Rules of Politics…
Things I’d Wish I’d Known…
Golf Humor… Plus much more!
A resident of Cherokee County, Jack Cashin is the oldest active polo player in the United States. He’s also the president of Chukkar Farm Polo Club in Alpharetta, Ga., publisher of DARE Magazine, an actor and model on TV and in industrial films, as well as founder of CASHIN’S PLACE, a Georgia restaurant chain. And, he was the 1996 libertarian candidate for U.S. Senate and 1998 libertarian candidate for Governor in Georgia. He’s been married for 64 years and is the father of six children, 15 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Mr. Cashin’s book is available in gift size hardback for $25 and in paperback for $12.99.
Although the Etowah River is small by some standards it is both ecologically important and beautiful, making it a popular sports river in North Georgia. It also passes through a number of cities in North Georgia, providing great access to those who would use it as well.
If canoeing or kayaking the Etowah River is something you plan on doing now or in the future you couldn’t find a better guide than this book. Published by the University of Georgia Press it is imminently packable, easy to use, and the pages are even waterproof! It is the perfect guide to carry with you as you paddle.
It is filled with detailed information on fishing, river gauges, points on interest, best spots to put in or take out, directions, distances and excellent descriptions.
There is also information on the flora and fauna you may see along the Etowah, too. All-in-all, this book is an excellent tool for anyone wishing a trip of any length along the Etowah.
By guest blogger Farris Yawn
Jim McFarland is a native of Canton, Ga., and he has lived in the Buffington community for almost all of his life. He is a graduate of Buffington Elementary School, Cherokee High School, Reinhardt College and the University of Georgia. For many years he has collected the art and antiques of his beloved Cherokee County. At the urging of others, he is now sharing his talent and love of pottery and especially of the Potters of Orange in his first book: “The Potters of Orange: 100 Years of Pottery Making in East-Central Cherokee County, Georgia 1913-2013.
A groundbreaking tour de force, presenting a revealing glimpse into the world of an obscure group of potters who have lived and worked for more than a century in east-central Cherokee County, Georgia. This is a comprehensive volume of fresh, insightful and a unique perspective into the lives and works of ceramic artists, who serendipitously worked their way from distant places to a place called “Orange.”
Replete with almost 400 photographs, the vast majority in full color, readers will not only be able to read the captivating and inspiring — and at times heartbreaking — stories of the potters, but can also view many never-before published photographs of the potters and their families and associates, and their works. Local readers will be surprised to find a world of art and history right in their own backyard.
Farris Yawn is the owner of Yawn’s Books in Canton where you can purchase this fascinating book here.
Georgia Icons: Fifty Classic Views of the Peach State
by Don Rhodes; photography by Jeff Barnes
There are so many things that make Georgia the wonderful place that she is, and writer Don Rhodes and photographer Jeff Barnes show us fifty of them in this delightful book.
Fans of country music already know Don Rhodes, who is the author of “Ramblin’ Rhodes” the longest running country music column in America. Rhodes is also a long time writer for both regional and national publications and the author of Say it Loud! My Memories of James Brown, Soul Brother No. 1 and Ty Cobb: Safe at Home.
In his book, Rhodes covers some of what makes Georgia such a unique place, from her coastal islands to her historic golf courses, from Vidalia onions to Georgia peaches, from Claxton Fruitcake to Coca Cola and from Otis Redding to Flannery O’Conner. His summary of each person or place is enough to provoke real interest in his subject, but brief enough to make the reader want to know more.
Barnes’s photography adds the perfect note of introduction to each subject as well; whether designed to be evocative or entertaining.
All in all, Georgia Icons: Fifty Classic Views of the Peach State is a perfect read, or gift for anyone who loves Georgia (and that is everyone who’s been here!) and those who will (just as soon as ya’ll come!)
Georgia Icons: Fifty Classic Views of the Peach State is available online and at bookstores everywhere.
Margaret Mitchell: A Scarlett or a Melanie?
By Susan Myrick, Edited by Susan Lindsley
On Sunday, September 23, the Gone with the Wind Museum in Marietta will be hosting a new book debut. It will be for a newly published book about Margaret Mitchell and Gone with the Wind called Margaret Mitchell, A Scarlett or a Melanie? Editor Susan Lindsley will be on hand for the event.
The book is a collection of articles Susan Myrick wrote over the years about her friend Peggy Mitchell and Gone with the Wind, both the book and the movie. Myrick, who was both a writer and friend of the author, served during the eight months of production as a technical advisor to the movie. Myrick was also a popular newspaper columnist in Georgia and an author; she was also on the roster of Georgia’s ‘Women of Achievement.’ Myrick advised on proper speech and appropriate behavior for the members of the cast of the movie.
The book debut will be held at the Gone with the Wind Museum in historic downtown Marietta at 18 Whitlock Avenue (across from Dupre’s Antiques). The Museum asks that you please call in advance, since seating will be limited. The debut begins at 1:30 pm. To reserve seating, please call 770-794-5576.
Copies of the book will also be available in the Museum gift shop.
For more visit http://www.gwtwmarietta.com/docs/Lindsley-flyer.pdf