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Hank Hung the Moon

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Hank Hung the Moon: . . . and Warmed Our Cold, Cold Hearts

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Category: BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs
Format: Trade Cloth, 192 pages
Price: $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-58838-284-9
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Nationally syndicated columnist Rheta Grimsley Johnsonís Hank Hung the Moon is more of a musical memoir than a biography: the authorís evocative and personal stories of 1950s and í60s musical staplesóelementary school rhythm bands, British Invasion rock concerts and tear-jerker movie musicals. It was a simpler time when Hank roamed the Earth; the book celebrates a world of 78 rpm records and 5-cent Cokes, with Hank providing the soundtrack and wisdom.

A Cajun girl learns to understand English by listening to Hank on the radio. A Hank impersonator works by day at a prison but, by night, makes good use of his college degree in country music. Hankís lost daughter, Jett, devotes her life to embracing the father she never knew.

Finally, stories you havenít heard a thousand times before about people who love Hank, some famous, most not. This lively little book uses Hank as metaphor for life. Youíll tap your toe and demand an encore.

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