Gene Lyons
September 12, 1997 AT 04:00 AM EDT

Chevrolet Summers, Dairy Queen Nights

type
Book
Current Status
In Season
author
Bob Greene
genre
Pop Culture, Essays

We gave it a B

With the death of Charles Kuralt, Chicago Tribune columnist Bob Greene inherits the mantle of America’s leading Cracker Barrel journalist — chronicler of Midwestern state fairs, bard of small-town front porches, troubadour of lifelong friendships and high school athletic events. But there’s a good deal more to his latest collection, Chevrolet Summers, Dairy Queen Nights, than nostalgia: Many of these economical, gracefully written pieces lament what he calls ”the numb sloppiness that has taken over the fabric of American life.” B

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