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Ed Grisamore, winner of the 2010 Will Rogers Humanitarian Award, enjoys a laugh with Durwood "Mr. Doubletalk" Fincher

Ed Grisamore, winner of the 2010 Will Rogers Humanitarian Award, enjoys a laugh with Durwood “Mr. Doubletalk” Fincher. Ed Grisamore is a columnist for The Macon Telegraph.

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Ed Grisamore is a columnist for The Macon Telegraph and the recipient of the Description: Ed Doghouse.jpg2010 Will Rogers Humanitarian Award, presented by the National Society of Newspaper Columnists.

In June 2012, he was named Georgia Author of the Year in the Essays category for his book “Never Put a Ten-Dollar Tree in a Ten-Cent Hole.” His most recent book is a history of Nu-Way hot dogs called “There’s More Than One Way To Spell Wiener.”

Ed is a native of Atlanta and graduated cum laude from the University of Georgia with a degree in journalism. He began his newspaper career in the Telegraph sports department. He began writing local columns in December 1996 and replaced legendary columnist Bill Boyd in June 1998. He has built a large and loyal readership with his slice-of-life columns about everyday folks.

Ed is the author of eight books and has won more than 45 writing awards. He became a playwright when he turned his book, “Once You Step in Elephant Manure You’re in the Circus Forever” into a musical called “Durworld” that was performed at Theatre Macon in November 2010.

He was featured in the November 2005 issue of “Georgia Trend” magazine in a story called “A Way With Words” and listed in the “Who’s Who Among Georgia Newspaper Columnists.”

His audiobook, Gris & That, is a collection of 16 columns as read by the author and available on CD. It was nominated for a Grammy in the “Spoken Word” category. He has provided commentary on the “Georgia Gazette” program on Georgia Public Radio and is a popular speaker in Macon and Middle Georgia.

In 2008, Ed was inducted into the Macon Sports Hall of Fame for “contribution to sports” in the city. He is involved in numerous community activities, including serving as a volunteer tour bus guide for the Cherry Blossom Festival and teaching classes on “writing your autobiography’’ for senior citizens.

Ed and his wife, Delinda, have co-authored three sons — Ed , Grant and Jake. He is proud to have the Monte “Gristo” sandwich at Molly’s Cafe in downtown Macon named in his honor.


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