He Usually Lived with a Female by George Garrigues
The Life of a California Newspaperman

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In 1925, a young Arizona reporter, virtually fresh off the farm, wrote a love letter to a sophisticated Jewish New Yorker he had met at a dinner dance. It was the first of scores of letters they would exchange across the continent over the next four decades. She, Fanny (Toni) Strassman, became his literary agent. He, C.H. (Brick) Garrigues, became a graft-busting investigator in Los Angeles, a jazz reviewer in San Francisco, a husband and father, a target of Red-hunters - and a man haunted by a secret from his high school past. This book is his story.

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Published March 15, 2006 by Quail Creek Press. 558 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History.

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In this compendium of letters, which dates back to the 1920s and extends through 1973 (the year before Brick’s death), a riveting tale unfolds as Brick romances numerous women, hops from newspaper to newspaper, has children and struggles in vain to complete an autobiographical novel, a task that ...

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