And now for something completely different:
A Memoir of a Kind about my three years working with the legendary Jim Comstock on The West Virginia Hillbilly newspaper.
Paper back version on Amazon:
Jim Comstock was a one-of-a-kind newspaperman whose legendary career as editor of The West Virginia Hillbilly helped thousands of readers learn more about their home state’s culture and history—while enjoying a laugh or two. A modern-day Renaissance man, he not only birthed two nationally famous weekly newspapers, but also the 50-volume West Virginia Heritage Encyclopedia, a Life of Christ and a history of the state told in newspaper front-page style, and numerous other books and resources. He helped save the Pearl S. Buck Birthplace and the Cass Scenic Railroad. He was whip-smart, opinionated, a passionate proponent of personalized journalism, and a loyal son of his beloved state.
Now, Peter Wallace, author of a dozen books and the host and producer of the weekly national “Day1” radio program and podcast (online at Day1.org), shares some of his fondest memories of working with Comstock after graduating from Marshall University’s journalism school. His three years and three months in Jim’s employ included unforgettable and often hilarious experiences, some of which he is allowed to share in this book, in hopes that Jim Comstock’s legacy will never be forgotten.
Peter Marsden Wallace is a born and raised West Virginian—well, a “chickened out West Virginian,” Jim Comstock would have called him—who now lives in Atlanta, where he leads the “Day1” radio/podcast ministry, serves as an Episcopal priest, and writes books. He worked for Jim Comstock from 1976 to 1979.
Comstock & Me: My Brief But Unforgettable Career with The West Virginia Hillbilly
By Peter M. Wallace
Published May 2020. 200 pages. On Amazon.com: Paperback $8.99; Kindle e-book $3.99.
A Postmodern Primer for Youth and Adults
Edited by Peter M. Wallace
By Peter M. Wallace
“Peter Wallace is a beautiful thinker and a deep, humane soul.”
—Michael Chabon, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay
The Rev. Peter Marsden Wallace is the author of nine books, including the forthcoming work The Passionate Jesus: What We Can Learn from Jesus about Love, Fear, Grief, Joy and Living Authentically (to be published fall 2012 from SkyLight Paths Publishing); Connected: You and God in the Psalms; Living Loved: Knowing Jesus as the Lover of Your Soul; Out of the Quiet: Responding to God’s Whispered Invitations; and TruthQuest Devotional Journal. He has contributed to numerous books, study Bibles, devotional guides, magazines, teaching curriculums, video series, and other resources. He blogs regularly at HuffingtonPost.com and Day1.org, as well as other websites. He is an Episcopal priest serving in the Diocese of Atlanta, GA.
Peter is executive producer and host of the national ecumenical Day1 radio and internet ministry (Day1.org) and president of the Alliance for Christian Media, based in Atlanta, Georgia. The weekly Day1 radio program, the voice of the mainline churches, is distributed to more than 200 radio stations across America and overseas. Before coming to Day1 in 2001, Peter was senior copywriter and broadcast producer for Larry Smith & Associates Advertising in Atlanta for eleven years, and earlier served as editorial director for Walk Thru the Bible Ministries.
Peter earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism/advertising from Marshall University and a Master of Theology degree from Dallas Theological Seminary, Dallas, Texas. He has been a confirmed member of the Episcopal Church since 1991. He lives in Atlanta.
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