Table of Contents
   Acknowledgmentsp. xii
   Forewordp. xiv
   The Sixtiesp. 1
      September 6, 1963 Tavern Gets Taken for a Ride, and a Taxi Driver Mournsp. 7
      March 15, 1966 Complete Apology for Overrating the Irish Thirstp. 9
      August 8, 1966 T-Shirted Punks Slay a Dragonp. 11
      August 16, 1967 Picasso and the Cultural Rebirth of Chicagop. 13
      September 14, 1967 It Wasn't Our "Clout" She Stole, But a Counterfeitp. 17
      October 27, 1967 Let's Update City's Imagep. 19
      December 19, 1967 Mary and Joe Chicago-Stylep. 21
      March 19, 1968 Ghetto Burial for a GI Herop. 23
      April 2, 1968 LBJ Deserved a Better Fatep. 25
      April 9, 1968 Million in His Firing Squadp. 27
      April 11, 1968 Are You Really a Cubs Fan?p. 29
      June 6, 1968 How about Gun as Our Symbol?p. 31
      July 8, 1968 He Can Dream, Can't He?p. 33
      July 31, 1968 The Accordion vs. The Guitarp. 35
      August 28, 1968 Cops Threaten Law and Orderp. 37
      November 14, 1968 Haggis? Then Try Czernina!p. 39
      November 22, 1968 Haggis Eaters Strike Backp. 41
      July 17, 1969 He Rockets into the Pastp. 43
      December 16, 1969 A Jumbo Gripe on Airplanesp. 45
   The Seventiesp. 47
      January 16, 1970 The Kids Tell It Like It Isp. 53
      July 20, 1970 A Shovelful of Bad Thinkingp. 55
      October 22, 1970 Let's All Drink to Bill Goatp. 57
      August 20, 1971 Mighty Teddy Still the Champp. 59
      October 25, 1971 The Old Man and the Farmp. 62
      February 1, 1972 The Day Slats Fell for a Girlp. 64
      April 14, 1972 He's Convinced Archie's Realp. 66
      October 25, 1972 Jackie's Debut a Unique Dayp. 68
      November 1, 1972 Viet Verdict: Mostly Guiltyp. 71
      November 8, 1973 Bellying Up to Successp. 73
      November 23, 1973 Hearty "Hallo" from Greecep. 75
      December 10, 1973 A Faceless Man's Pleap. 77
      December 11, 1973 The VA Does a Fast Reversalp. 79
      May 31, 1974 How This City Really "Works"p. 81
      August 9, 1974 Let's Look at Immunityp. 84
      December 27, 1974 How to Cure Hangover: First Try Moaningp. 86
      September 3, 1975 A Hard Look at Moochingp. 89
      October 8, 1975 Poverty Aid, Chicago-Stylep. 91
      January 7, 1976 Daley Always a Quota Manp. 93
      May 5, 1976 Mr. Sinatra Sends a Letterp. 95
      June 22, 1976 So, Let's All Pick a Quotep. 98
      August 2, 1976 Hefner's Back--Or Wait, Is He?p. 100
      December 21, 1976 Daley Embodied Chicagop. 102
      February 17, 1977 Why Do Purveyors of Hate Go Untouched?p. 105
      July 26, 1977 Image May Change, But City Keeps Its Traditionsp. 107
      April 19, 1978 Bucking Hard for the Equal Rights Amendmentp. 109
      July 7, 1978 Don't Let Food Bug Youp. 111
      August 11, 1978 The Agony of "Victory"p. 114
      April 4, 1979 Bossy Cows the Partyp. 117
      June 13, 1979 John Wayne's True Gritp. 119
      September 2, 1979 An Ode to the "Softies"p. 122
      October 5, 1979 Thanks to All of Youp. 124
      November 22, 1979 A November Farewellp. 125
   The Eightiesp. 129
      June 3, 1980 A Poll Cut on the Biasp. 135
      June 27, 1980 Demolition Derbyp. 137
      November 18, 1980 Time Weakens the Bondp. 139
      January 20, 1981 Epitaph for Jimmyp. 142
      March 17, 1981 These Feet Are Made for Nothingp. 144
      May 13, 1981 Algren's Golden Penp. 147
      May 15, 1981 Dear God: Why?p. 150
      July 30, 1981 A Pact of Cherishp. 152
      November 22, 1981 Mike Royko--High-Rise Manp. 155
      March 7, 1982 My Belushi Palsp. 158
      March 16, 1982 Don't Write Off Beluship. 161
      April 11, 1982 Survival Talk Stinksp. 163
      February 23, 1983 Give Washington Breakp. 166
      November 2, 1983 Halas: A Classic of Gritp. 169
      January 12, 1984 In Alien's Tongue, "I Quit" Is "Vacation"p. 171
      March 2, 1984 A GOP Function Flush with Luxuriesp. 173
      March 9, 1984 Slats Mistakes GOP for GODp. 176
      September 17, 1985 A Grave Report from Medicarep. 178
      October 17, 1985 If This Isn't Danger, What Is?p. 180
      November 14, 1985 Abused Baby 1, System a Big 0p. 182
      December 24, 1985 A Lovely Couple, Bound with Lovep. 185
      January 29, 1986 These Seven Were Special Peoplep. 187
      February 11, 1986 Sorry, Reggie, You Struck Outp. 189
      June 23, 1987 Fred Astaire Was a Class Act until the Endp. 191
      July 9, 1987 A True Hero Puts North to the Testp. 192
      June 27, 1988 When "Prix Fixe" Is Hard to Swallowp. 194
      August 9, 1988 Cubs Park Wasn't Always Like Thisp. 196
      October 5, 1988 Shopping Isn't Everyone's Bagp. 198
      December 20, 1988 Daley the Elder and Daley the Youngerp. 200
      August 15, 1989 Woodstock Was Just a Muddy Memoryp. 202
   The Ninetiesp. 205
      March 16, 1990 Why Be a Writer? Think of Your Feetp. 211
      June 1, 1990 A None Rub of Sorts for Ditzy Word Jocksp. 213
      June 13, 1990 Flag Foes Show No Real Burning Desirep. 216
      July 12, 1990 Message on AIDS Gets Lost in Posterp. 218
      March 12, 1991 Kuwait's Future Brighter Than Oursp. 220
      March 19, 1991 Ticket to Good Life Punched with Painp. 223
      April 23, 1991 It Didn't Take Long to Lose Euphoriap. 225
      July 17, 1991 Sensitivity Pops Up in the Unlikeliest Placep. 227
      December 26, 1991 David Duke Has a Partner in Slimep. 229
      September 23, 1992 Next Time, Dan, Take Aim at Arnoldp. 232
      November 27, 1992 He Could Fill Book with Pithy Phrasesp. 234
      December 1, 1992 Parents, Not Cash, Can Enrich a Schoolp. 236
      December 3, 1992 Old Story Is News to Baby Boomersp. 238
      October 7, 1993 A City in Full-Court Depressionp. 241
      November 30, 1993 Politically Incorrect, But Right on Targetp. 243
      February 1, 1994 We Love Her, We Love Her Not, We Lovep. 246
      March 9, 1994 Whitewater Almost Too Far Out Therep. 248
      June 29, 1994 EEOC Is Lacking in Wisdom Teethp. 250
      August 30, 1994 Not His Kind of Photog, Ferguson Isp. 253
      January 26, 1995 Don't Bet on a Guilty Verdict for O. J.p. 255
      February 24, 1995 Horrors of the Past Are G-Rated Todayp. 257
      October 17, 1995 Look, Up in the Sky, It's a Bird . . . It's a Plane . . . It's Mike!p. 260
      October 18, 1995 Eloquence and Gall on Washington Mallp. 262
      January 26, 1996 And It's One, Two, Three Strikes . . . You're Suedp. 264
      April 10, 1996 Rostenkowski's Sin Was Not Changing with the Timesp. 266
      May 16, 1996 Clinton's Big Lead Easily Explained in Age of Indulgencep. 269
      January 10, 1997 Arrghh! Disney Walks the Plank for Politically Correctp. 271
      March 21, 1997 It Was Wrigley, Not Some Goat, Who Cursed the Cubsp. 273