|Plot Summary of Doug Underwood: Boy Reporter |
|"Doug Underwood: Boy Reporter is a historical collection of memoirs from Nashville news reporter and photographer, Doug Underwood, edited by his daughter Paula Underwood Winters. Ms. Winters compiled these stories along with photographs taken of him and by him to create his memoirs. These assembled works were the only stories he was able to finish prior to his death in 1995. After joining a local writer's group, he started writing the stories Paula Underwood Winters had grown up hearing about. They were stories about his early days working as a news photographer and reporter. He wrote stories concerning the burning of the Maxwell House Hotel and also helping police catch an illegal abortionist. He also wrote about covering a tragic, well-publicized murder as well as much more humorous incidents during his career such as catching a head cold after receiving a kiss from The Beverly Hillbillies own Ellie May. Doug Underwood, an avid history buff all his life, was firmly entrenched in the Bellevue area since moving his family to Buffalo Road in July of 1963. He started his career in journalism with the Nashville Banner in 1949. From there he went to the Daily Herald in Columbia, Tennessee as a photographer, sports writer, feature writer, etc. "
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|Review Analysis of Doug Underwood: Boy Reporter |
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Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Subject of Biography
- American (!)
How sensitive is this person?
- hard edged
Sense of humor
- Strong but gentle sense of humor
- Very much smarter than other people
- average physique
How much descriptions of surroundings?
- 6 ()
Small town people:
- nice, like Andy/Opie/Aunt Bee
- mostly 1st
Accounts of torture and death?
- no torture/death
Book makes you feel?
- very happy
Is book humorous?
If humorous, kind of humor
- eccentric personalities
Writer's slant towards subject:
- very favorable
Story of entire life, or part?
- story of set of events during life
If this is a kid's book:
- Age 16-Adult
- More 6-10 B&W
How much dialogue in bio?
- significantly more dialog than descript
A LOT of info about personal vices?
How much of bio focuses on most famous period of life?
- 51%-75% of book
How much is philosophy rather than life story?
- 26-50% of book
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