Truth and Justice for Fun and Profit

Collected Reporting

Michael Heaton

$15.95

This collection of Michael Heaton’s best newspaper and magazine stories shows Cleveland to be a crazy quilt of bold schemes, failed dreams, and colorful characters. To get the story he has put on boxing gloves and entered the ring, and gone undercover with the FBI and mob informants. He has interviewed chefs and coroners, gypsies and priests.

Softcover / 225 pages / 5.5 x 8.5 in. / ISBN 9781938441691

Description

Cleveland is a crazy quilt of bold schemes, failed dreams, and colorful characters in this collection of Michael Heaton’s best newspaper and magazine stories.

Heaton has reported on as wide a range of subjects as any active Cleveland journalist. On any day his byline might appear in any section of the region’s newspaper of record, The Plain Dealer, where he is a featured columnist and reporter.

To get the story he has put on boxing gloves and entered the ring; accompanied a heroin addict while he shoplifted, fenced stolen goods, scored smack and shot up; and driven in a demolition derby. He has interviewed chefs and coroners, prosecutors and perpetrators, gypsies and priests.

And he delivers each story with a sense of style—and a sense of humor.

Additional information

Weight 0.69 lbs

Table of Contents

Foreword by Joe Eszterhas

The Funnest Thing Ever

PART I: CRIME AND PUNISHMENT

1. FBI Undercover

2. The FBI’s ‘Made’ Man

3. Smack Is Back

4. Inside the Mind of a Stalker

5. Hunting the Man Behind the Mask

6. Fugitive Trackers

7. Art World Find Yields Fortune and Forgery

8. At Ground Zero, Fatigue and Frayed Nerves

PART II: CITY STREETS

9. J.J. Cuisine and the Case of the Theatrical

10. Medical Drama

11. Cleveland: A City Divided?

12. Going to Blazes

13. In the Valley of the Lost Boys

14. The Thrill of the Chase

PART III: LIFE AND TIMES

15. Mary Cowan’s Trace Evidence Lab

16. The Illustrated Life of Harvey Pekar

17. Cleveland’s Hottest Chef

18. Father’s Day

19. Welcome to the Weird: Browns Legend Gary Collins

20. Rounding Third and Heading Home

PART IV: POPULAR CULTURE

21. Crazy Fists in Golden Gloves

22. Cadillac Crunch

23. Big Hair: A Style, an Attitude, a Way of Life

24. Clothes Make the Man (Feel Like a Total Dork)

25. Bald, Balding, Baldest

PART V: PASSPORT REQUIRED

26. Path of the Warrior

27. In the Line of Fire—and Journalism

28. Tinkerbelle and The Cost of a Dream

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