Jim Brown’s New Books
My Louisiana Odyssey
Review by By Leo Honeycutt
From politics to becoming a prolific writer, Jim Brown has experienced what he considers to be the finer things that make up a rich gumbo of living in the Bayou State. His 5th book, My Louisiana Odyssey, is an informative and humorous adventure of wide-ranging topics covering the author’s highs and lows of living in what he feels to be the most interesting and rabble-rousing state in the nation.
Brown candidly describes his personal relationship with a number of the state’s governors, as well as tales of meeting different presidents. His banjo playing helped him get through law school and led to a brief acting career. And his cookbook led to friendships with a number of the state’s top celebrity chefs, while Blue Dog artist George Rodrigue encouraged him to paint. You learn of Jim’s run-in with the Ku Klux Klan. And should one want revenge? The author offers his opinion.
Brown’s antidotes takes the reader on an excursion into rural country living, politics, art, music, acting, family, religion and a host of other themes that reflect a full life. As one local review wrote: ” Jim Brown is a big-mouthed, name dropping, country dropping, restaurant-hopping, party-going Louisiana politician. He also is one of the most articulate, well-read, intelligent and effective public officials in the state’s history.”
Jim Brown’s book is available at all local bookstores and online at www.thelisburnpress.com and Amazon.
Adventures of an Alternative Reality of Living in Louisiana.
(Enter at your own Risk)
In this book of Jim’s past columns, he writes at length about the struggles within Louisiana to catch up with other more progressive state throughout the country. He is not only witnessed the changes taking place, he was a part of the political process for 28 years. His insights bring practical wisdom for the present, along with a vision of what could be in the future for this deepest of the deep southern states. Available at www.thelisburnpress.com.
JUSTICE DENIED is in its third printing, and has become a Louisiana classic. Jim Brown paints an unflinching portrait of a reverse and out of control Justice Department, and widespread prosecutorial misconduct on both the part of the U.S. Attorney’s office in New Orleans as well as the FBI. With passion, conviction and dead-aim honesty, Jim Brown exposes the hypocrisies of those who are supposed to protect. With astonishing candor, we read of secret trials, and a federal court that abrogates a person’s personal rights and freedoms.
With unrivaled flair for anecdote and a deep understanding of Louisiana politics, Brown describes a fascinating cast of characters that were elected to lead Louisiana during the last thirty years. Written with eloquence, this book will become a classic of how one individual was unjustly prosecuted and persecuted by the federal judicial system. JUSTICE DENIED is now available in all bookstores or at www.thelisburnpress.com.
A provocative look at the deepest of the deep southern states by two veterans of Louisiana politics. Thoughts that are informative, candid, humorous, and sometimes controversial about life in one of the most interesting and rabble-rousing states in the nation.