Rheta Grimsley Johnson

Books
10:34 am
Mon March 1, 2010

"Enchanted Evening Barbie and the Second Coming: A Memoir" by Rheta Grimsley Johnson

Even as a child in Montgomery, this future reporter was already a skeptic. At an early age she had doubts about Santa Claus, even though she wanted a Barbie doll in the worst way, and before long these doubts spread to most conventional metaphysics, although as a citizen of the South, she has tended to keep her "doubts" to herself.

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Books
2:10 pm
Wed May 14, 2008

Poor Man's Provence: Finding Myself in Cajun Louisiana

For years, Johnson, who was raised in Montgomery and studied journalism at Auburn, wrote four columns a week for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Unhappy with Atlanta traffic and that grueling pace, Johnson left the AJC in 2001. This has given her more time to write in a thoughtful, more leisurely way, and the result is Poor Man's Provence.

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