Jim Brown


Jim Brown has had a varied and enduring career in both public life and the private sector. He served as an elected official for 28 years in Louisiana, is a practicing attorney, and taught Louisiana history at both Tulane and LSU. He is the author of five previous books, all available at TheLisburnPress.com. Brown writes a weekly column carried by some 85 newspapers and websites throughout the South. He currently is the publisher of The Lisburn Press.



1:15 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
State Capitol, House Committee Room 3
Book Talk
The Jim Brown Reader: Writing and Publishig a Memoir  

2:15 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Cavalier House Bookselling Tent
Book Signing

The Jim Brown Reader

Jim Brown’s writings are provocative and thought-provoking. There is a moral component to his ideas and opinions that should evoke universal concern. And there are crisp insights, amusing antidotes and poignant stories that are both elegant and persuasive. Reading Jim Brown is a roller coaster ride that provides enthusiastic highs of embellished feelings and some disturbing lows that question the effectiveness of America’s current leadership. A compelling and informative experience for any reader.

"Jim Brown is a big-mouthed, name-dropping, country-hopping, restaurant- hopping, party-going Louisiana politician. He also was one of the most articulate, well read, intelligent and effective public officials in the state's history." -- The Shreveport Times


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