Cajun Humor from the Heart

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The denizens of Breaux Bridge, Louisiana, provide the ingredients for Breaux's hearty gumbo of humor.
ISBN: 9781565541870
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Pelican Publishing
State: Louisiana
Images: 50
Pages: 160
Dimensions: 8 (w) x 5.25 (h)
Tommy Joe Breaux has been making people laugh with his Cajun stories almost all his life. "I learned a lot of anecdotes from my GranPa Gilbear when I was little," says Tommy Joe. "He would talk about the crazy people who lived in his hometown, Breaux Bridge, Louisiana. Now, telling stories is a way of keeping my granpa alive." Tommy Joe got his big break when a radio station broadcast live from the auto parts store where he worked. He started entertaining the disc jockeys and they put him on the air. Thus began a career of live and recorded performances that has produced five audiotapes and one videotape, in addition to the Cajun Humor from the Heart book and accompanying audiotape, his first project with Pelican. Tommy Joe also appeared on TNNís "Nashville Now" and his humor has been in Country America magazine four times. The stories in Cajun Humor from the Heart are family oriented and "garonteed" to tickle the ribs of anyone, whether or not they are familiar with the Cajun people. Currently a resident of Biloxi, Mississippi, Tommy Joe gives live performances in the area and records his stories for WVMI-AM in Biloxi, Mississippi. He is a member of the Knights of Columbus and the Elks. He is also Chairman of Fundraising for the Mississippi Gulf Coast Multiple Sclerosis Society, having been diagnosed with the disease in 1986. A portion of the proceeds from Cajun Humor from the Heart will go to that organization for direct patient care.
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