La Liz

I can’t quite wrap my mind around the fact that Liz Carpenter has gone on to that great big press room in the sky. She was such a generous soul, who genuinely cared about all kinds of people all over the world. And let’s talk about the best sense of humor of all time.

Her support of Texas writers — no matter whether they were beginners or established — has left a huge legacy. I’m sure I’ll have more on this later, but for now, I’m wondering this: When Liz met St. Peter at the Pearly Gates, I can just hear her lecturing him, “Start with a laugh, Petey!”

Thank you, Liz, for being YOU!

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1 Response to “La Liz”


  1. 1 Tom Doyal March 27, 2010 at 2:25 am

    I attended a reading at the Austin Music Hall where Ms. Carpenter was promoting her latest book. She read some very funny excerpts from the book. The crowd howled with laughter. She was clearly enjoying herself and inviting everyone present to do the same. When she finished a particularly fine (and funny) passage, she said, “This part was funny, but you have to buy the book to get the really, really funny stuff.” Both the crowd and Ms. Carpenter laughed big. It was a wonderful afternoon.


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