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1 VERNON "RED" JOHNSON 1946 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT DIARY HANDWRITTEN BY A LOS ANGELES CAB DRIVER AND DRUNK WHO REMARKABLY MANAGES BEER, BUSINESS AND RELATIONSHIPS
LOS ANGELES CALIFORNIA CA 1946 Good+ Manuscript 
On offer is an original 1946 manuscript diary handwritten by Los Angeles cab driver and drunk Vernon "Red" Johnson. He drove a taxi (!) yet almost every entry mentions drinking beer, getting drunk, etc. At the end of January he vows one month without alcohol; by early February he's drinking again. At times one is convinced he might stop the drinking for once and for all especially when he begins and entry: 'A new bright day.' Only to end the same entry: 'Got some more of my delicious beer.' In the long run one realizes that 'and then I had a beer' is practically on the level of punctuation. He mentions his fares, where he went and how much money he made. Also many family visits, times with his wife, etc. he votes Democratic; they lost. Mentions LA restaurants, other sites, etc. Oddly enough Vernon in his way does a great job in portraying his life and his humanity. Approx 4 x 5.5 inches and very full save for a small handful of days. Overall G+. 
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