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When I was a teenager?back during the Ford Administration, if you must know?a time when Peanuts was the best thing going in daily comic strips and years before The Far Side shook up the quiet world of single-panel strips, there was Ziggy.
The roly-poly, philosophical mensch was widely quoted, appeared on a zillion greeting cards, had his wisdom collected in books, and came to stand for a certain type of post-Woodstock, pop philosophy.
To be honest, I lost track of my old friend Ziggy over the years; my local paper, the St. Petersburg Times, doesn?t carry the strip now and I can?t remember a time it did in the nearly 30 years I?ve been a reader.
Wilson tells his story in a new book, Zig-Zagging: Loving Madly, Losing Badly? How Ziggy Saved My Life.
Tom Wilson's website
TOM WILSON Jr. AUDIO EXCERPT: "She was a preacher's daughter. I felt, 'How could somebody who loved God so much and who fought so hard and was such an angel--how he could take away this from us?' More than a loss of faith, it was more an anger at God."
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