March 28, 2011
Joe Bageant, 1946–2011
Sadly, Joe Bageant is dead. I knew him only barely, but just long enough for him to tell me this story. For a fuller introduction, go here. In lieu of flowers, read his books.
Posted by Jerome Doolittle at March 28, 2011 06:14 PM
From hearing the news this morning, I've been filled with dismay and deep sorrow all day.
So many recover and/or live for a long time in remission. Why not Joe?
He asked me to drop in when I got to Mexico once. He even offered to put me up for as long as I wanted to stay. I can't tell you how much I regret not being able to take him up on the invitation. I knew being poor would really come back to bite me one day.
I don't have any funny Joe stories.
Love you Joe!
Miss you already.