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David Giffels

columnist, Akron Beacon Journal

Former *Beavis and Butt-Head* writer David Giffels is a columnist for *the Akron Beacon Journal* and the author of *All the Way Home: Building a Family in a Falling-down House*, a memoir about coming of age as a father in a ramshackle mansion reclaimed from termites, belligerent squirrels, and decades of neglect. Giffels is also the coauthor of two other books: the rock biography *Are We Not Men? We Are Devo! *(2003); and *Wheels of Fortune: The Story of Rubber in Akron*. His essays appear in *The American Midwest: An Interpretive Encyclopedia* (2006), and *The Appalachians: Americas First and Last Frontier *(2004), and he received a Notable Essay citation in Da Capo Best Music Writing 2004. He has written the introduction to a *West Point Market cookbook*, to be published by the University of Akron Press this fall.