Grady Robinson is a writer, humorist, and storyteller who has been captivating audiences for decades. His talents as a speaker have earned him a place in the National Speakers Hall of Fame.
Grady Jim Robinson is a writer, humorist and storyteller. His tales about growing up in Arkansas as the second son of a football coach have been published in Sports Illustrated, Reader's Digest and dozens of other magazines. Many of his stories share the common theme of a young boy struggling to find manhood and parental approval through sports. He later played college basketball and semi-pro baseball.
His experience as both a minister and standup comic ("As a minister I was a little too funny and as a comedian I was a little too serious") led to the lecture circuit as an insprirational humorist where he combined sermonizing and funny stories.
He joined the National Speakers Association in 1979 and became a fulltime professional speaker and freelance writer. He has written radio scripts for legendary speakers Art Linkletter and Zig Ziglar. He also wrote a popular column for the St. Louis Globe-Democrat.
In 1994 he was inducted into the National Speakers Hall of Fame and is the only Arkansan named CPAE.
He is the co-author of a two-act comedy play entitled, "Miz Caraway and the Kingfish"; the story of Huey Long and Arkansas' first woman senator, Hattie Caraway. The play will be produced in New Orleans in the fall of '04.
Grady Jim is editor, part owner, ad salesman and delivery boy for the popular alternative newspaper All About Town. He lives in Fayetteville Arkansas and like loves to "Call Those Hogs!" (For you non-natives those hogs are the Arkansas Razorbacks sports teams.)