Deadline: A Memoir

Reston, James

Random House, 1991

pp. 308

President Lyndon B. Johnson “was a natural mimic” who told stories “vivid with the memories of the South.  He would talk about a man who was ‘as wise as a tree full of owls’ or ‘as busy as a man with one hoe and two rattlesnakes’ or ‘as noisy as a crazy mule in an old tin barn.’”