Craig M. Brown (October 2, 1933, Fort Thomas KY – January 1, 2002, Mentor, KY)

Brown was born in Fort Thomas, KY where he graduated from Highlands High School in 1951. He then attended Northwestern University in Evanston, IL where he earned his bachelor’s degree and later he earned his master’s from Northwestern’s Medill School of Journalism. Brown mostly worked in television advertising and freelance writing though he wrote a number of scripts for soap operas, industrial films, and television advertisements. Brown was also known to write guest articles for the Kentucky Post as well as letters to the editor. Additionally, Brown wrote a satirical book entitled Caketown, U.S.A.: An Almost Factual Compendium of Remembrances, inspired by Garrison Keillor’s Lake Woebegone. Brown spent much of his spare time opposing Kentucky’s tailpipe emission testing and following Cincinnati Bengals football. Brown died of lung cancer on New Year’s Day in 2002.

Works Available at KCPL

Caketown, U.S.A.: An Almost Factual Compendium of Remembrances – K B B877


Brown, Craig M. Caketown, U.S.A.: An Almost Factual Compendium of Remembrances. Alexandria, Ky:: Caketown, n.d.

[ca. 1991]

Hickson, Jack. “Writer Takes Sharp Look at ‘Caketown’ of Yesterday,” Kentucky Post, April 14, 1993, 1k-2k.

“Kentucky Obituaries,” Kentucky Enquirer,  January 4, 2002, B1B.

“Tailpipe Testing Amounts to EPA ‘Tyranny’,” Kentucky Post, November 29, 1996, 4k.

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