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A Chronicle basher pauses to praise the late Herb Caen

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Randy Shaw at Beyond Chron takes time out from ragging on the Chronicle to praise the late Herb Caen. Shaw spent the holidays reading three of Caen’s books and another written about him, and says he’s come away with a renewed appreciation for the legendary columnist. Until now, he says, he’d viewed Caen primarily “as a guy who regularly lunched with Wilkes Bashford and Willie Brown and enjoyed being among the city’s political movers and shakers and celebrity set.”

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