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All Over but the Shoutin'

All Over but the Shoutin' - 97 edition

All Over but the Shoutin' - 97 edition

ISBN13: 9780679774020

ISBN10: 0679774025

All Over but the Shoutin
Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 97
Copyright: 1997
Publisher: Vintage Books
Published: 1997
International: No
All Over but the Shoutin

ISBN13: 9780679774020

ISBN10: 0679774025

Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 97

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Summary

This haunting, harrowing, gloriously moving recollection of a life on the American margin is the story of Rick Bragg, who grew up dirt-poor in northeastern Alabama, seemingly destined for either the cotton mills or the penitentiary, and instead became a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter for The New York Times. It is the story of Bragg's father, a hard-drinking man with a murderous temper and the habit of running out on the people who needed him most.

But at the center of this soaring memoir is Bragg's mother, who went eighteen years without a new dress so that her sons could have school clothes and picked other people's cotton so that her children wouldn't have to live on welfare alone. Evoking these lives--and the country that shaped and nourished them--with artistry, honesty, and compassion, Rick Bragg brings home the love and suffering that lie at the heart of every family. The result is unforgettable.

Author Bio

Bragg, Rick :

Rick Bragg is a national correspondent for the New York Times. He is based in Atlanta, Georgia.

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