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All Over But the Shoutin' by Rick Bragg
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Feb 17, 2009

it was amazing
bookshelves: memoirs, non-fiction, 2009
Recommended to Bonnie by: Found on Scott Nordstrom's bookshelf
Recommended for: Bruce Dickson
Read in February, 2009

There are books you read that not only make you grateful for what you have, but especially for what you haven't, or more correctly what you never thankfully experienced.

Rick Bragg, Pulitzer Prize Winner for news editorials, touches you to the bone and breaks your heart ever so silenty with his memoirs of growing up in poverty, alcoholism and abuse on account of the father, but love as you've never read on account of the mother.

This is not a rags to riches story but one of rising from the ashes to reveal the truth of oneself and one's family from the hardest of times in the back country of the Appalacians.

Beautiful story. Beautiful talent. Beautiful man, author, Rick Bragg.
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Rachel I completely agree - one of my favorites.

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