Publisher : Vintage
Release Date : 2010-08-18
ISBN 13: 0307762912
Total Pages : 353 pages
Rating : 4.0/5 (37 users download)
Summary Book and excerpt All Over but the Shoutin' :
Download or Read book All Over but the Shoutin' written by Rick Bragg and published by Vintage. This book was released on 2010-08-18 with total page 353 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/Synopsis: NATIONAL BESTSELLER • From the Pulitzer Prize–winner and bestselling author, "a grand memoir.... Bragg tells about the South with such power and bone-naked love ... he will make you cry" (Atlanta Journal-Constitution). 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 also 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.