MY SOUTHERN JOURNEY: TRUE STORIES FROM THE HEART OF THE SOUTH

A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER From the celebrated bestoffering writer of All Over however the Shoutin' and also winner of the Pulitzer Prize, Rick Bragg, comes a emotional and also wryly funny collection of esclaims on life in the South. Keenly observed and composed via his insightful and deadpan sense of humor, he explores enduring Southern truths around house, area, spirit, table, and also the regions' varied geographies, including his aboriginal Alabama, Cajun nation, and the Gulf Coast. Everything is explored, from local obsessions from college football and fishing, to mayonnaise and spoonbread, to the basic beauty of a fish on the hook. Collected from over a decade of his writing, via many type of never-before-published esstates created specifically for this edition, My Southern Journey is an entertaining and engaging read, particularly for Southerners (or the Southern at heart) and also anyone who appreciates good composing.

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Rick Bragg is the Pulitzer Prize winning author of All Over however the Shoutin," Ava"s Man, and The Prince of Frogtown. Bragg, who has composed for countless magazines, consisting of Sports Illustrated and Food & Wine, was a newspaper reporter for 2 years, extending high school football for the Jacksonville News, and also, among other topics, Islamic fundamentalism for The New York Times. He has actually won even more than 50 substantial writing awards, in publications and journalism, consisting of, twice, the Amerihave the right to Society of Newspaper Editors Distinguimelted Writing Award. A graduate of Jacksonville State College, Bragg was a Nieguy Fellow at Harvard College. Bragg is presently Professor of Writing in the Journalism Department at the University of Alabama, and also lives in Tuscaloosa.

Hometown:

New Orleans, Louisiana

Date of Birth:

July 26, 1959

Place of Birth:

Possum Trot, Alabama

Education:

Attfinished Jacksonville State College for six months in 1970; attfinished Harvard University, 1992-1993

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