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ISBN: 1435211839
Author: Rick Bragg
Language: English
Publisher: Paw Prints 2008-06-26; Reprint edition (June 26, 2008)
Category: Professionals & Academics
Subcategory: Biography
Rating: 4.8
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Rick Bragg is the author of Somebody Told Me, All Over but the Shoutin’ and Ava’s Man. A national correspondent for The New York Times, he was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for feature writing in 1996.

Rick Bragg is the author of Somebody Told Me, All Over but the Shoutin’ and Ava’s Man. He lives in New Orleans. Published in the United States by Vintage Books, a division of Random House, In. New York, and simultaneously in Canada by Random House of Canada Limited, Toronto.

Rick Bragg is the author of eight books, including the best-selling Ava’s Man and All Over but the Shoutin’. Rick Bragg talks about ALL OVER BUT THE SHOUTIN’: This is a book about getting even with life

Rick Bragg is the author of eight books, including the best-selling Ava’s Man and All Over but the Shoutin’. He is also a regular contributor to Garden & Gun magazine. Rick Bragg talks about ALL OVER BUT THE SHOUTIN’: This is a book about getting even with life. It is the story of a young woman who absorbed the cruelties of her husband, an alcoholic, haunted Korean War veteran, until she could stand it no more, then gave up her whole life for her children.

But the cornpone dissolves into singing prose when he settles in to inscribe his magic words

I lived with black and white tvs and rabbit ears and even little tubes that a neighbor could fix. I remember my grandparents getting an "indoor" bathroom. But the cornpone dissolves into singing prose when he settles in to inscribe his magic words. All Over but the Shoutin’ is his runaway best selling memoir, published in 1997, and winner of innumerable awards and high praise from both readers and literary critics. It will both exhilarate you and leave you in a sobbing heap, sometimes at the same time.

Rick Bragg was born in the pinewoods of Alabama to a mean-tempered, hard-drinking father and a strong-willed . Rick Bragg writes like a man on fire

Rick Bragg was born in the pinewoods of Alabama to a mean-tempered, hard-drinking father and a strong-willed, loving mother, who struggled to protect her sons from the effects of poverty and ignorance that had constricted her own life. After years of abusing his wife and children, Charles Bragg abandoned the family when Rick was six. Margaret Bragg moved her three sons into her parents'. Rick Bragg writes like a man on fire. And All Over But The Shoutin' is a work of art. While reading this book, I fell in love with Rick Bragg's mother, Margaret Bragg, a hundred times. I felt like I was reading one of the prophets in the Old Testament when reading parts of this book.

Rick Bragg's writing is technically good, and there were some truly enjoyable portions of his book. Rick Bragg’s memoir, All over but the Shoutin’, is a detailed look into the poverty of Alabama in the 50s. Пользовательский отзыв - rmckeown - LibraryThing. Bragg was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for feature writing in 1996.

Rick Bragg was born in the pinewoods of Alabama to a mean-tempered, hard-drinking father and a strong-willed, loving . 2. In the prologue, Bragg claims several times that this is not an important book. Does he convince us that in fact it is important? If so, how?

Rick Bragg was born in the pinewoods of Alabama to a mean-tempered, hard-drinking father and a strong-willed, loving mother, who struggled to protect her sons from the effects of poverty and ignorance that had constricted her own life. Does he convince us that in fact it is important? If so, how?

She was small, delicate, and her hair was almost black.

She was small, delicate, and her hair was almost black the side of the road. My girl cousins said she looked like a porcelain doll, that she was perfect

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.

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

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29 quotes from All Over But the Shoutin': ‘Every life deserves a certain amount of dignity, no matter how poor . You only wish you had it back, like a quarter in an unlucky slot machine. Rick Bragg, All Over But the Shoutin'. One: Don't kill yourself.

29 quotes from All Over But the Shoutin': ‘Every life deserves a certain amount of dignity, no matter how poor or damaged the shell that carries i.  . Two: Don't kill each other. Three: Try hard not to kill nobody else, but if you have to, better if it ain't fam'ly.

Comments:

Kanal
I enjoyed the book because, as good writers do, Rick in many ways transported me back to my own experiences -- in this case my own raising in Birmingham. Although I was a little better off -- not much, but a little better -- I recognized in this book my own kindred chip-on-my-shoulder drive to make good, and to reward my own parents for faithfully struggling to give me the opportunities they never had. So I think that what makes Rick's writing great, at least for me, is that he says so well what all of us would like to say and do as we look back and appreciate our parents. He perfectly captures why I and so many other Alabama men find no insult in being called a "momma's boy," at least those of us who had mothers like Rick's. I only wish that I had Rick's ability to write my own tribute to my mother good enough to publish for all the world to see. Of course, Rick, as I'm sure you know, the best present you ever gave your mother was not the house, but this book.
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There are so many of us who have been transplanted from the North to the South. Few, if any of us understand the new culture that we attempt to adopt. Rather many of us try to reform it so it closer resembles what we left behind. This story explains that culture so well that it helps those of us who are transplants want to accept more than change our new homes. Plus, as a mother, I really appreciated the author's devotion to his mother. Enlightening read!
Kale
I can feel the hot sun. I can feel the ice cold springs. I can feel the speed of the car, motorcycle or vehicle blow my hair. I can smell the sweat of hard work and taste the fresh tomatoes. I live in the South near Jacksonville, FL where this author went to school. Being born in 1947 in the South means you lived through segregation, voting issues, school and lunchroom sitdowns if you survived the nuclear bomb in your personal bomb shelter. Rick Bragg personifies all five senses of the era, the language (likker is one of my favorites), plus touch, mental, and physical. I lived with black and white tvs and rabbit ears and even little tubes that a neighbor could fix. I remember my grandparents getting an "indoor" bathroom. This book is a memory massage that melted my soul. Thanks to Rick Bragg. Keep on telling it like it is.
Vobei
What took me so long? I've been following Rick Bragg in Southern Living Magazine for years. Truthfully, for quite awhile now its the only thing I read in the magazine. My husband knew I was a fan of his so he bought me his latest book for Christmas and I read it from front to back in a sitting. So, I finally went hunting for more and found this on my Kindle. Again, I read this from beginning to end but not in one sitting. I wanted to stretch it out. To make it last. I cried and laughed and cried again. In the end I felt it was the most beautiful love letter to a Mother I have ever read. He may not have meant for it to be only that because it seemed it was also a love letter to his big brother. Yes, maybe, just maybe, his Dad. I hope my children feel the same way about me. In the end, that's all that really counts. Isn't it?
Bodwyn
If you haven’t read Rick Bragg, what are you waiting for? There are few writers today who can turn as beautiful a phrase, capture a reader’s imagination, or bring back images of an earlier life like Bragg does. Yet he is commonplace and earthy, his writing carries a twang, and his opinions, mostly about the superiority of Southern life, are rampant. It’s clear he doesn’t much appreciate effete Northerners who have never eaten grits. He’s a Southern boy.

I suspect he is a true redneck, as we traditionally understand it. But the cornpone dissolves into singing prose when he settles in to inscribe his magic words. “All Over but the Shoutin’” is his runaway best selling memoir, published in 1997, and winner of innumerable awards and high praise from both readers and literary critics. It will both exhilarate you and leave you in a sobbing heap, sometimes at the same time.

It’s the story of his childhood in Alabama and his meandering journey to becoming a legendary journalist. It’s filled with stories about things and people that influenced his life. Mostly it’s a love song about his mother who raised Bragg and his two brothers without a father. The book started him on the road to fame and is his best seller. His mother, still living, is the lifeline he unapologetically clings to. Best not chide him for it unless you want your butt kicked.

Bragg has been a lot of places and seen a lot of things in his career. Most of his recollections wear heavily on him. He recounts them with clarity and neither turns away from the horrific nor fails to express the misery that hurts his heart. He is a man with a compassionate soul who’s unafraid to share his feelings.

But it is the poetic beauty of his love and determination to honor his mother that propels this book. Her entire life has been filled with heartache, grinding poverty, three boys who constantly bedevil her, crippling insecurity, and constant sorrow. Bragg recognizes his contribution to her misery, but has always wanted to set it straight, and expresses his frustration with his inability to make her life warmer as she ages.

His words rings like a bell. There were times when I laughed and others when a stray tear wet my cheek. Many times I simply caught myself staring at the wall absorbing some moving passage, my finger stuck in the book so I wouldn’t lose my place.

Don’t miss this book. It’s a classic memoir with all the elements that are sure to soften even the most callous mind-set. It’s not a tearjerker. It’s a bright light that illuminates glorious writing, a light so bright it makes your eyes water.

Schuyler T Wallace
Author of TIN LIZARD TALES
Jockahougu
OMG everyone should read this book if you are into Americana, rags-to-riches, love of family. Couldn't put it down and finished in 2 days. Mailed it to my best friend who also loved it. It will make you laugh and cry--really. Rick Bragg is a gifted writer, and I appreciate his way of thinking, and descriptive prose. God bless him and his wonderful mom, who sacrificed much.

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