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All Over But the Shoutin' - Abridged

By Rick Bragg
Narrated by Rick Bragg / 2 hours 41 minutes

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 hone the love and suffering that lie at the heart of every family.

The result is unforgettable.

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Author
Narrator Rick Bragg
ISBN 9780739376485
Length 2 hours 41 minutes
Language English
Publisher Penguin Random House Audio Publishing Group
Publication Date
Edition Abridged
Libro.fm Rank #4,663 Overall
Genre Rank #537 in Biography & Memoir
 
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