“A memoir by Rick Bragg. Bragg grew up in the depressed south without much money. His father was an abusive figure in his life. Somehow, mostly luck according to Bragg, he managed to become an award winning writer for the New York Times. He is matter-of-fact in the telling of his tale. Family is important to him, as his sense of moral decency.
This book was required reading for the Honors classes at the high school in my town. Writing style might be a focus of their discussion. In addition, any United States History class would be able to connect to many of the events in this book, including the depression, recession, war, and economy.”