ALL OVER BUT THE SHOUTIN RICK BRAGG PDF

All Over But the Shoutin’ has ratings and reviews. Cheri said: Rick Bragg draws the poor rural Southern upbringing so truthfully from his o. A common condition of being poor white trash, explains New York Times correspondent Bragg on learning he won a Pulitzer Prize last year, is that you are . Read free book excerpt from All Over But The Shoutin’ by Rick Bragg, page 1 of 7 .

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Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. The story of a violent, war-haunted, alcoholic father and a strong-willed, loving mother who struggled to protect her three sons from the effects of poverty and ignorance that had tainted her own life. The extraordinary gifts for evocation and insight and the stunning talent for storytelling that earned Rick Bragg a Pulitzer Prize for feature writing in are here brough The story of a violent, war-haunted, alcoholic father and a strong-willed, loving mother who struggled to protect her three sons from the effects of poverty and ignorance that had tainted her own life.

The extraordinary gifts for evocation and insight and the stunning talent for storytelling that earned Rick Bragg a Pulitzer Prize for feature writing in are here brought to bear on the wrenching story of his own family’s life. It is the story of a violent, war-haunted, alcoholic father and a strong-willed, loving mother who struggled to protect her three sons from the effects of poverty and ignorance that had tainted her own life.

It is the story of the life Bragg was able to carve out for himself on the strength of his mother’s encouragement and belief. Paperbackpages. Published September by Vintage first published 5th To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

To ask other readers questions about All Over But the Shoutin’please sign up. This is the one Sll choose for our read. The Little Friend was so disappointing that I cannot find words to express my bragh.

I also recently finished a novel about the violent South so I can’t choose that again. Will All Over But. That’s what I am looking for. Frank This book is not a celebration of the south. It takes place in the south, it’s a memoir about growing up poor in Piedmont Alabama, about his …more This book is not a celebration of the south. It takes place in the south, it’s a memoir about growing up poor in Piedmont Alabama, about his hard-working mother, his mostly absent father, and his two brothers.

It is also about the author’s career as a journalist, and his lifestyle, and his personality. It is a very good book by a very good writer. But Bragg is no romantic. Skyqueen Serious teens, young adults, adults, and seniors So it will be a pseudo-memoire for them. An unadulterated look at …more Serious teens, young adults, adults, and seniors An unadulterated look at historical life in the poor South for which, sadly, not much has changed.

When I actually visited the Montgomery area back in the late 90’s, my sohutin was that it was 20 years behind.

brgg However, I thoroughly enjoyed it, for as much of the writing style as the zhoutin. People like Dolly Parton grew up in this general area and type of life too. It doesn’t hurt to expose yourself to the diversity of our great nation. See 2 questions about All Over But the Shoutin’….

Lists with This Book. Rick Vragg draws the poor rural Southern upbringing so truthfully from his own past, and while it may be foreign from my own, it is a background I am very familiar with. Abusive husbands and fathers are rarely news.

I can Rick Bragg draws the poor rural Southern upbringing so truthfully from his own past, and while it may be foreign from my own, it is a background I am very familiar with. You only have to read about the difference in how it affected him vs. I know enough to know to be grateful. Sometimes painful sohutin read, softened somewhat through the passage of time. View all 39 comments. Mary Ellen I recently wrote my first book and it is a lot like tge, of course he has written many more than I but he is an inspiration to me for we grew up in t I recently wrote my first book and it is a lot like this, of course sohutin has written many more than I but he is an inspiration to me for we grew up in the same part of the south and my story is about the same things that they did is Alabama and xhoutin Mississippi Delta Best of luck with your first book!

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Jul 02, Diane Barnes rated it it was amazing. I first read it when it was just published and since have read the other two family memoirs he’s written, “Ava’s Man”, the story of his grandfather and his mother’s family, and “The Prince of Frogtown” the story of his alcoholic father.

Rick Bragg is a poet who just happens to put everything down in prose.

He is a proud Southerner who has found a way to get past his young shame at being poor and u I decided to re-read this one, as it was the July pick for the group On the Southern Literary Trail. He is a proud Southerner who has found a way to get past his young shame at being poor and uneducated, and has found the noble and oger qualities in his family and “his people” as he calls his community of Piedmont, Alabama, where he was raised.

His father was a drunk who abandoned the family when he was six, and his mother raised three small sons on welfare and family shoutun, along with picking cotton, doing rich people’s laundry, and cleaning their houses.

To say he has honored his mother in this book shougin be an understatement – he has darn near exalted her to Sainthood – but it is a status that seems to be deserved. This is not just the story of his childhood, but his journey rixk a newspaper reporter with 6 months of college who learned his craft on the fly.

His bravado and talent earned him a job at the New York Times and a Pulitzer Prize along the way, but his proudest achievement in life was being able to buy his mother a house and get her out of the 2 room cabin she had lived in for 30 years.

Rick Bragg’s writing is a thing of beauty and comes from the heart. If you’ve never read him, do yourself a favor and put beagg book on your list. View all 11 comments. Sep 17, Ethan rated it did not like it Shelves: This book was difficult to read.

Not because of the descriptions of poverty, but because of the author. Bragg’s bloated, melodramatic prose shoutln the massive chip on his shoulder made reading this book a chore.

All Over but the Shoutin’ Summary & Study Guide

What is the unholy attraction to one-line paragraphs? The godawful overwritten and pompous humble beginnings, perhaps, but certainly not humble endings narrative made me nauseous. The writing reminded me of Tuesdays With Bragb, another book that could have been decent if not for the melo This book was difficult to read. The writing reminded me of Tuesdays With Morrie, another book that could have been decent if not for the melodrama.

As I read passage after passage about his travels, it occurred to me iver Bragg’s brand of journalism is little more than ambulance chasing: Perhaps if he had spent less time talking about shouti great things he’s done and quoting himself, ugh it might have been a better book. Perhaps if he’d actually toned down his obvious dislike of all things non-poor-southern. This thing was fingernails on a blackboard for me.

There are moments in this book that are nice, and passages that are beautiful, but they are smothered by the rest of the garbage. It’s obvious from the ratings that a lot of folks really love this book, but I am wholly unimpressed.

These stories have been told much, much better by others. View all 10 comments. Jan 26, Caley Rogers rated it vut was amazing.

All Over but the Shoutin’ Reader’s Guide

Anyone could tell it, anyone who had a momma who went eighteen years without a new dress so that her sons could have school clothes, who picked cotton in other people’s fields and ironed other people’s clothes and cleaned the mess in other people’s houses, so that her children didn’t have to live on welfare alone, so that one of them could climb u Thhe book is FILLED with wonderful imagery and is the memior of New York Times write Rick Bragg. Anyone could tell it, anyone who had a momma who went eighteen years without a new dress so that her sons could have school clothes, who picked cotton in other people’s fields and ironed other people’s clothes and cleaned the mess in other people’s houses, so that her children didn’t have to live on welfare alone, so that one of them could climb up her backbone and escape the poverty and hopelessness that ric, them, free and clean.

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Jul 19, Alison rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: I am a Yankee although I now live in the South fhe, and this book suoutin near killed me. It made me cry just about every time I picked it up.

All Over but the Shoutin’ Summary & Study Guide

I still get weepy just thinking about how his momma came to New York, or when she stood up to his daddy after pouring out his moonshine and said, “just don’t hurt my teeth. Dec 05, Lorna rated it it was amazing Shelves: All Over but the Shoutin’ is a beautiful memoir by Pulitzer-prize winning journalist Rick Bragg as a loving tribute to his mother, and a searing examination of his hard-scrabble upbringing in Alabama.

This is the first book that I have read by Rick Bragg but I’m looking forward to reading more of his works because of his powerful Southern voice. A highlight of this memoir was following his career in journalism, and his love of the power of words, as well as his extraordinary ability to capture t All Over but the Shoutin’ is a beautiful memoir by Pulitzer-prize winning journalist Rick Bragg as a loving tribute to his mother, and a searing examination of his hard-scrabble upbringing in Alabama.

A highlight of this memoir was following his career in journalism, and his love of the power of words, as well as his extraordinary ability to capture the essence the people featured in his stories.

It chips away a person’s dreams to the point that hopelessness shows through, and the dreamer accepts that hard work and borrowed houses are all that this life will ever be. But what really kills you on that other side are the people–the smiling, carefree people–who just as easily look over into your side, and turn their face away.

Only the oxygen is richer on your side. It has to be. Because your childhood burns away much, much faster. May 11, Rachel rated it really liked it Shelves: Literature of the American South has always been a favorite of mine.

Flannery O’Connor, Robert Penn Warren, Tennessee Williams — not only is their work spiritually and emotionally complex, it’s heady with a feeling of place. In the first quarter of this book, Rick Bragg replicates that feeling almost better than the classics.

While all of the authors mentioned above capture the South in a way that feels real, none of them have made me feel so truthfully how alien the rural, poor Southern upbrin Literature of the American South has always been a favorite of mine.

While all of the authors mentioned above capture the South in a way that feels real, none of them have made me feel so truthfully how alien the rural, poor Southern upbringing is from my own middle class East Coast background. I had a distinct sense of “you know, for as much as these books make me dream of the South, I will never fit in there.

Bragg’s memoir is also excellent as concerns his momma, whom he writes about with such love and tenderness that it’s hard not to see her from his adoring perspective.