Rick Bragg
My Southern Journey: True Stories from the Heart of the South

My Southern Journey: True Stories from the Heart of the South

This is one of the best things I've ever listened to—which I did NOT expect from an essay collection. Bragg reads 70-ish pieces of his nonfiction work, most of which have been previously published. Some are just a few minutes long; the longest runs for about fifteen. He covers A LOT of ground: football, fishing, book tour, his mama's cornbread, wardrobe concerns, New Orleans cuisine, natural disasters. These stories are compact, wistful, funny, and poignant. So good.

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The Best Cook in the World: Tales from My Momma’s Southern Table

The Best Cook in the World: Tales from My Momma’s Southern Table

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You all had been telling me to listen to Rick Bragg read his own work for years, and I finally did last summer. Now, I get it: My Southern Journey was the best thing I've listened to in a good long while, and maybe, ever—which I did NOT expect from an essay collection. In it, he covered a lot of ground, including his mama's cornbread and southern cuisine. Here is his latest collection, a tribute to the south and his family in the form of stories and recipes. Bragg's writing is wistful, funny, and poignant. SO GOOD. Add the Audible whispersync narration to this ebook collection to listen to him read this part cookbook, part memoir.

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Where I Come From: Stories from the Deep South

Where I Come From: Stories from the Deep South

From the publisher: "From the best-selling, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of All over but the Shoutin' and The Best Cook in the World, a collection of his irresistible columns from Southern Living and Garden & GunA collection of wide-ranging and endearingly personal columns by the celebrated author, newspaper columnist, and Pulitzer Prize winner Rick Bragg, culled from his best-loved pieces in Southern Living and Garden & Gun. From his love of Tupperware ("My Affair with Tupperware") to the decline of country music, from the legacy of Harper Lee to the metamorphosis of the pickup truck, the best way to kill fire ants, the unbridled excess of Fat Tuesday, and why any self-respecting Southern man worth his salt should carry a good knife, Where I Come From is an ode to the stories and the history of the Deep South, written with tenderness, wit, and deep affection - a book that will be treasured by fans old and new."

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