Rick Bragg, “My Southern Journey” (Time Inc Books, 2015)
Rick Bragg is known for semi-autobiographical writing about the South. And that’s what we have here. It’s a collection of pieces he’s written for a variety of magazines – Southern Living, Garden & Gun, & the like. Short but rich pieces that are of a people and a place. It’s writing to be savored, not rushed through.
I really don’t know how this collection will translate to people from other places. I found lots of resonance, but then my people are Southern and country. I don’t have a cluster of aunts like Bragg, but there are some, and it’s all close enough to home.
I enjoyed the hell out of this collection, & feel like I’ll have to read a few more of his books. But first I’ll need me a glass of tea & maybe a nice ham biscuit.