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Where I Come From: Stories from the Deep South

In this irresistible collection of wide-ranging and endearingly personal columns culled from his best-loved pieces in Southern Living and Garden & Gun, Pulitzer Prize–winning author Rick Bragg muses on everything from his love of Tupperware to the decline of country music; from the legacy of Harper Lee to the metamorphosis of the pickup truck; and from the best way to kill fire ants to why any self-respecting Southern man worth his salt should carry a good knife.
An ode to the stories and the history of the South, crackling with tenderness, wit and deep affection, WHERE I COME FROM celebrates “a litany of great talkers, blue-green waters, deep casseroles, kitchen-sink permanents, lying fishermen, haunted mansions, and dogs that never die, things that make this place more than a dotted line on a map or a long-ago failed rebellion, even if only in some cold-weather dream.” Evoking the beauty and the odd particularity of humble origins, Bragg's searching vision, generous humor and richly nuanced voice bring a place, a people and a world vividly to life.

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Where I Come From: Stories from the Deep South
by Rick Bragg

  • Publication Date: August 10, 2021
  • Genres: Essays, Humor, Nonfiction
  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Vintage
  • ISBN-10: 0593310802
  • ISBN-13: 9780593310809