My Southern Journey
Rick Bragg

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Narrated By: Rick Bragg

Duration: 8 hours and 43 minutes

What to expect

From celebrated New York Times bestselling author and winner of the Pulitzer Prize, Rick Bragg, comes a poignant and wryly funny collection of essays on life in the South.

Keenly observed and written with his insightful and deadpan sense of humor, Bragg explores enduring Southern truths about home, place, spirit, table, and the regions’ varied geographies, including his native Alabama, Cajun country, and the Gulf Coast. Everything is explored, from regional obsessions with college football and fishing, to mayonnaise and spoonbread, to the simple beauty of a fish on the hook.

Collected from over a decade of his writing, with many never-before-published essays written specifically for this edition, My Southern Journey is an entertaining and engaging listen, especially for Southerners (or Southerners at heart) and anyone who appreciates great writing.

Genre

Literary essays, Anthologies: general

Listen to a sample

“Rick Bragg says Southern storytellers speak as if they’re slowly chewing each word, savoring the sound and meaning. And that’s just the way he presents this collection of his published essays. His presentation isn’t labored or slow just for effect. It’s just this tale spinner’s way of presenting the story, neither too slow nor too fast…written for the ear as well as the eye. His use of metaphor and rich descriptions comes across especially effectively when spoken. The topics cover Southern life, particularly family and everyday activities. Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award.”

AudioFile

“Full of homespun philosophy and reflection, the seventy-two short essays in this collection from Pulitzer winner Bragg present a paean to his Southern roots…Each essay is steeped in personal memories and experiences and most are infectiously funny…full of down-to-earth insights.”

Publishers Weekly

“The collection offers sweet vignettes laced with just enough sly humor to give the reader insights into the Southern places, geography, and rituals in which Bragg has lived and worked and the people, family, friends, and readers he has loved.”