Author: Rick Bragg

Genre: Humor/Non-Fiction

Publisher: Knopf

Publication Date: October 27, 2020

Book Description: 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 & Gun

A 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.

Rating: 4 Stars

Mini-Review: This is my first book by Rick Bragg. I have to admit I had no idea what to expect when I got an ARC of this book, but I was pleasantly surprised.

This is a non-fiction humor book written about what it is like to grow up and live in the south. It covers topics from sports, food, traffic, family and many others. Many times I found myself laughing so hard being that I have lived in the south in the past.

If you read a lot by Bragg, this content might not be new to you, as these are essays that were written in the last 8 years or so, for this collection. For a newbie like me, it was the perfect introduction to his writing.

Thank you NetGalley and Knopf for an Advanced Reader’s Copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

Posted by:Lauren A.

You really can say I am an obsessed reader as I read 200-300 books per year. I love Literary Fiction, Memoirs (I don't really care what kind), Mysteries and Thrillers. Once in awhile I will thrown in some YA and Romance. When I am not reading, I am a Sales Engineer for a software company, and I take care of my three cats with my husband. I love music, which my college degree is in. Looking forward to share my thoughts on all things reading.

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