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All Over but the Shoutin'

in: Memoirs

The memoir recounts the author's impoverished childhood in Alabama, his turbulent relationship with his alcoholic father, and his deep bond with his hardworking mother who struggled to provide for her family. It also traces his journey from a hardscrabble life to becoming a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, while reflecting on themes of family, resilience, and the American South.

Key points:

1. Poverty: The book is Rick Bragg's memoir about growing up poor in the South, dealing with lack of education, alcoholism, and domestic violence.

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