Bragg’s voice is as rich as ever as he finds fresh ways of telling stories both hilarious and poignant ... little jewels on family, faith, food and Fords. Bragg’s Alabama roots especially shine through when he writes about his family, and oh how we love hearing about his family ... Bragg balances the quaint by dipping his toe into current events—something he has typically shied away from in his writing ... In lighter, more mouthwatering chapters, Bragg reveals himself to be a heck of a food writer ... vintage Bragg: comforting, thought-provoking and as heartfelt as it gets.
Reading a Rick Bragg book is like sitting down with an old friend --- a cantankerous and frequently funny old friend ... His diehard fans will revel in revisiting their favorites, while newcomers will enjoy his wit and wisdom and his insight on a wide range of seemingly ordinary topics ... The genius of Bragg’s storytelling is his ability to spin a yarn that most people will connect with in some way regardless of where they grew up. While he writes about the South, his stories touch on universal themes ... the perfect mix of humor and storytelling, and will delight and enthrall readers of all ages. Upon reaching the final page, some may find themselves immediately starting the book over again (which is what this reviewer did).