“My Southern Journey: True Stories from the Heart of the South”
Author: Rick Bragg
Publisher: Oxmoor House, Time Inc. Books
Price: $27.95 (Hardcover)
Rick Bragg’s last book, his best-selling biography of Jerry Lee Lewis, was an exhausting enterprise. Bragg spent two summers interviewing Lewis, researched widely, and in the writing—476 pages—had the struggle of presenting Lewis’ drinking, drug use, multiple marriages and generally violent nature in a text that was accurate and fair and still readable and pleasing in the Rick Bragg style.