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With his bestselling All Over but the Shoutin'', Rick Bragg gave us memorable stories of his own childhood. In Somebody Told Me, he offers the best of his work as a Pulitzer-Prize winning journalist writing the remarkable stories of others.

For twenty years, Bragg has focused his efforts on the common man. So while some of these stories are about people whose names we know-such as Susan Smith, the South Carolina mother who drowned her two sons-most are people whose names we''ve never heard, people who have survived tornadoes and swamps, racism and bombs. In incisive, unadorned prose that is nonetheless strikingly beautiful, these pieces rise above journalism to become literature and show the triumph of the human spirit.

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"The stories in Somebody Told Me are so unbelievably good, they will burn a hole in your bookshelf."
-- St. Petersburg Times

"[E]loquent... memorable... [E]ngages us as readers and poignantly conveys the impact of small and large events on everyday life."
-- The New York Times Book Review

"He''s one of the vital voices in contemporary American writing."
--Willie Morris

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With his bestselling All Over but the Shoutin'', Rick Bragg gave us memorable stories of his own childhood. In Somebody Told Me, he offers the best of his work as a Pulitzer-Prize winning journalist writing the remarkable stories of others.
For twenty years, Bragg has focused his efforts on the common man. So while some of these stories are about people whose names we know-such as Susan Smith, the South Carolina mother who drowned her two sons-most are people whose names we''ve never heard, people who have survived tornadoes and swamps, racism and bombs. In incisive, unadorned prose that is nonetheless strikingly beautiful, these pieces rise above journalism to become literature and show the triumph of the human spirit.

About the Author

Rick Bragg''s memoir Ava''s Man will be published by Knopf in August 2001. He lives in New Orleans, Louisiana, and just outside Jacksonville, Alabama.

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Fran
5.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
One who listens.
Reviewed in the United States on September 29, 2020
All of Rick Bragg''s books deserve five stars. It''s the reason everything he writes occupies my book shelves. While the stories in "Somebody Told Me" gave us heartache, there are certainly life lessons to learn although we''re very cognizant that life can be extremely unfair... See more
All of Rick Bragg''s books deserve five stars. It''s the reason everything he writes occupies my book shelves. While the stories in "Somebody Told Me" gave us heartache, there are certainly life lessons to learn although we''re very cognizant that life can be extremely unfair and unjust things happen to good people. At the same time good people sometimes use very bad judgment resulting in giving fellow human beings extreme sadness. It takes a special person to listen to these stories with his heart as the author of this book does. Newspaper stories are not all horrendous and upsetting. There is some humor and that''s the reasons we keep on reading.
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April444
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Rick Bragg has become our favorite author/journalist. The way he describes events transports you ...
Reviewed in the United States on July 19, 2018
Rick Bragg has become our favorite author/journalist. The way he describes events transports you to where he is. In this book, a compilation of his New York Times articles, his poignant telling of stories about people that need to be told touches the heart and soul. He... See more
Rick Bragg has become our favorite author/journalist. The way he describes events transports you to where he is. In this book, a compilation of his New York Times articles, his poignant telling of stories about people that need to be told touches the heart and soul. He writes of people and places and events that we may, otherwise, never know about, but should be made aware of. Resiliency of the human spirit is the heart of this book and it is well worth reading.
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Sally Schlatter
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"Somebody Told Me About Rick Bragg"
Reviewed in the United States on April 21, 2016
I would read anything Rick Bragg wrote, even if he wrote it on toilet paper. I subscribe to Southern Living Magazine because Rick has an article each month. His words and and his manner of "speaking" cause me to feel like I''m living the story with him. When he... See more
I would read anything Rick Bragg wrote, even if he wrote it on toilet paper. I subscribe to Southern Living Magazine because Rick has an article each month. His words and and his manner of "speaking" cause me to feel like I''m living the story with him. When he writes about his mom, she''s as real as though she''s sitting right beside me. Love his books!
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GSmith
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Disappointed
Reviewed in the United States on September 8, 2021
I miss chuckling at Rick’s humor, but this book is a reverse from his others. It’s not what I expected. I know reality can be cruel, sad, depressing, so I’m dragging through. It’s kind of like homework...
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Terry Y.
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Geat writing but depressing reading.
Reviewed in the United States on February 21, 2020
Introduced to Rick Bragg via his last page folksy articles in Southern Living Magazine. Have since read all his books about his family and growing up in the South. I even bought the his story/collection of his mother''s recipes. However, this book is a collection of his... See more
Introduced to Rick Bragg via his last page folksy articles in Southern Living Magazine. Have since read all his books about his family and growing up in the South. I even bought the his story/collection of his mother''s recipes. However, this book is a collection of his newspaper articles. He is an excellent writer, but the incidents he writes about are mostly tragic - not the content I was expecting.
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RichC
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More insite from Rick Bragg
Reviewed in the United States on July 7, 2013
My wife and I are big fans of Rick Bragg so I don''t know why we didn''t have this book before now. Rick has an amazing way of capturing and conveying to his readers the true essence of real people. These stories bring the reader an understanding and involvement in events... See more
My wife and I are big fans of Rick Bragg so I don''t know why we didn''t have this book before now. Rick has an amazing way of capturing and conveying to his readers the true essence of real people. These stories bring the reader an understanding and involvement in events and places that we may never experience or even think about during our lives. His appreciation of and love for ordinary people and how their lives are lived just touches us deeply. As we travel through this country and meet new people we have a different view of and respect for the things that make America truly the greatest nation that has ever existed.
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maggie florio
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Rick Bragg is my favorite author. He always makes me laugh
Reviewed in the United States on January 30, 2016
Rick Bragg is my favorite author. He always makes me laugh, makes me cry, makes me think about people & places I probably will never encounter.
He never disppoints. This book will be a keeper for my limited book shelf space.
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Gelsey
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Wonderful compilation
Reviewed in the United States on January 23, 2019
This is a marvelous compilation of both heartwarming and heartwrenching moments in recent history. All these narratives become personal at one point or another, and that’s due to the emotions laced into every sentence. Truly wonderful.
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