All Over but the Shoutin' - Study Guide Part III, Getting Even With Life, Chapters 34-42 Summary & Analysis

Rick Bragg
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Chapter thirty-four, "Gone South," takes Bragg to Atlanta. He notes that people in the South don't care for the New York Times. Bragg is challenged by covering his home for strangers and finds it odd to cover the Southern rich, who he finds boring. One of his best stories was written about a poor cleaning lady, Miss Oseola McCarty, who saved money her whole life until she was eighty-seven, then endowed a scholarship fund in Hattiesburg worth $150,000.

In the fall of 1994, Bragg moved to Atlanta. The city really wasn't very Southern but it was a good place. Bragg was rarely there and was often alone travelling around the South. When he got there, he kepts thinking about buying a house for his mother; he'd saved $40,000, but he regretted that it isn't...

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