Rick Bragg
Rick Bragg

Rick Bragg

Rick Bragg is the author of twelve books, including the best-selling Ava's Man and All Over but the Shoutin'. He writes a monthly column for Southern Living, teaches writing at the University of Alabama, and is also a regular contributor to Garden & Gun magazine. He lives in Alabama.
We have a lot of icons here in the South, but their legacies are not so universally esteemed.
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Dispatches from a writer on another planet.
A slice of pie and better times ahead.
As the shoppers rush home with their treasures, I'll stay out of the fray.
Giving thanks to medical workers for treating us better than we deserve.
It may be a toss-up whether we'll be able to kick off the regular season, but we've always got a sporting chance
The bane of fishermen and blackberry pickers alike, chiggers will drive you mad
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While the seasons may whirl around like June bugs, memories remain.
How do you tell one of the most gregarious, social people on the planet to pull together, but apart?
The bane of fishermen and blackberry pickers alike, chiggers will drive you mad
While the seasons may whirl around like June bugs, memories remain.
How do you tell one of the most gregarious, social people on the planet to pull together, but apart?
Why alligator fritters are no longer on the menu.
Southern diners, where the gossip's as hot as the biscuits—and the wisdom is just gravy.
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A long-overdue thank-you to the hardest-working man I ever knew.
After avoiding the buy-one, get-one free-for-all, I might just break into the crowds.
The true soul of the South can't be slapped on a bumper sticker.
Every summer, an extraordinary event hits the waters of Mobile Bay, but you better get up early to catch it.
It ain't easy mothering Mama 
Why my know-it-all truck is giving me an inferiority complex
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There's nothing better than a good meat 'n' three
One cold-weather pastime I'll never understand
Visions of luaus, ukuleles, and Elvis will forever dance in my head
How any Scrooge can find joy in Dickens
Rick Bragg wants to make Saturdays in the South a little friendlier
Playing with the Devil at a Mississippi casino.
The perils and pitfalls of a day at the beach