Enjoyed a good visit with Rick Bragg at the Atlanta Press Club luncheon Nov. 13. Introduced him to Elizabeth Enney, the protagonist of my next book, and Mickey Goodman, southeastern president of ASJA.
Rick was in town promoting his new book about Jerry Lee Lewis. I learned more than I ever imagined about Jerry Lee, even that he’d married yet another time, this last one to a caregiver. Many years ago my brother-in-law brought Jerry Lee to play at Gadsden, AL, where our family lived, just about the time that Jerry Lee married his 13-year-old cousin.
Rick was best in talking off the cuff, in fact was almost poetic talking about the demise of the Democratic party in Alabama. I know it’s hard to think of poetry and politics, but Rick can make the mundane cry, bleed, wail, or dance. He’s just that good.