Rainbow Pie: A Redneck Memoir

Rainbow Pie: A Redneck Memoir, by Joe Bageant ($11.53)

Joe Bageant recently passed away. He was an aging left-winger, who wrote about red-neck America, the poor white class, and I loved his stuff.  Here is one of the last articles that he wrote. — rls

Amazon: Set between 1950 and 1963, this coming-of-age memoir discusses one of America’s most taboo subjects—social class. Combining recollection, accounts, and analysis, this book leans on Maw, Pap, Ony Mae, and other members of this rambunctious Scots–Irish family to chronicle the often-heartbreaking post-war journey of 22 million rural Americans into the cities, where they became the foundation of a permanent white underclass. Telling the stories of the gun-owning, uninsured, underemployed white tribes inhabiting America’s heartlands, this record offers an intimate look at what was lost in the orchestrated post-war shift from an agricultural to an urban consumer society.

About the Author

Joe Bageant is a columnist and political commentator who writes for international newspapers and magazines and has appeared on US national public radio and the BBC. He is the author of Deer Hunting with Jesus, which is being developed as a dramatic television series in America.

This is a memorial for Joe by a friend.

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