This book is a deceptively easy read. The key to understanding the author is in each of the stories and we had to re-read the book to see the clever commentary. Look for the outlines.
This is a highly personal view of the "hillbilly" culture as described by someone who has achieved spectacularly beyond his culture's expectations. It is a viewpoint that is rarely found in literature and is moving for those who can empathize with the disruption and pain that a child growing up in that culture may experience.
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