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Patricia J. Taylor

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  • Deer Hunting with Jesus: Dispatches from America's Class War

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Joe Bageant
    • Narrated By Fred Stella
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (80)
    Performance
    (74)
    Story
    (72)

    After 30 years spent scratching together a middle-class life out of a “dirt poor” childhood, Joe Bageant moved back to his hometown of Winchester, Virginia, where he realized that his family and neighbors were the very people who carried George W. Bush to victory. That was ironic, because Winchester, like countless American small towns, is fast becoming the bedrock of a permanent underclass.

    Jim says: "Wake Up!"
    "Self-analysis of an American underclass"
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    If you could sum up Deer Hunting with Jesus: Dispatches from America's Class War in three words, what would they be?

    insightful irreverent compassionate


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Deer Hunting with Jesus: Dispatches from America's Class War?

    The image of the oxygen-tank-tethered woman who refused to quit singing her Patsy Cline karaoke, a woman whose health had been used up by her employers, became for me the icon of Scots-Irish/white-trash resistance to disposal by corporate-run America.


    Have you listened to any of Fred Stella???s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I don't think I have heard Fred Stella's reading before. I was a bit disconcerted by what I perceived as the inconsistency of his accent, which I suppose was to sound like Joe Bageant's.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    I was moved by Bageant's sense of loss when he realized that his old buddy no longer questioned the system that was impoverishing him.


    Any additional comments?

    It was sad to hear that Joe Bageant died recently. I hope his other writings will be made available on Audible.

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