This book is not what I thought it was going to be, but better for it. It is a moving story of how Julian Van Winkle III saved the family business, and what really made “Pappy’s” the sensation it is.
Wright Thompson weaves in his own story with Julian’s, which is poignant at times and seems self-serving at others. It’s as if the book becomes more about catharsis for Wright Thompson than about the Van Winkle family and their story. Some of that emotion is appropriate - it’s about his dad and that connects to Julian’s dad and grandad - but then he goes political. Somehow he has to mention Trump in the book via talking about the 2016 election. Really? He is clearly linking those that support Trump to slavery that existed in America. It’s all the typical liberal handwringing. Why?
Mr Thompson: Tip - Not all conservatives are racist - very few are. Not all liberals are communists. More important, not everything is political! We create disunity by making it such.