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Carolyn Sue Dickens

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  • River of Time

  • My Descent into Depression and How I Emerged with Hope
  • By: Naomi Judd, Marcia Wilkie
  • Narrated by: Naomi Judd, Carolyn Cook
  • Length: 9 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 99
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 89
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 89

The world knows Naomi Judd as one of the most successful and best-loved country music stars ever. What the world hasn't known - until now - is that after her 2010 and 2011 North American tour with Wynonna, Naomi fell into a debilitating and terrifying depression that seemingly came out of nowhere. Just months after the successful tour ended, Naomi truly believed she had every reason to end her life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Must-Read Memoir

  • By Pauley on 12-20-17

Geez

Overall
1 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-24-17

Poorly written, ramblings that seem to say little in the end. The River of Time has not been good to Naomi's writing ability.

  • White Trash

  • The 400-Year Untold History of Class in America
  • By: Nancy Isenberg
  • Narrated by: Kirsten Potter
  • Length: 15 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,835
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 2,549
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,522

In White Trash, Nancy Isenberg upends assumptions about America's supposedly class-free society. Poor whites were central to the rise of the Republican Party in the early 19th century, and the Civil War itself was fought over class issues nearly as much as it was fought over slavery. Reconstruction pitted poor white trash against newly freed slaves, which factored in the rise of eugenics. These poor were at the heart of New Deal reforms and LBJ's Great Society; they haunt us in reality TV shows like Here Comes Honey Boo Boo and Duck Dynasty.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 400 Year Head Start Squandered

  • By Virgil on 10-11-16

THEY DIDN'T HAVE A CHANCE

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-24-17

Extremely interesting, BUT, lacks a personal connection to the white trash, hillbillies and red necks, of whom I belong. The message of the book just sociologically lays there in rhetorical pile.
I longfor gutsy outcry to today's members of the white trash community, tied up with a bow in the final chapter, but it never happened
Hopefully, another book will follow incorporating the human element. But, for now, I feel depressed and my heart aches, realizing that truly, the poor folks of WV, MS, KY, etc. , just simply didn't have a chance. Ever!