Bacon on the Bookshelf

Savory picks for the free range reader

June 19, 2016
by jenniferpuryear

The World’s Largest Man

Book Title: The World's Largest Man

I picked up a paperback off the Father’s Day table for myself.  The World’s Largest Man is Harrison Scott Key’s comic tale of growing up in Mississippi with his larger-than-life father – a hot-tempered hunter, gun-lover, and football coach.  Key, inheriting his mother’s schoolteacher genes, grew up interested in books and sock puppets.  Much of the tenderness in his memoir – as well as the humor …

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October 6, 2015
by jenniferpuryear

Southern Festival of Books: Harrison Scott Key on Sock Puppets, Contact Sports, and a Southern Childhood

Book Title: The World's Largest Man

Harrison Scott Key describes his memoir The World’s Largest Man as “a true story about what it’s like to be related to insane people from Mississippi.”  “As a boy, the author was partial to sock puppets, calligraphy, and poems tapped out on an electric typewriter.  Even so, “Pop” attempted to teach his son all the necessary outdoor skills so important to a growing boy, including …

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