All Over but the Shoutin’ Chapters 23-25 Summary & Analysis

Rick Bragg

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All Over but the Shoutin’ Chapters 23-25 Summary & Analysis

Chapter 23 Summary: Paradise 

In Chapter 23, Bragg moves forward with the story of his career, telling us about his move to Florida to write for the St. Petersburg Times, then “consistently, year after year, one of the top ten newspapers in America” (174).  There he covered southwest Florida, including the Everglades, and got to write a story he considered a “dream come true:  They sent me to cover an alligator hunt” (177). 

Bragg also covers a truly tragic story about Siamese twins who die.  He learns that for him, journalistic objectivity is “impossible” In cases like this one. 

Chapter 24 Summary: Miami, in madness 

In this chapter, Bragg’s assignment changes so that he is covering Miami, which is a reporter’s dream town because so much exciting and terrible news originates there.  He goes with a reporter friend to cover a riot in a black neighborhood and faces danger and fear unlike anything…

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