What are you reading today? Go to Goodreads and become our friend there and suggest books for us to read and post on. Did you know you can shop directly on Amazon by clicking the Amazon Banner on our blog? Thanks for stopping by today; We will see you tomorrow. Have a great day. Sep 07, Alexander Devereux rated it it was amazing. About the Author, Alexander Devereux Alexander Devereux overcame epilepsy at birth, dyslexia, and poverty to graduate from college and become a highly successful professional.
An ordained minister, he works in the administrative field of higher education.
Devereux is at work on his second book, a follow-up to Gar Fish and Long Gravy. He lives in Atlanta. Growing up poor in the small town of Vicksburg, Miss. But there was no lack of remarkable personalities, ea About the Author, Alexander Devereux Alexander Devereux overcame epilepsy at birth, dyslexia, and poverty to graduate from college and become a highly successful professional.
Meet Granmama Lia', whose hard-won wisdom on life, love--and mistresses--is dispensed to in her kitchen to her beloved grandson, sometimes over Johnny Walker Black. Full trade discount at: Jun 30, For more information, visit http: This book was obviously written for everyday people trying to live a life worthy of living. It is funny, shocking, insightful, heart wrenching, and joyful all at the same time. It pulls at your heartstrings; makes you cry; sparks your anger and show you how to heal.
The characters are very well developed and it puts you in the mood of a down home feel. It tells the story of southern culture, the tale of truth and the ideology of living life. Its spiritual and mother love wisdom alone is a must have for any book collection. It is very well thought out, extremely well written and has the profound insight of an "old soul". I find its stories touch your heart and twist the mind keeping you hanging on every word excited and enthralled to find out what happens next. This book shows that life is not only meant to be lived to its fullest extent but it also is very much a part of our spiritual learning experience.
The best way to describe is "We are spiritual beings living a human experience in order to learn how to be more humane. What is Gar Fish and why does this look like a cookbook? Upon reading the first page, I was hooked. I could not put the book down. I was captivated because I found myself relating many of the characters to people in my own family and life.
Every page keeps the reader engaged in the action of the story and message of the chapter. I laughed till my side ached and cried a river of tears because this book is an emotional roller coaster ride. What I really love is how each chapter title is an actual quote from his grandmother. It is obvious the author poured his heart out in this work and he did an excellent job transferring his grandmother's wisdom to the written word. The book is unpredictable, when you think you know what is about to happen, it takes twist that you would have never expected.
This book is profoundly disturbing and alarming insightful. I would recommend this book to anyone who loves to read and loves a terrific story line. Nov 10, Jael rated it liked it. Think back to age 9 or Most of your friends were probably your own age. You worried about who would be your friend and who wouldn't, how much homework you had, getting allowance money from your parents, and all sorts of other nonsense. You probably weren't exchanging life lessons with each other, you were living in the moment.
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Growing up in Vicksburg, Miss. Looking at that in today's worl Think back to age 9 or Looking at that in today's world that might seem strange, but in our grandparents' era it was probably pretty normal. Devereux came from a time when everyone stuck with their own kind. The rich with the rich, and the poor with the poor. After all, why would you want to be with people who aren't like you? But Devereux saw differently. I was the good in the businessman and the good in the thug that fixed his car. I saw the good in the affluent and the good in their servants.
I knew nothing of any of the titles and positions established by my family. I didn't know of anything but love. A lot of Devereux's time at age 9 was spent in the kitchens of his great-grandmamma and grandmamma Lia as a Northerner, I'm resisting the urge to write great-grandmother , basking in the aromas of the food they cooked.
Food that was cooked with love, something I can relate to. We all know there is a difference to food that isn't cooked with love -- it's terrible. From Grandmamma, Devereux learned how to tough it out even in difficult circumstances. His Granddaddy was a creature of habit, he always wore dress attire and had to have the same breakfast everyday.
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And without fail he was verbally abusive to Lia. But grandmamma Lia came from a time when women didn't divorce, you found a way to deal with it. While Devereux didn't agree with how grandmamma Lia dealt with her life, he got the message. Peaches, 60, was another sage adversary. She saw his potential, and made sure he knew it every time they spoke.
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It's hard to see or comprehend your future potential at age 9, but he knew it would come true. Peaches' words were the true wisdom of the ages. To get the free app, enter mobile phone number.
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Devereux's view of "Southern Morality and wisdom". I bought the book on a whim and now feel it was more like a pre-ordained step toward spiritual growth and personal understanding. Alexander Devereux's open confession of raw emotion, love toward those people in his childhood that dried his tears, advised him with vintage truths that are basic to the human soul; touched me deeply and changed me for the better. No matter where you are from, or which road you are taking in your walk of life, "Gar Fish and Long Gravy: Memoirs of Southern Sensibility" will speak a truth you will identify with.
It is in our hearts, minds and souls that "all men are created equal" But it is the open minds and the open mouths of the south that the sensibilities are still alive and well. This book is a must read for everyone.
As a reader with a BA in Anthropology I was forever touched. It is a short book, but a very good account of a poor man growing up in Mississippi. Part is hard to read about his abuse. Author Alexander Devereux takes you into his life and the experiences that truly helped shape him into the person that he is today.
With himself firmly established he is now sharing those lessons with others so that we will continue to appreciate the blessings that we have each day. It's insightful and full of humor and life lessons, but at the end of the day it is a book about how a man from ordinary circumstances was able to do extraordinary things. What an easy and exciting read that flowed through my fingers! Alexander gets you right into the story from the start, and believe me, you won't want to put it down.
I was actually upset when it ended, thinking, "give me more! Some of those insights 1.
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Faith - how important it is to believe that what you desire is possible and on the way to you without any doubt. Belief - how what you believe creates your experience 3. Abundance - there is an unlimited abundance within life and it takes the perception of this to fully have it manifested in one's life These are just a few but it also brings up the "old" belief that it wasn't ok to get a divorce where people stayed with someone, even though they were abused and unhappy, because of this.
I was rooting and cheering for the union of the ones that truly did love and complement each other, though what they followed prevented them from being with one another. This book is a beautiful tapestry, weaving together all the parts of our divine essence that make us the same while honoring and bringing to light how essential the unique differences are. As we recognize and respect each other for who we are, we add more colors to the rainbow, the whole.
Such a comforting and inspiring journey, riding along the words of these pages.