Rick Bragg’s memoirs offer a number of themes and topic areas that you may wish to explore, such as alcoholism, rural poverty, memoir writing and Southern culture.

Here are books, local organizations, articles, and websites related to themes and topics in the books.

Reality Gap: Alcohol, Drugs, and Sex: What Parents Don't Know and Teens Aren't Telling  by Stephen WallaceSeven Weeks to Safe Social Drinking: How to Effectively Moderate Your Alcohol Intake by D. J. CornettThe Art of Moderation: An Alternative to Alcoholism by John MichaelNo More Letting Go: The Spirituality of Taking Action Against Alcoholism and Drug Addiction by Debra JayLast Call: Alcoholism and Recovery  by Jack HedblomUnderage Drinking by Noel Merino
Child Abuse by William DudleyJustice Denied: What America Must Do to Protect Its Children by Marci HamiltonThe Encyclopedia of Child Abuse by Robin ClarkStolen Tomorrows: Understanding and Treating Women's Childhood Sexual Abuse by Steven LevenkronTo Catch a Predator: Protecting Your Kids from Online Enemies Already in Your Home by Chris HansenThe Unhappy Child: What Every Parent Needs to Know by Kenneth Condrell
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya AngelouDream Not of Other Worlds: Teaching in a Segregated Elementary School,1970 by Huston DiehlGrits Friends Are Forevah: A Southern-Style Celebration of Women by Deborah Ford
A Painted House by John GrishamAmerican Pictures: A Personal Journey Through the American Underclass by Jacob HoldtThe Geography of American Poverty: Is There a Need for Place-Based Policies by Mark PartridgeRural Crime and Poverty: Violence, Drugs, and Other Issues by Jean FordRural Dimensions of Welfare Reform by Bruce WeberThe Dispossessed: America's Underclasses from the Civil War to the Present by Jacqueline Jones