The Iron Range has found its voice in Aaron Brown. The kid with Coke-bottle glasses who was raised in a trailer next to his parents' junkyard has grown up to write a ferocious, loving anthem to his home region. Historical, political, deeply personal, Overburden is rich with details but sizzles with narrative drive. Oddly enough--or maybe not--Brown, as author, has all the qualities we look for in a great hockey player: guts and heart, vision, skills, and speed. Rangers will see themselves in this book. Outsiders will be stung by envy.- Barton Sutter, Minnesota book award winning author of Cold Comfort --Red Step Press
About the Author
Aaron J. Brown is a writer, community college instructor, and political organizer from northern Minnesota s Mesabi Iron Range. He writes a weekly column for the Hibbing Daily Tribune and weekly commentaries for 91.7 KAXE, Northern Community Radio, in Grand Rapids, MN. Brown grew up on a family-owned salvage yard, graduated from Cherry High School, and holds bachelor s and master s degrees in Communication from the University of Wisconsin at Superior. He lives in Itasca County with his wife Christina, sons Henry, Douglas, and George, and a loud, barking dog Molly. He is the founder and editor of the Iron Range s fastest-growing news and commentary blog, MinnesotaBrown.com.