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Rock and Roll Baby Names: Over 2,000 Music-Inspired Names, from Alison to Ziggy Paperback – April 3, 2012
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In 2006, my parents moved from Birmingham to Jackson, Mississippi, four hours further south and west. When I visited them, I always gravitated towards the bookstore, of course, and soon developed a fascination with Jackson's patron literary saint, Eudora Welty. I had read her books before, but being in the place that she wrote about and lived felt different to me. There was a connection between her home and her writing that was almost tangible in Jackson, particularly in the garden of her house that curators had lovingly restored. Before I knew it I was plotting visits to other author's homes in the South, trying to piece together a sense of the place I grew up from the fiction about it.
My book, South Toward Home, is about that journey. I visited Oxford, Mississippi to peer into William Faulkner's liquor cabinet and visit Larry Brown and Barry Hannah's fishing spot, and traveled down to New Orleans to hunt out clues of the place John Kennedy Toole wrote about in Confederacy of Dunces. I went to Georgia to talk to Harry Crews' family, and spent a day with the peacocks at Andalusia, Flannery O'Connor's farm.
For more about the book (and the events I'm speaking at!) visit margareteby.com
Top Customer Reviews
We were so tired of all the monotonous suggestions--Emma! Ian!--that had really no context other than that's what is "trending" at the moment, according to other soon-to-be Mommies and Daddies. So when we found this book it really resonated with us. Why not name our child something that has a special meaning to us, something that is connected to an artist that we are also connected to? So uniquely helpful for this important process!!
Highly recommended, to any future parents who are as blessed as us to have this opportunity to pick out a truly special name for our soon to be son or daughter!!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This was good...ultimately didn't provide us with the baby name, and was obviously missing some big ones (Layla?!) but a fun and interesting read.Published 5 months ago by SonOfJohn
This was no better than any other baby naming book. I re sold it right away...Published 17 months ago by Wicked Stepmother
Nice to mix it up from the GIANT name book I have at home. Also provides entertainment. The vast majority of the names are in a standard name book and others are just too absurd to... Read morePublished on November 17, 2013 by L.A. Mama