Back To Woolstock

Welcome to Woolstock - perhaps the strangest (and funniest) small town in America. Ride along as the author returns home to document the early, formative years of its most famous son. From vengeful birds and omnipresent okra to the milk dancing and the final concert debacle, Woolstock secures its reputation as a good place to be from as soon as you're old enough and able to escape. More

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Words: 25,520
Language: English
ISBN: 9781301590599
About Clay Reston

I learned to make letters at an early age. Words soon followed, and then came sentences and paragraphs. I found that by stringing a lot of those things together I could make books. And that's how it all started.

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Review by: Clive Hayward on March 28, 2013 : (no rating)
Is there a town as bad as Woolstock, where the birds poop on every car, every day, where okra is served for every meal & where the only good thing to come out of it is Marvis Jedd, "The Man in Dark Brown", local singing star who disappeared after attempting to perform a disasterous concert in his home town ?

Clay Reston, a native of Woolstock, left the town, vowing never to return, yet returns "home" to answer the burning question:

"What happened to The Man in Dark Brown"?

And in doing so provides a very well written account of his time in Woolstock, gathering information to write his book.

I was enthralled with the detail Mr. Reston added regarding the local residents, far too many to single out, & the general ambiance of the town as a whole, or should that be a hole?

"Woolstock" is well worth a read, Clay Reston is certainly a painter of " mind pictures", & I can thoroughly recommend the book as a vivid portrait of small town America.

I would like to vist Woolstock, if only to see if it's as bad as Mr. Reston says it is.

I'm sure he's right, he was born there !!
(reviewed within a week of purchase)

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