Monday, April 4, 2011

We Be Big - The Review

We Be Big: The Mostly True Story of How Two Kids from Calhoun County, Alabama, Became Rick and Bubba was a decent read. I enjoy biographies and decided to give this one a try.

I have to say upfront that I don't listen to much radio and therefore don't know a lot about Rick and Bubba. I've heard of them and have heard parts of their shows but that's about it. I do read a lot and know what grabs my attention and overall this is a 3 out of 5.

Lots and lots of talk about how hard they've worked, food, and how they have always broken the rules. I'm sure that's all true. They have obviously worked very hard and their fans must be pretty rabid. I'm sure their radio show must be a hoot but the book is not. It's not bad. I actually enjoyed reading it but it just didn't grab me.

I recently read a biography of the great acoustic guitar player Tony Rice called "Tony Rice - Still Inside". It was written in a way that really got into the life of who Tony Rice was and what makes him tick. You could read that book and have a good insight into the career of Tony Rice. It's a read again book.

"We Be Big" did not grab me in the same way. I know more about Rick and Bubba but I didn't walk away feeling like I really knew them.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the BookSneeze®.com book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.

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