An Outsider’s Odyssey Through “My Little Town”
D.B. Tipmore came to a small town in central Alabama, because he wanted to make it his home.
Moving into Marion, Alabama - home to a few thousand people - he knew he would be an outsider in more ways than one: as a white Northerner, a journalist with bylines in The Village Voice and national magazines - and an administrator in higher education.
He tells his story about his years in Marion, culture shocks and all - as the town of “Lovelady” in “My Little Town: A Pilgrim’s Portrait of a Uniquely Southern Place,” published by NewSouth Books.
He spoke with us from where he now calls home - Selma, Alabama - about a half hour’s drive away from the town.