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An Outsider’s Odyssey Through “My Little Town”

Part of the cover for “My Little Town”
NewSouth Books

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.

D.B. Tipmore
Credit NewSouth Books
D.B. Tipmore

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.



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