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ONE HELL OF A STORY

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by beeranyone, May 28, 2009.

  1. beeranyone

    beeranyone New Member

    Get your Kleenex ready. Skip Hollandsworth knocks one out of the park.

    http://www.texasmonthly.com/2009-05-01/feature2.php
     
  2. Jesus_Muscatel

    Jesus_Muscatel Active Member

    I don't have time to read it all now but Hollandsworth's a helluva writer.
     
  3. poindexter

    poindexter Well-Known Member

    Wow. I am speechless. I have nothing to say that wouldn't be a cliche.

    Click on the link at the end of the story for "more pictures".
     
  4. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    That mag's good for one story a month that makes my subscription worth three times what I'm paying.
     
  5. sbordow

    sbordow New Member

    That is an incredibly well-written story. I don't know Skip but what a job he did. He didn't over-write it, which would be so tempting. He let the story breathe and by the end I felt like I intimately knew each member of the family. Simply a terrific piece of journalism.
     
  6. BitterYoungMatador2

    BitterYoungMatador2 Well-Known Member

    If you don't read that and tear up at least once, you're not human.
     
  7. Angola!

    Angola! Guest

    Holy shit.

    Now that is a fucking magazine story.

    Great read.
     
  8. pseudo

    pseudo Active Member

    I kept it together until the middle of Page 5, and the scene between the two brothers ... then, no way, nohow.

    I suspect Mr. Hollandsworth would say it's about telling the story, not winning prizes, but I look forward to seeing this on the list for next year's National Magazine Awards.
     
  9. BitterYoungMatador2

    BitterYoungMatador2 Well-Known Member

    My grip started to slip when the Mom started asking to live just one day longer than her son. And it's starting to slip again just typing about it.
     
  10. Dirk Legume

    Dirk Legume Active Member

    Unbelievable.

    What that woman went through. What that family went through.

    Amazing story, and I am glad someone took the time to tell it.
     
  11. Killick

    Killick Well-Known Member

    Jesus, did it get dusty in here. Really dusty. A couple of times.
     
  12. Andy _ Kent

    Andy _ Kent Member

    Thanks for posting this story beer. Your title is very appropriate. I had to stop a few times to tend to my 5-year-old son, and then he asked me why I was crying. I didn't know what to tell him other than I loved him and that I would always be there for him. Those words have new meaning after reading this.
     
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