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Terry Barr

South Carolina Author                          Memoir

 Terry Barr grew up in the town of Bessemer, Alabama, a town characterized by its strange Southern richness. As a kid following his mother around the grocery store, whenever they’d pass a wire bin full of kids’ books, he’d ask her to buy him one, and she always would. She wouldn’t always buy him candy, but always books. This began his love of reading fiction and nonfiction, and this love has only grown with his writing Southern richness. 

Now teaching a variety of courses from Southern Film and Modern Novel to, naturally, Creative Nonfiction at Presbyterian College in Clinton, S.C., Barr finds influence for his writing daily during his classes.

"In We Might As Well Eat, Terry Barr’s second book of prose non-fiction, he is so effective and engaging with his use of the familiar essay that readers will find themselves wanting to join in with the other side of the conversation. However, this volume is more than just inviting. It is also filled with hard-earned courageous truths and a self-awareness far more keen than one ordinarily encounters." –Tim Peeler author of Checking Out and Wild in the Strike Zone