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    The New York Times Company | Wes Enzinna | 5/16/12 | 19 min
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    • bill
      Top reader of all timeScoutScribe
      1 month ago

      Time for time travel!! This was published in 2012, but it's oh-so-relevant today. The author is Wes Enzinna @wesenzinna who also wrote Gimme Shelter, a personal essay about the housing crisis in the Bay Area, one of the all-time top performing articles on Readup and one of my personal favs.

      This is an excellent portrait of rural USA, a legit Grapes of Wrath scenario with an extra dose of toxic environmental apocalypse. It really drops you right in the middle of nowhere. I felt like I was right there with Wes and Della, smoking cigs on the porch.

      • Alexa
        Top reader this weekScoutScribe
        1 month ago

        wowwww, I'm really digging this old article excavation you're onto lately Bill. This one was fascinating. I wonder where Della and her hubs are today

        • bill
          Top reader of all timeScoutScribe
          1 month ago

          Me too. Wes would know, I’m sure. He should write a followup.