Here we reproduce, quote from, or link to newspaper or magazine profiles of Andrew McDowd Secrest, author of Curses and Blessings: Life and Evolution in the 20th Century South.
Zeal and honesty mark life of retired journalist Words tripped seamlessly out of the mouth of Andrew McDowd Secrest while his dog, a boxer named Camilla Parker-Bowles, pranced past him through the kitchen squeaking her rubber ball with enthusiastic chomps. The nuances of Secrest’s life as a retired journalist and university professor may be overlooked at times today, but many childhood and adult details in his recently published book, “Curses and Blessings,” published by AuthorHouse, were captured for all to read. The memoir came tumbling out of him the way he speaks — in a stream. For the rest of this story, on the Chapel Hill News web site, click.