Overburden: Modern Life on the Iron Rangeby Aaron Brown
The culture of Minnesota's Iron Range is transforming before the eyes of its inhabitants. Nowhere is this change captured better than in Aaron Brown's book Overburden. As a columnist for the Hibbing Daily Tribune and a father of three boys, Aaron is one of a rare breed of "modern" Iron Rangers who are stepping away from the blue collar work of their parents and striving to find a place in a growing economy of creativity and development. Brown delves into the history and mystery surrounding the Iron Range to explore the region's mystique and create a stunning and often hilarious biography of a people and a place he has called home nearly his entire life.
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This awesome book just won the Northeastern Minnesota Book Award for Creative Non Fiction/Memoir!
If you like a Bill Bryson-type humor, you'll love Aaron Brown's book. This book is basically a memoir of a place, the Iron Range of Minnesota. I laughed out loud, but I also walked away with a new perspective on rural/industrial areas and towns that grew up through a particular industry (mining) but are learning to survive after the boom ended. Mostly, though, it is just fun to read.