Thursday, March 26, 2009

Kinston folks respond to Pressly's book

Kinston native Jaime Pressly, of "My Name is Earl" fame, has a book about her life on book store shelves now.

"it's not necessarily not the truth: Dreaming Bigger Than the Town You're From" is a "collection of stories about Pressly's life so far, in Kinston and Los Angeles, written for her young son Dezi," says the Kinston Free Press.

Folks in Pressly's hometown are responding to the book.

Laverne Burks of Kinston, Schreckengost's mother, said she thought it was well-written.

"It was more interesting probably because it was about local people, people I know or have known. I enjoyed it," she said.

Pressly said her family was extremely proud of her and the publication.

"They all loved the book," she said. "My aunt and uncles have sent the sweetest notes."

Jimmy Pressly, Jaime's father, said he thought it was pretty amazing.

"You don't think kids have these thoughts growing up, but she had big dreams, and never gave up on them," he said. ...

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