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Queen of the Turtle Derby and Other Southern Phenomena

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In classic Dixie storytelling fashion, with a rare blend of literary elegance and plainspoken humor, the inimitably charming, staunchly Southern Julia Reed wends her way below the Mason-Dixon line and observes many phenomena- from politics, religion, and women to weather, guns, and what she calls “drinking and other Southern pursuits.” To hear Reed tell it, the South is another country. She builds an entertaining and persuasive case, using as examples everything from its unfathomable codes of conduct to its disciplined fashion sense. And then there is Southern food, which is an entire world apart: Gumbo, grits, greens, and, of course, fried chicken make memorable appearances in Reeds essays, which will amuse, delight, and even explain a thing or two to baffled Yankees everywhere.

Synopsis:

In classic Dixie storytelling fashion, Reed winds her way through the South--from politics, religion, and women to weather, pestilence, guns, and what she calls "drinking and other Southern pursuits"--with a rare blend of literary elegance and plainspoken humor.

About the Author

JULIA REED grew up in Greenville, Mississippi. She is senior writer at Vogue and a contributing editor at Newsweek. She also writes for The New York Times Magazine, among other publications. Reed divides her time between New Orleans and New York City.

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780812973617
Author:
Reed, Julia
Publisher:
Random House Trade
Author:
Reed, Julia
Subject:
Social life and customs
Subject:
Essays
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
Civilization
Subject:
United States - South - General
Subject:
Southern states
Subject:
Southern States Social life and customs.
Subject:
Anthologies-Essays
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20050431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
8.10x5.24x.53 in. .39 lbs.

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