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The Southerner's Handbook: A Guide to Living the Good Life
     

The Southerner's Handbook: A Guide to Living the Good Life

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by Garden & Gun
 

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Whether you live below the Mason Dixon Line or just wish you did, The Southerner’s Handbook is your guide to living the good life. Curated by the editors of the award-winning Garden & Gun magazine, this compilation of more than 100 instructional and narrative essays offers a comprehensive tutorial to modern-day life in the South

Overview

Whether you live below the Mason Dixon Line or just wish you did, The Southerner’s Handbook is your guide to living the good life. Curated by the editors of the award-winning Garden & Gun magazine, this compilation of more than 100 instructional and narrative essays offers a comprehensive tutorial to modern-day life in the South.

From Food and Drink to Sporting & Adventure; Home & Garden to Style, Arts & Culture, you'll discover essential skills and unique insight from some of the South’s finest writers, chefs, and craftsmen—including the secret to perfect biscuits, how to wear seersucker, and to the right way to fall off of a horse.

You'll also find: Roy Blount Jr. on telling a great story; Julia Reed on the secrets of throwing a great party; Jonathan Miles on drinking like a Southerner; Jack Hitt on the beauty of cooking a whole hog; John T Edge on why Southern food matters; and much more.

As flavorful, authentic, and irresistible as the land and the people who inspire it, The Southerner's Handbook is the ultimate guide to being a Southerner (no matter where you live).

Editorial Reviews

Oxford American
“As flavorful, authentic and irresistible as the land and the people who inspire it, The Southerner’s Handbook is the ultimate guide to being a Southerner (no matter where you live).”
BBC Travel
“t’s the prefect guide to bringing a little Southern charm to life wherever you go around the world.”
Beaufort Gazette (South Carolina)
“…a collection of essential Southern skills and smart advice that is meant to be as entertaining to read as it is useful to execute.”
Library Journal
10/15/2013
In terms of embracing all things Southern, there's probably no better source right now than the unabashedly titled Garden & Gun (G&G) magazine. The publication has now produced this "guide to living the good life," providing 75 "instructional essays" covering subjects that include how to fry okra, how to "pull off" seersucker, and, yup, how to shoot a dove. Half of the entries are drawn from the pages of G&G, with additional original content from Southern writers including Matt and Ted Lee, Roy Blount Jr., and Daniel Wallace. VERDICT Distills the spirit, with recipes, of Southern living.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780062242426
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
10/29/2013
Sold by:
HARPERCOLLINS
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
304
Sales rank:
87,069
File size:
10 MB

Meet the Author

Garden & Gun is a national magazine that covers the best of the South, including its sporting culture, food, music, art, and literature, and its people and their ideas. The magazine has won numerous awards for journalism, design, and overall excellence, and its two previous books, The Southerner's Handbook and Good Dog, were New York Times bestsellers.

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The Southerner's Handbook: A Guide to Living the Good Life 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Usually, I skim books. I read this book. I would give it as a gift to someone I loved.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Such an interesting and creative mix of stories, tips and essays! I loved it and plan to make this my "go-to" gift for friends. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Purchased for my twenty-something daughter for Christmas - she was thrilled. I will probably borrow it after she finishes.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I lived in the south for over 40 years. This book makes miss it so much.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
As a converted Southerner from New York, I found the tongue-in-cheek humor of the book spot on. I loved the essay on sweet tea and falling of a horse particularly accurate. You don't read this book all at once but pick it up when you want to fill an extra fice minutes of your day.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Was disappointed in the quality. The huge sticker on the back tore off part of the book when trying to peel it off.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What's with the sticker on the back cover? The front cover of the book is beautifully designed, but the huge sticker on the back cover completely offsets it. After removing the hideous sticker, a tacky residue remains making it unpleasant to hold and read the book. Consequently, I am not holding and reading it and have just put it on the shelf. Disappointed.