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Bubba Talks: Of Life, Love, Sex, Whiskey, Politics, Foreigners, Teenagers, Movies, Food, Foot
     

Bubba Talks: Of Life, Love, Sex, Whiskey, Politics, Foreigners, Teenagers, Movies, Food, Foot

by Dan Jenkins
 

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Among the provocative social phenomena of our time, few have caught the public fancy as profoundly as that quintessentially American species known as Bubba. The conventional notion of Bubba is a Southern redneck who thinks a rented movie and a six-pack are quality entertainment. According to Dan Jenkins, this historical view has been advanced largely by "effete

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Among the provocative social phenomena of our time, few have caught the public fancy as profoundly as that quintessentially American species known as Bubba. The conventional notion of Bubba is a Southern redneck who thinks a rented movie and a six-pack are quality entertainment. According to Dan Jenkins, this historical view has been advanced largely by "effete Easterners and West Coast ponytails who claim to like trout pizza and fat novels written by some kind of Ecuadorian". Granted, says Jenkins, there is more than one Bubba from Georgia who has spray-painted his girl's name on an overpass. But there is also more than one Bubba from Chicago who will do his Christmas shopping at Graceland. Bubba, Jenkins concludes, is a state of mind, and he proceeds to let Bubba define himself by speaking on topics ranging from beer to ballet, from haircuts to the homeless.

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Jenkins (perhaps best known for his novel "Semi-Tough" and a regular column in "Sports Illustrated") knows a lot about Bubbas. He claims to be part Bubba himself! And by now it "may" be common knowledge that Bubbas are not and never have been exclusively from southern regions. In Jenkins' parlance, a Bubba can be found in any of the 50 states, as long as the time is afternoon and the place is called Dottie's Paradise Lounge. As Bubba's mouthpiece, Jenkins has collected more than 130 humorous asides--sort of "The World According to Bubba". He clarifies--or, more accurately, "redefines"--every topic from ex-wives and bimbos to welfare and the Civil War. Jenkins' latest book promises relief from the politically correct verbiage that's rampant these days--and probably pushes all of Bubba's buttons, too.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780307765253
Publisher:
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date:
09/22/2010
Sold by:
Random House
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
164
Sales rank:
1,095,568
File size:
2 MB

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