S Is for Southern: A Guide to the South, from Absinthe to Zydeco

By David DiBenedetto  and the  Editors of Garden & Gun
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14.90 Hours 10/24/2017 unabridged
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From the bestselling authors of The Southerner’s Handbook, Good Dog, and The Southerner’s Cookbook comes a lively compendium of Southern tradition and contemporary culture. The American South is a multifaceted region with its own vocabulary, peculiarities, and cultural touchstones. Even for those born in the South, the unspoken rules—layered in local nuances and complexities—can sometimes be confounding. Tennessee whiskey may technically be bourbon, but don’t let anyone in Kentucky hear you call it that. And bless your heart, don’t you dare make the mistake of confusing a magnolia blossom with a Japanese tulip. Now, from the editors of Garden & Gun—the magazine known as “the soul of the South”—comes this encyclopedia of Southern living, culture, and history. Covering age-old traditions and current zeitgeists, S Is for Southern includes more than 500 entries spanning every letter of the alphabet, from absinthe to zydeco. The book also includes 100 signature essays from notable Southern writers, including: John Meacham on the Civil WarSean Brock on Waffle HouseRoy Blount Jr. on humidityJessica Harris on field peasJason Isabel on The Atlanta BravesJack Hitt on Pluff Mud The Lee Brothers on boiled peanutsJonathan Miles on Larry BrowJulia Reed on the deltaInformative and irreverent, illustrated with black-and-white line drawings throughout, S Is for Southern celebrates and demystify the traditions of the South, and is a must-read for all fans of the region and culture enthusiasts.

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From the bestselling authors of The Southerner’s Handbook, Good Dog, and The Southerner’s Cookbook comes a lively compendium of Southern tradition and contemporary culture.

The American South is a multifaceted region with its own vocabulary, peculiarities, and cultural touchstones. Even for those born in the South, the unspoken rules—layered in local nuances and complexities—can sometimes be confounding. Tennessee whiskey may technically be bourbon, but don’t let anyone in Kentucky hear you call it that. And bless your heart, don’t you dare make the mistake of confusing a magnolia blossom with a Japanese tulip.

Now, from the editors of Garden & Gun—the magazine known as “the soul of the South”—comes this encyclopedia of Southern living, culture, and history. Covering age-old traditions and current zeitgeists, S Is for Southern includes more than 500 entries spanning every letter of the alphabet, from absinthe to zydeco. The book also includes 100 signature essays from notable Southern writers, including:

  • John Meacham on the Civil War
  • Sean Brock on Waffle House
  • Roy Blount Jr. on humidity
  • Jessica Harris on field peas
  • Jason Isabel on The Atlanta Braves
  • Jack Hitt on Pluff Mud
  • The Lee Brothers on boiled peanuts
  • Jonathan Miles on Larry Brow
  • Julia Reed on the delta

Informative and irreverent, illustrated with black-and-white line drawings throughout, S Is for Southern celebrates and demystify the traditions of the South, and is a must-read for all fans of the region and culture enthusiasts.

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Author Bio: David DiBenedetto

David DiBenedetto is the vice president and editor-in-chief of Garden & Gun magazine, where he oversees all print and digital platforms. Also an author, David wrote On the Run: An Angler’s Journey down the Striper Coast. He was born and raised in Savannah, Georgia, and now resides in Charleston, South Carolina, with his wife, Jenny, and their Boykin spaniel, Pritchard.

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Author Bio: Editors of Garden & Gun

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 three previous books, The Southerner’s Handbook, Good Dog, and The Southerner’s Cookbook, were New York Times bestsellers.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD, MP3 CD
Runtime: 14.90
Audience: Adult
Language: English