The South Is Round
Contemplations of a 21st Century Redneck
By David Magee
(Jefferson Press, Hardcover, 9780977808625, 224pp.)
Publication Date: April 1, 2007
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A satirical play on the bestselling book The World Is Flat by Thomas Friedman, this book takes a humorous approach to social issues facing the conflicted, contemporary south. Tackling everything from crystal meth abuse and obesity to sexual misconduct, it blends sarcasm with outspoken insight that will make readers laugh in spite of it all. This unrestrained, humorous take on life in the 21st-century south will delight both native southerners and those who simply love the land below the Mason-Dixon Line.
David Magee is an award-winning columnist for the Chattanooga Times Free Press and author of several books, including The John Deere Way, MoonPie, and Turnaround. He lives in Lookout Mountain, Tennessee.
"Alternately hilarious (the Fry Daddy culture) and poignant (meth-makin' mamas), David Magee's The South Is Round is a rollicking read. To know Magee's South is to know the real thing." Celia Rivenbark, author, We're Just Like You, Only Prettier
"David Magee is not afraid to peel away any scabs Southerners tried to heal through years of social climbing, culture soaking, education, and open-mindedness. He made me crave a pony Miller like I haven't in nearly 30 years. He also made me laugh like hell while reading about a golfing experience most men will NEVER have." Susan Reinhardt, author, Not Tonight Honey, Wait 'Til I'm a Size 6