Review: As Southern As It Gets
`As Southern As It Gets` is an inspirational book by author H. Jackson Brown, JR. I love the blue and white checkered cover. It reminds me of southern hospitality. I was born and raised in the south. I have always lived in the south, never been north that I know of. As far as I can tell this 223-page hardback book is fact, not fiction.
The book begins with 20 of the author's favorite things. But, its basic structure is a list from A-Z of all things southern. In the introduction, Jackson claims he once challenged a tenured professor from one of the Ivy League schools to compile a list of "1071 Reasons to Never Leave the North". The professor couldn't do it.
The author considers himself a reliable source for this book because he was born and raised in the south, too. He is acquainted with country ham, smokehouses, mules, canning, church activities, deviled eggs, and one-stoplight towns. He claims the south is magical and mysterious.
This book took me back to my childhood with all you can eat fried catfish and hushpuppy nights, bait shops, B.B. King, candied yams, and so much more. The book also contains quotes and illustrations. I recommend this book to fans of the south.
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Disclaimer: "I was provided a free copy of this book. All opinions are my own."