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.
This compilation of more than one hundred instructional and narrative essays offers an expansive tutorial to modern-day life in the South. From food and drink to sporting and style, home and garden to arts and culture, you’ll discover essential skills and unique insights from some of the South’s finest writers, chefs, and craftsmen—including a guide to perfect grits, tips for betting on the Kentucky Derby, and how to whip up a proper Sazerac. You’ll also find:
Roy Blount, Jr. on telling a great story
Julia Reed on throwing the ultimate party
Jonathan Miles on drinking like a Southerner
John T. Edge on why Southern food matters
And much more. So grab a glass of fine bourbon, head out to the porch, and get comfortable. You’re in for an experience as surprising and enchanting as the South itself.