Heading south? Already there and feel out of place? Bone up on your Southern-isms before you stick out in a Dixie crowd like a pickup truck at a Porsche dealership!
Arm yourself with the best defense to avoid being called a Yankee—The Southerner’s Instruction Book. It’s a simple approach to living life the way it’s meant to be below the Mason-Dixon line. Inside are more than 300 quips, aphorisms, and pieces of advice that will help anyone fine tune his Southernness. Some are peppered with a little tongue-in-cheek spice, while others are as genuine as a hound dog’s love for its master.
From the covert Northerner trying to blend in with the kinfolk to the Southerner who is trying to get back to his roots, these simple sayings will inspire and enrich one’s Southern experience. And even if this book fails at that, it should at least tickle the chitlins out of anyone!
Just a few of the warnings issued are “The friendly guy who asks you, ‘How are they bitin’? is always the game warden” and “Barbeque and white shirts do not mix.” It also gives inspiration to our lives for when things are going sour from “Good biscuits will always make up for a bad meal” to “Some possums are just destined to meet their fate under your car.”
About the Authors
Jim Erskine is a humorist and writer who has published more than a dozen children’s and humor books in more than fifteen years. He holds a degree in folklore from Western Kentucky University, owns his own greeting card company, and has had artwork published in Cosmopolitan, Campus Life, and other national publications. Erskine also shares the honor of being the founding member of the Kentucky-based Ugly Necktie Society of America.
Susan Erskine is a native of southern Kentucky and is also a graduate of Western Kentucky University. A self-described country girl, she is content with the simple things in life like raising their three children.
THE SOUTHERNER’S INSTRUCTION BOOK
By Jim and Susan Erskine
HUMOR / Form / Anecdotes
96 pp. 6 x 4 3/8
62 b/w illus. 3rd ptg.
ISBN: 9781565540422 pb