New Book a 'Love Letter to the South'

Aaron Bandler
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Posted: Aug 06, 2015 3:30 PM
New Book a 'Love Letter to the South'

If you think that the South is filled with a bunch backward redneck hicks, this book will prove you wrong.

This month, PJ Media will release an e-book called "Football, Faith, and Flannery O’Connor: A Love Letter to the South" by Chris Queen.

Queen, himself a Georgia native, uses his family's yearly trip from Atlanta to Disney World to guide readers on a tour through the South.

"This book truly lets readers take a journey down the ‘backbone of the South,’ and learn about the small towns and quirky customs that can only be found off the beaten path,” Queen said in a statement. “You’ll experience the South like no other.”  

The topics the book delves into include Southern rock, academics, why O'Connor called the South "Christ-haunted," and if Southern culture can get through the 21st century. Readers will understand that the South is truly a diverse region.

"I believe - and I've written in the book - that the South is the most misunderstood region of the country," Queen told Townhall in an email. "I hope that I'm able to clear up some of the misconceptions in some small way. Southerners will appreciate the book because they will recognize so much about the places they love, and non-Southerners will learn more about this vibrant and eclectic part of the country." 

Fox News anchor Ainsley Earhardt raved about the book.

"Chris takes you on a journey through southern heritage and culture - giving you a glimpse of why we, southerners, are the way we are," Earhardt said in a statement. "From our love of football and God -- to the state fairgrounds and mama's kitchen or granddad's farm, he does a phenomenal job of breaking down the stereotypes and explaining the true hearts of wonderful, well-meaning southern folk. I found myself smiling in agreement reading nearly every page. 

"If you grew up in the south - you will definitely be able to relate. If you've never understood southerners or our culture, this is a must read. You will gain a better understanding and appreciation of your fellow, southern Americans." 

"Football, Faith and Flannery O'Connor" is coming out on August 11. More information can on the book can be found here.