'Football, Faith, and Flannery O’Connor: A Love Letter to the South'

Today we’re pleased to announce that our latest Freedom Academy e-book, Football, Faith, and Flannery O’Connor: A Love Letter to the South by PJ Media contributor Chris Queen, is now available for pre-order! To celebrate, we’re releasing the book’s cover for the very first time here on the blog.
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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. Your guide is Chris Queen, a Georgia native who uses his family’s annual road trip from Atlanta to Disney World as the frame story for a walk through Southern history and culture.

Chris will take you through the town where Vampire Diaries fanatics indulge in macabre walking tours, just a few miles away from a church with a neon cross. On Chris’s road trip you’ll experience the other side of Southern music – the side that produced REM – and a fantastic world of kitsch that feels like it leapt straight out of a John Waters film.

The South, Queen beautifully illustrates in this book, is a diverse and vibrant region teeming with innovation, community spirit, and cultural offerings. Whether you’re new to all the South has to offer, or you’re a fan of the South looking for a sentimental tour of everything you already love, Football, Faith, and Flannery O’Connor is a humorous, insightful, and entertaining glimpse into a vibrant and diverse region.

Football, Faith, and Flannery O’Connor features an introduction from Florida native Lisa De Pasquale. The e-book will be available for sale on August 11, but you can sign up now at and be the first to know when you can order your copy!