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.
The South, Queen beautifully illustrates in this book, is a diverse and vibrant region teeming with innovation, community spirit, and cultural offerings. In Football, Faith, and Flannery O’Connor you will:
- Discover a few unexpected musical acts that emerged from the South — and no, they’re not all twang. Think you know Southern rock? Think again.
- Explore the proud academic tradition of the South; Southern colleges are more than just an excuse for a frat party.
- Learn why Flannery O’Connor said the South wasn’t Christian so much as it was “Christ-haunted.”
- Find out if Southern culture has the stamina to survive into the 21st century.
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.
“Chris takes you on a journey through southern heritage and culture – giving you a glimpse of why we, southerners, are the way we are. 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.”
– Ainsley Earhardt, FOX News Channel, Anchor/Correspondent