Wednesday, July 19, 2017

1,071 Reasons To Never Leave The South
H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
# New York times Bestselling Author

Life Is Sweet in the South
Full of small towns and sparkling cities, this welcoming area invites all who visit to put your feet up, have a glass of ice tea in a mason jar and reminisce on some of the most wonderful things in the South. Written by true Southern gentleman H. Jackson Brown Jr., As Southern As It Gets is a charming book of lists—a celebration of all things Southern that will charm and delight anyone who was raised south of the Mason-Dixon or who wish they lived there.
Recall the tastes, sounds, and beauty of Southern treasures such as:
Juicy Georgia peaches in July
Glorious changing leaves on the Natchez Trace
A steaming cup of gumbo from New Orleans
The smooth, soulful voice of Patsy Cline
From Music Row in Nashville, to Daytona Beach in Florida, and Charleston to New Orleans, As Southern As It Gets will remind you of why we Southerns so love our home.

AUTHOR:H. Jackson Brown, Jr. is an American author best known for his inspirational book, Life's Little Instruction Book, which was a New York Times bestseller. Its sequel Life's Little Instruction Book: Volume 2 also made it to the same best seller list in 1993

MY REVIEW: My wife looked at the book and said, "It's certainly a pretty little book." I agreed. It's plaid, blue and white checked cover is lovely and the basket of beautiful, ripe peaches lures you in. The sub-title, 1,071 Reasons To Never Leave The South is intriguing. It makes you want to find out what they are. You will need to read the book to discover these many reasons. But do you want to buy a book in order to do that? I'm not sure. Except for the introduction and several pages with single quotes on them, this is not a book that requires a lot of reading. It is a list of 1,071 reasons to never leave the South. Most of them are just two or three words like, George Strait, sawmill gravy, seafood gumbo and many more. This is the kind of book I can pick up in a book store, thumb through it for a few minutes and feel I have read it. Maybe you're not like that. You may be the kind of person that wants to take a book like this, sit down and lose yourself in it for hours. Taking the time to dwell on each word, remembering, laughing, crying. So I recommend if you are interested at all in the South, take a look at this pretty, little book.

The introduction to this book is only four pages long but it is well written and interesting. After reading it you will be off and running. There are many interesting quotes like, "Try to be a rainbow in someone's cloud." by Maya Angelou. The first list is a list of 20 of his favorites, like cheese grits, sweet tea, blazes of azaleas. And then he lists everything else from A to Z. So there you have it. 1,071 reasons to never leave the South. I like this book and I'm glad to have it.

(I received this book from Book Look Bloggers in exchange for a fair and honest review.)