Suddenly Southern: A Yankee's Guide to Living in Dixie (Google eBook)

Front Cover
Simon and Schuster, Jun 15, 2010 - Humor - 176 pages
2 Reviews
Moving South? Feeling a little out of place? Craving pizza from home and faking a passion for sweet tea? Not generating much Southern hospitality? Wondering if you'll ever fit in?

Well, honey, here's your complete guide to living in Dixie, providing migrating Yanks with tips on living, eating, greeting, driving, walking, talking, and what food to bring to a funeral. From his 'n' her Southern Hair Dos (and Don'ts) to The A to Z Dixie Dictionary, Suddenly Southern includes everything you need to know about living south of the Mason-Dixon Line, including:

  • Recipes that range from mint juleps and hoppin' john to recipes for disaster
  • "Know Your Bugs by Their Mugs," a handy identification chart
  • 10 ways to say, "Now that's ugly" in Dixie
  • How to walk from the store to the car without dying, a Fun-in-the-Sun Survival Kit
  • 100 Southern Things Worth the Trip

From Southern tailgate food (deviled eggs and cheese straws) to minding your BBQs, from pronouncing pecan to knowing when your cat's a true Southerner, from knowing when you're fittin' in to knowing when you're not, this is the ideal guide for anyone moving, planning a move, or just plain ol' interested in this fascinating American region. With this book on your shelf, they'll never be able to say "Yankee, go home" again.

What people are saying - Write a review

Review: Suddenly Southern: A Yankee's Guide to Living in Dixie

User Review  - Carol - Goodreads

Read this book for a book club discussion. It's written by a woman who moved to Raleigh from Philadelphia because her husband was transferred here. It has its moments of being funny. I loved the ... Read full review

Review: Suddenly Southern: A Yankee's Guide to Living in Dixie

User Review  - Danielle - Goodreads

My Mom gave me this as a gift when we moved to Atlanta from San Diego. It's hilarious--a must-read for anyone west coast who has to make the move south. Read full review


Easy for You to Say35
Dressed to Kill49
No Grits No Glory67
Postcards from the Edge85
Scouts Honor111
Sports IllustratedMeets Southern Living
Wedding Belle Blues147
The TwelveStep Program159
Acknowledgments 167

Common terms and phrases

Bibliographic information