I didn't make it through the second chapter. If Mr. Graham hates the South so much, Delta flies out of Atlanta every few minutes. He should be on the next plane outta Dixie. I'll buy his ticket.
"The only difference between Brooklyn NY, and Birmingham AL, is tht you can't get a gun rack in a Trans Am." This is the cold, hard, hilarious conclusion of the true life acventures of one Southerner's failed attempts to escape from Dixie.
Michael Graham - writer, comedian, radio talk show host, and former GOP flack - grew up in the rural South surrounded by 'large hairy people named Bubba, many of them women.' After eighteen years immersed in modern Southenism ("We don't really handle snakes, but we know where to get them on short notice.") Graham fled, in search of that other America: America the North.
Forget the calzone and cannoli; the only real difference between Brooklyn, New York and Birmingham, Alabama is that you can't get a gun rack into a Trans Am. Trailer parks, pickup trucks HEE HAW, grits...just the mention of any one of these can elicit a smirk north of the Mason-Dixon Line. But according to Michael Graham, the South is getting the last laugh because redneckery has spread like kudzu from Bangor to Baja. Don't believe it? How else do you explain the incredible popularity of NASCAR and pro wrestling? Now Michael Graham--writer, comedian, radio talk show host, and former GOP flack--fearlessly takes on big government, the public school system, Enron, free speech, illiteracy, multiculturalism, and racism. He proves that the ideas Northern liberals once marched south to protest make up the agenda they promote today. Provocative, honest, and hilarious, Graham takes no prisoners--reminding us that for every slack-jawed yokel swearing he just saw Elvis, there's a left-wing Yankee trying to re-segregate America's schools or watching the chitlin eating contest on his favorite reality TV show.