From Publishers Weekly
First published in 1975, King's long spoof of Southerners and all they hold dear comes across as brittle and occasionally arch.
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"The funniest book I've read in years." --Cosmopolitan
"She is witty, charming, infuriating, pretentious, naive, shrewd, saucy, innocent, and outrageous. Sometimes her mind works like an Ole Miss cheerleader who jis loves to twirl her li'l skirt; sometimes she is as analyticall cool as the most insightful ethnologist...Her prose sparkles like bubbles in champagne." --New Orleans States-Item
"Though the book is terribly funny--viciously, lovingly, outrageously funny--it is also a remarkable piece of popular anthropology...This book is to Southern manners and morals what Trollope's and Austen's novels were to English life in previous centuries." --Journal of American Folklore
"A polished sophisticated dissection. Only a Southerner could have written it." --Greenville [South Carolina] News
"This is the best book ever written abou the South...And on top of that it's delectably funny."