Life in the South is different than in any other part of the United States. Maybe it's because life moves slower down here so we have more time to hone our powers of observation. Or perhaps it's the traditions instilled in us through past generations that have given us an inflated sense of our superiority. Or maybe it's the summer heat and humidity that have made everyone just a little bit crazy. In this collection of personal stories, the author tackles subjects deemed taboo in polite society-politics, sex, weight, and more-and does so in an unexpected, poignant, and hilarious way. In a family dominated by a charming but volatile matriarch, everyday circumstances are everything but. These stories are sure to entertain, as sweet and tart as a cold glass of iced tea on a hot summer's day.