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Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Southern Exposure: Tales From My Front Porch by Beth Albright - Book Review

Southern Exposure

About The Book:

"This is, to put it simply, where I fit. Down South, in the humidity-hazed summer, a place where the warm wet steam rises from the endless ribbons of asphalt after a warm summer rain; in the perfectly, imperfect Deep South. And every time I am home, I leave my heart in the red soil and damp air of Alabama. My belly and my soul full and satisfied; refueled to face life away from my roots, my people, my southern culture, and all our stories." -Beth Albright

National best selling southern fiction author Beth Albright delivers her most personal and heartfelt work ever with Southern Exposure, Tales From My Front Porch; a compilation of real-life stories of Beth's childhood and coming of age in her beloved Alabama. Sometimes side-splittingly funny, sometimes poignant and raw, Beth immerses readers into the heart and soul of the Southern way of life, and what it means to be a Southerner.

Fans of both Beth's Sassy Belles and In Dixie series will meet the real life characters who inspired her fictional universe and get a glimpse into the crazy, quirky, comforting world that is at the very root of her funny warm southern fiction.

Beth is as authentic and genuine as any southerner could be, true to her hometown of Tuscaloosa, tightly woven to her family and her Crimson Tide football team, along with all the southern food and the off-the-wall people she loves.

Home is what this book is all about, home and family and food and love. So cuddle up in your most comfy chair and sit down for an intimate visit with southern author, Beth Albright. You will feel like you're sitting right at her own kitchen table, listening to her personal stories of growing up down south.

It's a love-letter to the South written from the heart by a true Southern Belle.

My Thoughts:

Take a trip to the deep South without ever leaving the comfort of your home with author Beth Albright's charming memoir, "Southern Exposure."  Reading these down-home, absolutely delightful stories will having you reaching for a glass of sweet tea in no time at all.

Beth is known for her hilarious Southern series, "The Sassy Belles" and the "in Dixie" series, all of which are set in her hometown of Tuscaloosa, Alabama.  But she takes a more personal approach with this new collection of sweet stories and heart-tugging remembrances.  Beth shares with her readers the magical days of growing up in the South, of her close-knit family, of the pride she has in her heritage as a Southern Belle, and what all that means to her.  This is a warm book that will have every Southerner longing for home and everyone else considering checking out what the grip that holds a Southern heart is all about.

I wholeheartedly recommend Beth's memoir. Now, excuse me while I go fix myself a tomato sandwich and a glass of cold tea, and dream a little bit about Dixie!

About The Author:

Beth Albright is a Tuscaloosa native, former Days Of Our Lives actress, and former radio and TV talk show host. She is a graduate of the University Of Alabama School of Journalism. She is also a screenwriter, voice-over artist, wife of her college sweetheart, Ted and mother of her favorite person on earth, her brilliant handsome son, Brooks. A perpetually homesick Southern Belle and a major Alabama Crimson Tide fan, she splits her time between Phoenix, Arizona, and, of course, Tuscaloosa.

Check out her website at www.thesassybelles.com

I purchased this book for my personal collection. I was not compensated for my opinion.

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