|JOHN SHELTON REED||
John Shelton Reed has written a dozen books, innumerable articles, and a country song about the South (and some stuff about other topics). His writing has been described by the Washington Post as "provocative, instructive and amusing," and by the San Francisco Review as "funny and erudite and annoying." He has been Chancellor of the Fellowship of Southern Writers and is co-founder and Éminence Grease of the Campaign for Real Barbecue (TrueCue.org).
For some years he taught at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, retiring in 2000 as William Rand Kenan Jr. Professor of sociology and director of the Howard Odum Institute for Research in Social Science. He helped to found UNC's Center for the Study of the American South and was co-founder of the quarterly Southern Cultures. He is an Honorary Fellow of St. Catharine's College and a Life Member of Clare Hall, Cambridge.
He lives in Chatham county, North Carolina.
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For lyrics to "Cobwebs on the Woodpile,"
a song about gas-cooked "barbecue,"