|JOHN SHELTON REED||
Mixing It Up: A South-Watcher's Miscellany
"John Shelton Reed . . . has been one of the most original and entertaining voices on all things Southern for nearly 50 years. [I]f you’ve enjoyed Reed’s charm and humor over the years, you’ll want to pick up a copy of this book. I read most of it on my front porch waving to the occasional neighbor, which is the perfect way to read Reed."
(Micah Mattix, The American Conservative)
"Mixing It Up--miscellaneous writings on the 'Northern part of the Gulf-Caribbean region, ' aka 'the South'--is as deeply pleasurable, challenging, and culturally rich an experience as going to a pig pickin' with William Faulkner, Zora Neale Hurston, and Flannery O'Connor. It's that good."
"The most prolific and sagacious South-sayer of his generation and more has dealt us not just a hand, but a whole deck-full of winners."
(James C. Cobb)
"John Shelton Reed . . . is one of academia's most engaging writers. His work is clear, smart, funny, and always worth reading, even for scholars skeptical of his politically conservative orientation."
(Ted Ownby, The Historian)