Fight Songs (Kobo eBook)
This book is destined to be an improbable favorite among southern sports nuts and cultural critics alike. Ed Southern delves into the most popular southern pastimes—attending and talking about college sports—with wit, good writing, and intelligence. This is not a scholarly book, but it is beautifully argued, full of relevant historical detail, and it is funny.
Ed Southern, as the director of the largest writers’ organization in the South, is a well-known person in the book business, as is his wife, Jamie Rogers Southern—part subject of this book and the director of a prominent independent bookstore in Winston Salem. These connections and Ed’s reputation for dry wit will put this book into the hands (and the customers’ hands) of many booksellers in the Southeast. If the publisher’s staff is an indicator, even those who are not sports fans will find Fight Songs well worth of their time.