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Southern Sin: True Stories of the Sultry South and Women Behaving Badly

3.75  ·  Rating details ·  48 ratings  ·  7 reviews
23 strange-but-true stories of women flirting with perdition... In the steamy South, temptation is as wild and plentiful as kudzu. Whether the sin in question is skinny-dipping or becoming an unlikely porn star, running rum or renting out a room to a pair of exhibitionistic adulterers, in these true stories women defy tradition and forge their own paths through life—often ...more
Paperback, 350 pages
Published March 18th 2014 by In Fact Books (first published 2014)
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sarah gilbert
I know, it's a book with my essay in it, I'm hardly going to give it one star. But not only is my essay, 'No Other Gods,' objectively good (I maintain); the whole compilation is an illuminating, thought-provoking, highly-scented description of what it is to be a woman in the south in the 70s, 80s, and 90s.

Longer review to come when I'm not typing with my thumb.
Dee brown
Sep 18, 2018 rated it it was ok
Not my cup of tea. I didn't finish it.
I was given this book from first reads.I liked this book. Like any collection some are better then other. However , all are well written. I love the feeling of this book. In every story you can almost picture the south from the way the speak to the scenery. As a southern myself i really enjoyed that. However it did take me a little bit to get in the flow with this book. Fast read when you do get into it. I recommend this one for anyone looking for good short stories and it makes a great summer f ...more
Oct 22, 2014 rated it it was ok
liked: The On Ramp
Dancing in New Orleans

Rum-Running Queen
Willie drove muscle car to occupy cops while moonshine did their business.
They moved 1 million gallons of whiskey and 100 million gallons of moonshine.
She went to court but witnesses blamed Capone and she went free. Willie retired and disappeared.
Randall Christopher
Mar 17, 2014 rated it it was ok
I won this book from a Goodreads giveaway. It was an easy book to get through due to the shortness of the stories, but the content wasn't all that engaging. Some of the anecdotes were interesting, but others fell short of expectations. Though there might be some people who find it more interesting, this just simply wasn't a book I would typically read.
Jun 07, 2016 rated it really liked it
A well curated diverse collection of women's writing -- Short essays made it good bedtime reading.
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May 29, 2014 rated it really liked it
A well-curated collection of non-fiction essays. Current and telling about women's experiences, I'd recommend this for female readers.
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