The South has a long tradition of fine storytellers, and now one comes along perhaps better than most. Jim Ritchie isn't bashful; he jumps right in, holding the reader spellbound with his uproariously earthy frankness. A master teller in the oral tradition, the author performs even better on the stage of these pages, making his subjects come to life with his own homespun style. The reader who has grown up in the South will swear that he knows each and every character in these tales: from the "Indian doctor" with the secret hemorrhoid cure to the bull who couldn't keep his "loins" out of reach of the youngster's BB gun; he'll identify with Bubba gigging for Giant Southern Frogs and with the curious cat that burned the cabin down; he'll remember high school teammates like "Shorty" and "Speedy", as well as college fraternity brothers like "Snake" and "Stud". And he'll laugh while remembering. Hardback, 188 Pages
Meet the Author Jim Ritchie
Frank S. (Submitted on 11th Nov 2015)
This book has long been a family favorite---we reviewed it in draft form and enjoyed it even more as a finished product. Having known Jim Ritchie for many many years he truly is what you see is what you get kind of person-----this book is a real keeper and guaranteed to make you laugh as you see yourself in some his stories.
Sarah B. Clark (Submitted on 10th Nov 2015)
After reading his book, Shocco Tales, I was even more convinced that Jim Ritchie was the great story teller that I assumed he was. He is everything a Southern writer should be: humorous, mysterious, and entertaining. A definite must have...
Unknown (Submitted on 10th Nov 2015)
You can see the cracker barrel in your mind and picture the old timers sitting around it listening to stories such as these. The stories come alive and the illustrations are terriffic! If you are from the south you will relate. If you're not from the south (too bad) you will wish you were. Great read, great fun! I recommend it heartily!