This week we’re featuring a non-fiction essay by Terry Barr.

Terry Barr is the author of Don’t Date Baptists and Other Warnings from My Alabama Mother (Third Lung Press), We Might As Well Eat: How to Survive Tornadoes, Alabama Football, and Your Southern Family (TLP). His work has appeared in The Bitter Southerner, storySouth, Wraparound South, Full Grown People, Left Hooks, and Vol 1 Brooklyn. He blogs at and lives in Greenville, SC, with his family.

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