Still, the tension — the strain between pride and shame, that eternal duality of the Southern thing — remains.
— Chuck Reece, Editor, Bitter Southerner

The stories, the photos, the typography, the culture, the tchotckys—all fantastic.

My wife and I live in the Atlanta suburb of Decatur. She is from Louisiana so, she's legit. Me? I'm from New England—not so much.

Immediately following my move to Atlanta (in 1999) I found the cultural contrast between Massachusetts and Georgia pretty extreme but refreshing. The Bitter Southerner adds so much context to that delta. The stories may not be written for me but reading them makes me feel closer to a region and community I've come to love.