For the first twenty years of her life, all Nancy French knew of the world was Paris - Paris, Tennessee, that is. When the former homecoming queen trades in cow-tipping, her bouffant, and the Catfish Capital of the World for a new life up north, she's in for a real education.
It's a far cry from life in the red states - especially when Nancy reveals her conservative politics and takes a beating from the MOB (Mothers Opposing Bush). Undaunted by her misadventures, she bravely acts as a red-state ambassador, dismantling stereotypes (no, red-staters do not think as slowly as they speak) and affectionately describing the nuances of the evangelical subculture.
Whether or not you share her passion for chain restaurants, Wal-Mart, and the GOP, you will fall in love with Nancy's All-American brand of spirited humor and find yourself in A RED STATE OF MIND.
Nancy French got her start as a Philadelphia City Paper columnist tackling politics, religion, and culture with a light, humorous touch; her articles have also appeared in the Philadelphia Inquirer and the Daily News. After inhabiting microscopic apartments in New York, Ithaca, and Philadelphia, she now lives with her husband and two children in Columbia, Tennessee.