Dylan Jacobs, Debbie and John John Rachel, Stuart Dauzart, and Phoebe Werner-Sury have been friends for a long time. The five of them share a special bond, and despite the ups and downs of life, they’ve stayed in touch.
Now—on the eve of their thirty-second high school class reunion—the middle-aged friends relive their youth for one long weekend. For three fun-filled days, they leave behind worries about unplanned pregnancies, divorce, bankruptcy, substance abuse, bizarre baptisms, unfair kiddy glamour pageants, poorly fried catfish, and one freak accident caused by a fake pig. They recall the joy of the past, come to grips with the present, and celebrate the future.
Set in central Louisiana, this humorous story reminds us that we should always take the time to stop and smell the bacon.
“It’s midlife crisis fried over easy and seasoned to hilarious perfection. This hysterical story proves that when life throws you a side of nasty pork—make jerky!”
—Phaedra Parks, attorney, TV Personality, and author of Secrets of the Southern Belle
“Southern Fried Life is a gumbo full of tragedies, love, laughter, bad behavior, honest mistakes, and friendships that will last forever.”
—Norman Korpi, artist, filmmaker, star of MTV’s The Real World, and inventor of the Aero-Tray