The Author

Southern in the City: A Mason-Dixon View of Manhattan is a personal testimony about New York City by a Southern native over a 30-year time span. Herbison first visited Manhattan at 14, where she met a host of celebrities and fell in love with the world of Broadway. Later, in her 20's, 30's and 40's, she came to know a deeper side of New York, and was within days of accepting a job offer in 2001 that would have meant her relocation from Nashville to Manhattan - just months before 9/11. The book contains years of reflection and advice on visiting the Big Apple, along with a host of Southern anecdotes. Her stories will likely make you laugh, cry, and reflect on today's geographical stereotypes across our country.

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