Item description for You Might Be a Redneck If ...This Is the Biggest Book You've Ever Read by Jeff Foxworthy & David Boyd...
Overview Containing more than 2,000 entries and with more than 200 illustrations, Foxworthy's newest offering will be a must-own book for his die-hard fans. Creatively packaged and attractively priced, this book also features more than 1,500 entries that have never been published in book form.
You Might Be A Redneck if... You use a fishing license as a form of I.D. Your screen door has no screen. You've been on TV more than once describing what the tornado sounded like. You have a black eye and a hickey at the same time. You ever waved at traffic form your front porch wearing just your underwear.
Containing more than 2,000 entries with more than 200 illustrations, You Might Be A Redneck if...This Is The Biggest Book You've Ever Read will be a must-own book for die-hard fans of Jeff Foxworthy. Creatively packaged and attractively priced, this book also features more than 1,500 entries that have never been published in book form.
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Studio: Thomas Nelson
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.16" Width: 7.88" Height: 0.77" Weight: 1.45 lbs.
Release Date Sep 22, 2004
Publisher Thomas Nelson
ISBN 1401601936 ISBN13 9781401601935 UPC 031869001242
Availability 0 units.
More About Jeff Foxworthy & David Boyd
Jeff Foxworthy is the largest-selling comedy-recording artist in history, a multiple Grammy Award nominee, and the bestselling author of more than twenty-six books, including his Redneck Dictionaries. He is the host of the Fox television series Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader? Jeff also starred in all three Blue Collar Comedy Tour movies, which have sold more than eight million copies and are some of the highest-rated movies in Comedy Central history. His syndicated weekly radio show, The Foxworthy Countdown, is carried in more than 220 markets across the United States. A Georgia native, Jeff lives with his wife and two daughters in Atlanta.
Jeff Foxworthy currently resides in Atlanta, in the state of Georgia.
Reviews - What do customers think about You Might Be A Redneck If...This Is The Biggest Book You've Ever Read?
gets too repetitious and insults almost everyone Apr 2, 2008
Over the years I've enjoyed hearing Jeff Foxworthy tell some of these "redneck" jokes on TV, but this is the first book of them I've ever read. Many of them ARE very funny, and as I read I would tell some of the best gags to other people in the room, to the general amusement of all. But the problem is that by about halfway through the book it's getting very repetitive, often the same gag over and over with a slight variation. Now, the book is divided into various categories of redneckness, so that's presumably the reason for the repetition, since some jokes fit into more than one category. But if you're reading straight through the book that becomes tiresome after a while.
And maybe I'm too thin-skinned, but some of the jokes are offensive to people other than rednecks (of course THEY would be offended by this book!). For instance, Foxworthy seems to think that anyone who likes the music of Elvis Presley is automatically a redneck. As in "You might be a redneck if everyone in your family is an Elvis impersonator," or "You might be a redneck if you prominently display a gift you bought at Graceland," and many variations on that theme. Well, excuse me, but I'm an Elvis fan and I'm very tired of hearing crap like that, which is often told by Northerners as an insult to all Southerners (I'm from Tennessee). The same for anyone who likes car racing, or has eaten a corndog for breakfast (which I've done), or has an alcohol problem, or believes in UFOs, or lives in a mobile home. Foxworthy should stick to truly outrageous behaviour, such as "You might be a redneck if your family tree does not fork," or "You might be a redneck if you bring a bar of soap to the public pool." Those are funny, and anyone insulted by them should stop doing things like that. But in an effort to fill out 314 pages, he stoops to general insults that apply to lots of non-rednecks. Anyway, this is overall a pretty funny book, but by the time I got to the end I felt rather annoyed by the insults and repetition. He'd probably say I must be a redneck if I don't love his book!
Redneck Humor and Pride in Deluxe Foxworthy Package Jun 15, 2007
This week's local paper led with our local school transportation director being verbally reprimanded after an email mocking "rednecks" snaked to his boss's email box. Among other things it called a shopping cart over a campfire a "redneck grill" and two guys throwing toilet seats at each other "redneck horseshoes."
"The e-mail system should be for business only! This is a business, it isn't a playground!" the school superintendent (a native West Virginian) thundered, echoing Milburn Drydsdale's pompously commanding his Commerce Bank minions. To which the transportation director replied, no doubt with Jed Clampett's modesty, "I consider myself (a redneck). I was born and raised in the mountains of North Carolina."
Thank blue collar comic Jeff Foxworthy, and hilarious one-liner collections like this, for these disparate views. Foxworthy's a Southerner and ex-computer programmer who struck black comedy gold focusing on proud, peculiar Southern peccadilloes: messy households, (sometimes too) strong family ties, minor law scrapes, regional dialects and slang. He turned their lives into a cottage industry with best-selling CDs, TV series, films, even a satellite radio channel atop one of comedy's most reliable concert tours.
The book's title sets up each joke in its 314 pages, focusing on redneck families ("If you cried the day your son tapped his first keg...") cars ("If you ever gift wrapped a tire...")and fashions ("if your wedding dress was leather.."), at work ("if the family business requires a lookout") in love ("if you used food stamps on a date") and outdoors ("if you've ever sent fan mail to a fishing lure")
"You Might Be A Redneck If.." isn't a book read cover to cover, but dipped into for tongue-in-cheek humor (and equally funny David Boyd illustrations) with the tobacco. (By the way, "if Red Man sends you a Christmas card..."). And laughing aloud or smiling in recognition, you may envy redneck resourcefulness (" If you clean your home with a water hose...") and unpretentiousness (...you ever slow danced at a Waffle House) which made their working-class lives content. It boosted that school transportation chief's pride, and once led Charlie Daniels to salute rednecks in song: "Now you intellectuals may not like it/But there ain't nothin' that you can do/Cause there's a whole lot more of us common-folks/Then there ever will be of you." (But remember chief, "if your chicken house used to be a school bus...")
Webster defines "redneck" as "a white member of the white Southern rural laboring class." Introducing this book, Foxworthy defines it as a "glorious absence of sophistication." To superintendent chagrin, and student, parent, and even blue-collar employee pride, this book confirms Foxworthy's definition funnier and more accurate. Recommended.
GREAT BOOK Jan 11, 2007
I ORDERED THIS BOOK FOR MY SON. HE ASKED FOR IT FOR CHRISTMAS. HE LOVES IT.
The Best Book I Ever Read!! Mar 6, 2006
I love this book it is the greatest! My mom bought it for me and I read it the same day i couldn't put it down! So many of them reminded me of my family that I laughed the whole way through! Read this and you won't be sorry or bored!!
GREAT YOU MIGHT BE A REDNECK BOOK Aug 12, 2005
I am a big fan of Jeff Foxworthy. When I bought this book, I was excited. I loved reading all the punch lines. Its a good book to own for any Jeff Foxworthy Fans.