From GONE WITH THE WIND to STEEL MAGNOLIAS to DESIGNING WOMEN, there is a mystique about southern women that inspires universal curiosity. But southern women are more than just pink teas, beauty pageants, and charm with a drawl. They're real women, with down-to-earth common sense and true grit who will stand by their men, their friends, and their Savior. In short story style, this fascinating collection of anecdotes about and by southern women goes much further than "charm and beauty under a wide-brimmed hat." It tells how women have broken through to becoming more real, more vulnerable, more willing to take risks and make a stand for what they believe in.