Tuxedos & Pickup Trucks by Bill Thompson
Tuxedos and pickup trucks, bow ties and beauty queens, sweet tea, fried chicken, and lazy dogs. Bill Thompson knows the South as well as the creases in his old white bucks. Told through the lenses of family, friends, a couple of celebrities, and even a few Presidents, this first memoir from best-selling author and self-proclaimed Southern Gentleman Bill Thompson is an homage to Southern living.
For over forty years, Bill Thompson has traveled throughout North Carolina and the South as a speaker for hundreds of organizations from local civic clubs to trade conferences to international conventions. He has been a master of ceremonies and entertainer, speaking and singing for hundreds of events, and celebrating the things that make communities special––from the Hollering Contest in Spivey’s Corner, North Carolina to the Wooly Worm Festival in Banner Elk; the Grits Festival in St. George, South Carolina to the Chitlin Strut in Sally; and from the grape stompin’ contest in Tennessee to judging a sweet tea contest in Georgia. In the process, Thompson has had a chance to meet a lot of people and to hear their stories.