Mark Childress was born in Monroeville, Alabama. He is the author of six previous novels, including One Mississippi and Crazy in Alabama, three books for children, and the screenplay of the film, Crazy in Alabama. He lives in Key West, Florida.
"There is nothing small about Childress's fine novel. It's big in all the ways that matter--big in daring, big in insight, and big-hearted. Really, really big-hearted."--Susan Larson, "New Orleans Times-Picayune" "Move over, Flannery O'Connor and make room for a new master. Mark Childress has written yet another laugh out loud Southern classic. In "Georgia Bottoms, " you will meet the most hilariously dysfunctional bunch of characters to come down the literary pike in years. Try to stop laughing!"--Fannie Flagg, author of "I Still Dream About You" "Childress is like a good neighborhood gossip--just when you feel like you've heard the story before... he throws out a juicy detail you weren't anticipating and hooks you back in."-- "Los Angeles" " "" Times Book Review" "The simple act of reading "Georgia Bottoms" releases tension; buttons are undone, shoes kicked off-man is it hot. Georgia is not perfect, but she's fun to be with." Susan Salter Reynolds, "Los Angeles Times"" "Georgia Bottoms is a lovingly drawn woman, charming, hilarious, heartbreaking, warm and tough, rich in charm and denial and insight. She's an inspired creation in a story filled with serious challenges and fabulous people, good and bad, rich and poor, stunning and appalling, sometimes all at once. They all ring true, and I will never forget them."--Anne Lamott, author of Imperfect Birds "Skillfully crafted, memorable, and amusing....Georgia, good-looking and devious, is a compelling character who keeps the narrative alive with her survival skills."--Associated Press "Downright hilarious....Childress's Georgia peach is the freshest bad girl to rise from the South since Scarlett O'Hara."--Washington Examiner "Hilarious...Riffs on small-town hypocrisy and racial tensions enliven the plot, but it's the unsinkable Georgia who makes the book delicious."--People "One of the most irresistible liars ever to whip up a batch of pimento cheese sandwiches, the irreverent Georgia Bottoms allows Childress to poke fun at a number of sacred cows."--Gina Webb, Atlanta Journal-Constitution "The simple act of reading Georgia Bottoms releases tension; buttons are undone, shoes kicked off-man is it hot. Georgia is not perfect, but she's fun to be with."--Susan Salter Reynolds, Los Angeles Times "Move over, Flannery O'Connor . . . Mark Childress has written another laugh-out-loud Southern classic!" --Fannie Flagg, author of I Still Dream About You PRAISE FOR ONE MISSISSIPPI "Funniest novel I have read in ten years!"--Stephen King PRAISE FOR ONE MISSISSIPPI "Funniest novel I have read in ten years!"--Stephen King