Dispatches from Bitter America: A Gun Toting, Chicken Eating, Son of a Baptist’s Culture War Stories

His debut book is titled They Popped My Hood and Found Gravy on the Dipstick—so you know Todd Starnes is a humorous chap. Now host of FOX News & Commentary, Starnes has been making a name for himself by traveling all over the country, listening to the heartbeats of regular Americans and learning first hand not only about their concerns regarding a nation that’s quickly slipping from their grasp—but also the mountain of ridiculous, it’d-be-hysterical-if-it-weren’t-true cultural obstacles staring them down day after day. In the pages of his newest book, Dispatches from Bitter America, the self-proclaimed gun-toting, chicken-eating son of a Baptist dives into serious (and not-so-serious) subjects such as religion, health care, freedom, country music, and barbeque. An Edward R. Murrow Award winner and recipient of the Associated Press Mark Twain Award for Storytelling, Starnes offers additional depth to his distress signals here through illustrative interviews with the likes of Sean Hannity, Mike Huckabee, Paula Deen, and Amy Grant.

(Check out Starnes’ exclusive interview with the Blaze on Dispatches and the government’s war on religious freedom…)

And watch Starnes’ appearance on Fox & Friends discussing a bit of what he’s learned from his interactions with “bitter” Americans out there: