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Baptized in Sweet Tea: Ken Burger


Friday - February 22, 2013


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About This Show

Ken Burger spent almost 40 years writing for two South Carolina newspapers, during a career that included stints covering sports, business, politics and life in the Palmetto State.

 Burger’s new book, Baptized in Sweet Tea, is a collection of columns he has written for the Charleston Post & Courier. As the title hints, the common thread running through the collection is Burger’s southern-ness… and, more specifically, his identity as a born-and-bred South Carolinian. While he may have been baptized in sweet tea, his essays are steeped in a bittersweet nostalgia for a way of life that’s passing into memory… and a reverence for those timeless qualities that abide.


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