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

While writing sports for The Post and Courier in Charleston, Burger won numerous statewide writing awards and was named one of the nation’s best sports columnists three times. He also was named S.C. Journalist of the Year in 1996. 

Burger topped off his journalism career by writing a popular metro column for the Charleston paper before retiring in 2011.
His first novel, Swallow Savannah, was published in 2008. His second novel, Sister Santee, came out in 2010. Both novels were touted as among the best in Southern fiction by the Independent Publishers Association. Burger’s most recent success, Baptized in Sweet Tea, won the Benjamin Franklin Award for Best Gift Book in 2011 by the Independent Book Publisher Association. This award-winning compilation of his best columns featured in The Post and Courier commemorates Southern identity and culture and resonates with readers of all ages. Burger previously published Life Through The Earholes Of Our Youth, a collection of sports columns that has become a collector’s item. 
In retirement, Ken entertains himself and others with a blog at kenburger.com/blog/. Born and raised in Allendale,S.C., Burger graduated dead last in his class at the University of Georgia, has been married five times, is a gratefully recovering alcoholic, a cancer survivor, and a happy man.

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Baptized in Sweet Tea

With photography by David Gentry

 

"Baptized in Sweet Tea is written with the warmth and wit of a southern storyteller at his best. Ken Burger's collection of columns are filled with unforgettable images, incidents, and people from different aspects of southern culture. I recommend that you sit on the porch with this book and a glass of sweet tea and enjoy every word." -Mary Alice Monroe, NYT Best-selling author. 

Written by: Ken Burger

ISBN #: 978-0-9834457-2-2

PRICE: $21.95 (plus $4.00 shipping/handling)