THACKER MOUNTAIN RADIO HOUR: Sean Dietrich for You Are My Sunshine

11/17: 6 PM THACKER MOUNTAIN RADIO HOUR: Sean Dietrich for You Are My Sunshine
Thursday, November 17, 2022 - 6:00pm

Venue Change! Thursday, November 17th – Join us for Thacker Mountain Radio Hour at the Lyric in Oxford, MS

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Showtime: 6 pm

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Sean Dietrich for his memoir You Are My Sunshine.

No one can tell a story quite like Sean Dietrich--aka "Sean of the South." Expertly and seamlessly weaving laugh-out-loud adventures with poignant moments, he draws readers into this moving story about keeping a promise to his wife--and taking the longest bike ride of his life.

A laugh-out-loud funny true story of a loving relationship, a grand adventure, and a promise kept.

It was only a few years after the starry-eyed young couple got married when scary news threatened to take the wind out of their sails. But Sean Dietrich's wife, Jamie, wouldn't let it. She dared to hope for and plan for a great big adventure, and she made him promise to do it with her. For love and the promise of biscuits along the way, Sean--who was never an athlete of any kind--undertook the bike ride of a lifetime and lived to talk about it. 

In this true-life tale, master storyteller Sean Dietrich--also known as the beloved columnist and creator of the blog and podcast "Sean of the South"--shares their hilarious, touching, and sometimes terrifying story of the long bike ride to conquer The Great Allegheny Passage and the C&O Canal Towpath trail. As you laugh out loud through every hard-won mile and lose yourself in his signature poignancy, you'll experience a great adventure that, in the end, will remind you of what's most important in life, the value of keeping your promises, and the importance of connection in your most treasured relationships. 

A feel-good read you won't be able to put down, You Are My Sunshine dares you to hope for an adventure of your own.

About the Author

Sean Dietrich is a columnist, podcaster, stand-up storyteller, and novelist known for his commentary on life in the American South. His work has appeared in Southern LivingGood GritSouth magazine, and other publications, and he has authored fourteen books. Follow Sean's daily writing at or @seanofthesouth on Instagram.

Air times:

Thursday, November 17th – 6:00 pm (CT) WUMS – University of Mississippi

Friday, November 25th – 6 am (CT) WYXR 91.7 FM Memphis, TN.

Saturday, November 26th –3 pm (ET) University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

                                    7 pm (CT) Mississippi Public Broadcasting

                                    9 pm (CT) Alabama Public Radio

Event address: 
1006 Van Buren Avenue
Oxford, MS 38655
You Are My Sunshine: A Story of Love, Promises, and a Really Long Bike Ride By Sean Dietrich Cover Image
ISBN: 9780310355786
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Zondervan - October 11th, 2022