Kirkus Reviews calls the book “often thoughtful, always irreverent” and “a raucous road trip through the South with a funny, informed, sardonic and opinionated Yankee.”
Publishers Weekly calls the book “hilariously over-the-top” and “thought-provoking.”
The July/August issue of Washington Monthly magazine includes a lengthy essay review by Colin Woodard, U.S. social history authority and author of American Nations: A History of the Eleven Rival Regional Cultures of North America.
Woodard calls Better Off Without ’Em “viciously funny” before dissecting—and disagreeing with—the book’s central call for a peaceful/friendly secession. It’s an interesting, thoughtful review, an engaging counterpoint to the book.