Allison Glock A journalist for 20-plus years, Glock's writing has appeared in: The New York Times, The New York Times Magazine, The New Yorker, Esquire, Rolling Stone, Southern Living, Food & Wine, Men's Journal, Marie Claire, GQ and many other publications. Her poetry has appeared in The New Yorker, South Writ Large, and the Portland Review. She is the author of multiple books, including Whiting Award winner Beauty Before Comfort, a memoir of West Virginia and a New York Times notable book of the year. About Southern Living Southern Living, a Dotdash Meredith Brand, celebrates the food, homes, places, and culture of the South. We reach 7.2 million readers a month. Our content is written by experienced journalists and fact checked for accuracy. Learn more about us and our editorial guidelines.