Charleston: A Good Life

Photographer Gately Willams
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About The Book

Inspired by the legendary work of Slim Aarons, a photographic narrative tour of a beautiful, unique, historical city and the remarkable people who live there.

Author Ned Brown kicks off the Good Life series with the story about what makes Charleston, South Carolina so desirable to its residents and the five million visitors who seek it out each year. This stunning coffee-table book features photographs by Gately Williams, whose work is regularly featured in Garden & Gun, Coastal Living, and other publications.

With his signature ease, Brown profiles more than fifty "interesting Charlestonians, doing interesting things in a beautiful place." Charleston: A Good Life highlights native Charlestonians and those who have made the southern Holy City their home during the past two decades. Some are wealthy, many not, but all enjoy the richness of a place that has been voted the best small city in the world by Travel + Leisure magazine.

About The Author

Ned Brown's home base is Charleston, SC. Before becoming a full-time author and documentary television writer, creator, and producer, Ned worked for over three decades in and around the federal government in Washington, DC. In addition to his political work, Ned has written dozens of stories and articles about "interesting people doing interesting things"- including Charleston and its people, history, places, and events. Ned is married to a successful Charleston and Washington, DC wedding planner, Christina Baxter, and has a son, John Patrick.

Raves and Reviews

"This is an important book for and about Charleston." — Joseph Riley, former Charleston mayor

"Ned Brown is my true north understanding Charleston's culture." — Michael Ware, National Geographic

"This is an important book for and about Charleston." — Joseph Riley, former Charleston mayor

"Ned Brown is my true north understanding Charleston's culture." — Michael Ware, National Geographic

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