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Subject: Celia Rivenbark is funny!
Date Posted: 7/8/2009 8:45 AM ET
Member Since: 5/16/2008
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OK, I wasn't sure if I'd like Celia Rivenbark's stuff (right now I am reading "We're Just Like You, Only Prettier") but I do! I am a transplanted NJ Yankee in Raleigh, NC and her writing is "Southern humor" with a focus on (these are her words, not mine) "white trash and rednecks." So I was somewhat skeptic that I'd enjoy it, but I do! I would absolutely compare her with some of our favorites, Jen Lancaster and Laurie Notaro. I'm not sure if this falls more under the "biographies" or that type of writing, since it's short little essays, but I would recommend her to this group for sure. MOST of her stuff is WL (though the one I'm reading now is available on PBS) and I definitely encourage you to check her out if you have not yet. If you have, please add to the thread which books you read and liked. If my WL ever moves, I would like to bump her into any open spots that come along! :-) Happy reading.

Date Posted: 7/8/2009 10:04 AM ET
Member Since: 6/18/2008
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I'll have to look for her. I have never read Laurie Notaro but I love Jen Lancaster. And "southern humor"? Sweet!!!

Date Posted: 7/8/2009 3:48 PM ET
Member Since: 3/18/2008
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Susan Reinhardt is awesome too, by the way!

Date Posted: 7/8/2009 5:59 PM ET
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Susan Reinhardt is NOT funny. I didn't find her amusing at all.

Date Posted: 7/8/2009 8:36 PM ET
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Someone recommended Celia to me so I actually have one of her books in my TBR pile... yay!

Date Posted: 7/9/2009 8:03 AM ET
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Yeah, last night I found another Celia book "Bless Your Heart, Tramp" on my TBR... I THOUGHT the cover looked familiar when I saw it on PBS and so I went hunting. OMG, she is hilarious!!! I LOVE it- and I don't relate at all, but I don't have to! Honestly, she is right up there with our other funny lady writers. I ordered the one other of hers that was readily available and hope to get on the WL for the others soon. Recommended 100%%%%%%!!!!! I am loving her!