I don't care WHAT genre you normally read...if you can get this one, you should. I am STILL laughing. This author is hilarious. Wait, let me get one for you...oh...sorry. I started reading it again and forgot I was typing...
This lady sure knows how to tell a story. I'm very glad that I took a chance on this book.
Great book! This woman really lived a wild life!
I did not really realize this was a biography (more or less), nor did I know who Florence King was. Great story. Funny and interesting. Took me a little bit to really get into it, but I kept wanting to know what happened next. The story is so crazy, noone could make it up!
I enjoyed this book, expecially the author's very accurate descripton of the conversations of the ladies of the "Old South"....so ridiculous and so true. This book is a funny look at a disfunctional family based in Washington, DC. Grandma is still living in Civil War Times, and being a "Southern Lady" occupies all her time. She is having trouble training her granddaughter in the social graces, and her daughter is a foul mouthed tom-boy married to a band member who plays the clubs all night, and reads and drinks all day. This is the story of the daughter's journey from "straight" to "gay"as she moves from DC to Mississippi and has her first affair with another lesbian. It is quite a romp, but if you dislike bad language and lesbian practices, this book is not for you. The author's description of the social practices of the l950's is very accurate and made me laugh as I recalled the 1950's in my own experience.
All southerners have family members who are "characters", and Ms. King had more than her share. This book is a hoot!
Funny as all get out. A great read.
This was such a great book. Anyone could love this book even if you did not grow up hearing such things as..."A lady NEVER smokes on the street", or Who in their right mind would wear anything that sparkles like that before dark? No white after Labor day and until Easter. I could go on and on, but anyone who ever had a mother or grandmother who tried in vain to make them into a southern lady is bound to appreciate this book. The book is about 3 generations of women, and all about what it is to be a lady. I can remember being a small child and having my grandmother explain to me the difference between a lady, trashy, and common. This book brought back all of those memories for me and then some. I loved it start to finish!
An outrageous commentator on men,women,and other sources of amusement,particulary the Southern variety.
Good Southern memoir...laughed out loud a couple of times.