Book Reviews of Confessions of a Failed Southern Lady

Confessions of a Failed Southern Lady
Confessions of a Failed Southern Lady
Author: Florence King
ISBN-13: 9780312050634
ISBN-10: 0312050631
Publication Date: 9/15/1990
Pages: 288
Rating:
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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3.8 stars, based on 53 ratings
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 6
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...
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Great book! This woman really lived a wild life!
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This lady sure knows how to tell a story. I'm very glad that I took a chance on this book.
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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.

Genny
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Funny -- Good Read
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All southerners have family members who are "characters", and Ms. King had more than her share. This book is a hoot!
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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!
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Funny as all get out. A great read.
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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!
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Good Southern memoir...laughed out loud a couple of times.
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An outrageous commentator on men,women,and other sources of amusement,particulary the Southern variety.