Book Reviews of Daisy Fay and the Miracle Man (Also published as Coming Attractions)

Daisy Fay and the Miracle Man (Also published as Coming Attractions)
Daisy Fay and the Miracle Man - Also published as Coming Attractions
Author: Fannie Flagg
ISBN-13: 9780345485601
ISBN-10: 0345485602
Publication Date: 9/13/2005
Pages: 336
Rating:
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.
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4.1 stars, based on 45 ratings
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 7
Wow!!! I have not enjoyed a book like this in a long time. You will find yourself laughing out loud. Though the book is written in the style of journal entries, it is just like Daisy Fay is talking to you herself.

I would recommend this book to anyone who wants to have the inside track on the people in Daisy Fay's life.
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Helpful Score: 4
Daisy Fay and the Miracle Man is a touchingly funny story written by Fannie Flagg. Daisy Fay Harper keeps a journal chronicling all of her adventures from the time she is 11 to when she wins the Miss Mississippi pageant. She's a tomboy sort of girl with a Dennis-the-Menace type penchant for getting herself into trouble. She doesn't mean to, it just seems to happen. Her father is an alcoholic ne'er-do-well with lots of grandiose ideas. The kooky locals in the story are lovable, particularly Jimmy Snow. I laughed out loud a lot when I read the book and the story has to be pretty funny for me to do that! I recommend it highly!
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Helpful Score: 4
This is a wonderfully written book, from the point of view of a 12 year old girl growing up in the 1950s south, who struggles with loyalty to both her alcoholic father and absent mother. The ending is hilarious.
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Helpful Score: 3
I thoroughly enjoyed this one. Fannie Flagg is a wonderful writer. Her characters are very real. This book has it all. Daisy Fay is a great character, the book is funny and sad, and is very well written.
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Helpful Score: 2
One of my all time favorites!!! LOL...funny a great read!!!
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Helpful Score: 1
Definitely lots of humor here (but too close to the crude and profane for me to enjoy it all).
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Helpful Score: 1
Although Fried Green Tomatoes... is one of my favorite books, this is the book that won me over as a Fannie Flagg fan. Great characters, great story, perfect balance of emotions - laughter, drama, sadness. Very well-written and captivating.
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This book was a delight to read! A warm and funny story that I hated seeing end.
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I loved this book! it really is a rib-tickler and is one of the best I've read in a long time. An easy read, relaxing, but funny story that tugs at the heart as well as making one's day!
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daisy fay is coming of age in the gulf coast's shell beach, which is the end of the rodad of the south. the folks who head for florida haven't discovered it yet, but it is a dandy place to meet local VIP'S like hard drinking jimmy snow, former socialite mrs. dot, and daisy's dady who comes up with the mortgage scheme in which his daughter has to return from the dead in a carefully orchestrated miracle.
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Funny book about growing up on the South. Really enjoyed it, a rollicking read.
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A fun and enjoyable book to read!
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If you like Anne Tyler you will like Fannie Flagg.
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Southern style served up with graciousness, hospitality and a box of tissues!
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Histerically funny!!!
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Author of 'Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe'. Funny, endearing story.
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Fannie Flagg is a wonderful author with novels of the South and very humorous. She wrote Fried Green Tomatoes. This story is of a niece and nephew who are trying to take care of a elder independent lady who doesn't want to be taken care of and who is a delight.
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Another no fail Fannie Flagg. She delivers each and every time! I loved this story so much and hated to see it end!!
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Fannie Flagg is in fine form as she introduces you to Daisy Fay...a good read.
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This book is not a type I often choose, and by the middle it almost lost me -- just too over-the-top ridiculous... but I sort of liked the main character and so stuck with it. The ending was okay.
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This is one of my favorite books! I laughed out loud the whole book!
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It's a Fannie Flagg book, need I say more?! If you like her style, this book won't dissapoint.
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This was a very good book. In fact, I couldn't stop reading it. It is told through the POV of Daisy Fay which begins in the 1950s when she is a little girl. It's very chronological, but includes plenty of flashbacks. She is very precocious, but innocent in most things. I highly recommend this book.
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Well . . . I didn't care for it. I'm not sure if this was a book for adults or not - I felt foolish reading it because it reads like a Young Adult book. I realize it was written from a 12 year old's perspective, but I didn't realize the ENTIRE book was going to be like that - I thought it was just going to start out that way. If I was in 7th grade, I would have probably really liked it. Just a too bit far-fetched for a 42 year old.
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I adore Fannie Flagg! This book is so funny and full of wit!
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this book was very engaging and funny as all get out....loved it
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its pretty good, fannie flagg is my favorite author but this book written as the diary of an 11 yr old girl in the 50s so very different from flaggs other books, nice story but i dont care too much for the format of this book
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I have never read a book by Fannie Flagg that I did not enjoy--this is still the case. This book about a young girl growing up in the 50's is laugh out loud funny--at one point I had to put it down I was laughing so hard Very great read
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I enjoyed this book very much.
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Fannie Flagg takes us on a journey to a South that only Southerners know, to a time when "Blue Velvet" was played at the Senior Prom, and into the life of Daisy Fay Harper, a sassy, truth-telling heroine who just can't stay out of trouble or out of our hearts. What's more she tells us everything--from what made her Daddy and Momma split up to what is really stashed in the freezer of her family's malt shop.
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I am a Flagg fan from way back, and this one was a delight! The characters are her usual unusual mix, and the story is very good.
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I have enjoyed all of Fannie Flaggs books.
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Not my normal fare, but I thoroughly enjoyed this book.
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Another winner by the author of FRIED GREEN TOMATOES AT THE WHISTLE STOP CAFE.
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Fun light read. I liked Daisy and enjoyed her story.
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this is a good Fanny Flagg story with a momorable heroine.
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Another good read by the author of many funny, nostalgic and heart warming novels (like Fried Green Tomatoes)
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Loved Fried Green Tomatoes but I have too many books to be read.
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Sweet and funny.
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fun story about daisy fay harper living in the south in the 50's
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It's been awhile since I read this one, but I do remember enjoying the Southern humor and Fannie Flagg's unique style of characterization.
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A funny and enjoyable book with a main character who is as feisty and genuine as they come. Follow the daily life of young Miss. Daisy Fay Harper as you read her journal.
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great and funny read
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great story
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Fannie Flagg has a great style that's easy to read.
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Since I loved Coming attractions, I wanted to read more about Daisy Fay. I just got this book in the mail and was SO disappointed to find out that it was Coming attractions with a name change. How stupid is that? It is, however, a great read, whatever the name.
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Flagg's story of a young girl growing up in Mississippi in the 1950s is full of wonderful characters and laugh-out-loud situations. She does a particularly good job with the voice of the narrator as she grows up.
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Great light read.
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I found this book to be laugh out loud funny! It was kind of like Fried Green Tomatoes, only all of it was from a kid's point of view.
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This is a very fun book! A great, light summer read.
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Very fun read about a young girl growing up. Your reading her day to day live through her diary.
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I enjoy Fannie Flagg's books and this one is my favorite. A young girl tells her story of living with an alcoholic father who is always chasing his dreams without considering how he is going to support his family. I laughed until I cried when she was riding bareback through town. At the end I could hardly read through the "happy tears".
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this book is soooo funny!
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Fannie Flagg can make you feel like you are in the same room as the characters of her books! Great!
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What you are about to read... really did happen to me... or maybe it didn't... i'm not sure... but it doesn't matter... because it's true... -Daisy Fay Harper

From the author of the New Your Times bestseller Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe.

"A hilarious, Endearing Novel!" -Los Angeles Times
"Sheer Unbeatable Entertainment!" -Cosmopolitan
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This is a written book from the point of view of a 12 year old girl growing up in the 1950s south, who struggles with loyalty to both her alcoholic father and absent mother.
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I love anything by Fannie!
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Fannie Flagg is so real.
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Fannie Flagg all the way!!!
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Totally enjoyable..sit back and laugh. From the author of Fried Green Tomatoes. Journey to the south right into the life of 11 yr old Daisy Fay growing up in the south, who can't stay out of trouble, or out of our hearts.
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Another good Fannie Flagg book - I think this was her first. None of them come near "The All Girl Filling Station's Last Reunion" though. I would give that one at least SIX stars.
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A detailed and hilarious look at life in the South during the fifties, from the bestselling author of Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe.

Here is Fannie Flagg's high-spirited and unabashedly sentimental first novel, the precursor to the bestselling Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe.
Taken from the pages of Daisy Fay Harper's journal, this is a coming of age story set in rural Mississippi that is by turns hilarious and touching. It begins in 1952 when Daisy Fay is a sassy, truth-tellin' but lonely eleven-year old, and ends six years later when she becomes the flamboyant, unlikely but assured winner of the Miss Mississippi contest. Along the way, we meet some of the raffish and outrageous town locals, including her own Daddy, who comes up with a mortgage scheme that requires Daisy's "resurrection." This is a thoroughly entertaining comic novel with a heroine who is bound to capture your heart.
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Great book. Entertainment to the best! A real Fannie Flagg book!! A great writer for laughter. Enjoy!
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Book Description
In Fannie Flagg's high-spirited first novel, we meet Daisy Fay Harper in the spring of 1952, where she's ânot doing much except sitting around waiting for the sixth grade.â When she leaves Shell Beach, Mississippi, in September 1959, she is packed up and ready for the Miss America Pageant, vowing âI won't come back until I'm somebody.â But in our hearts she already is.

Sassy and irreverent from the get-go, Daisy Fay takes us on a rollicking journey through her formative years on the Gulf Coast of Mississippi. There, at The End of the Road of the South, the family malt shop freezer holds unspeakable things, society maven Mrs. Dot hosts Junior Debutante meetings and shares inspired thoughts for the week (such as âsincerity is as valuable as radiumâ), and Daisy Fay's Daddy hatches a quick-cash scheme that involves resurrecting his daughter from the dead in a carefully orchestrated miracle. Along the way, Daisy Fay does a lot of growing up, emerging as one of the most hilarious, appealing, and prized characters in modern fiction.