Book Reviews of The Red Hat Club

The Red Hat Club
The Red Hat Club
Author: Haywood Smith
ISBN-13: 9780312316938
ISBN-10: 0312316933
Publication Date: 9/2003
Pages: 336
Rating:
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
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3.6 stars, based on 53 ratings
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Book Type: Hardcover
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Helpful Score: 2
This is the story of a group of school friends now in middle age. They rally round a member when she fears her husband is cheating on her.

The characters are likable and real. The plot is well constructed. It slips from present to past with ease. Smith has serious themes, but her style is also quite funny. I laughed out loud a couple of times.

This book is really entertaining!
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Helpful Score: 2
~A heartwarming story with a lovely touch of comedy to show you what the "Red Hat Ladies" are about. It will make you laugh and cry.
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Helpful Score: 1
Great book, definitely recommend!
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Helpful Score: 1
I am neither middle aged nor southern, so I'm not sure why I thought I would enjoy this one. I loved Divine Secrets of the Ya Ya Sisterhood And I had hoped this would be similarly charming. I was really dissapointed. It was at worst gossipy, snobbish, moralistic, and predictable...at best it was a sappy tale of lifelong friendship. I did listen to the entire thing hoping something scandalous would happen eventually...so it must have some redeeming qualities. My mother would love it, but it was not for me!
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Helpful Score: 1
Entertaining and cute, but I found the characters to be rather snobbish.
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Helpful Score: 1
Enjoyable story with great characters ! Witty, charming, all in all a great read.
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Helpful Score: 1
I always love reading about a group of women who take lemons dished out by others and squeeze them until they have lemonade. The feisty group does just that.
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Helpful Score: 1
We didn't start out as Red Hats. We started out in the late '60s as mademoiselles, self-proclaimed creme de la creme of Atlanta's North Side High, Dike's High, Westminster and Lovett, full of ourselves and drunk with the power of our blooming sexuality and good looks," says Georgia Baker, the first-person narrator of Smith's (Queen Bee of the Mimosa Branch, etc.) cozy tribute to the South and womanhood in general. Still full of themselves but now older and wiser, Georgia, Teeny, Linda, Diane and SuSu meet once a month, wearing purple clothes and (what else?) red hats. When Diane discovers that her husband has a mistress, a condo and hidden funds, she seeks her friends' help to bring him down. Meanwhile, Georgia grapples with memories of her first love and the reality of her stale marriage, and Teeny reevaluates her conviction to stay with her abusive, womanizing husband. The women's trials are familiar, but Smith's incisive wit and awareness of her setting, coupled with Darlow's dynamic, Southern-accented delivery and skill at creating distinct character voices-from SuSu's husky, smoke-roughened voice to the righteous, prissy voice of Georgia's conscience-will make listeners feel like an honorary member of the club.
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Helpful Score: 1
A fun book. Lots of "Southernisms". A story about friendship among women. I didn't expect to like it and was really surprised.
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Helpful Score: 1
If you are a Red Hatter this a book for you. If you
aren't you will still enjoy this story about the
Red Hat ladies and their doings.

You have to love these ladies and how they support and love one another.
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Helpful Score: 1
can't wait to read the next one. June
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This book was so much fun. Following 5 friends through the ups & downs of their lives and how closely the frienships intertwined.
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Great book! Will keep you entertained and laughing for hours!
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Good, light-hearted fun among southern ladies of a "certain age"
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funny, cute, makes me look forward to getting older!
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Fun read
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Excellent book, a scorned woman gets revenge on evil cheating husband. What could be better than this?
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Such a cute read that I have gotten the sequel to this book . This is about friendships from young age thru the 50's . Those Red Hat ladies are a kick.
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I didn't find it as good as everyone else said.
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Cute, easy read...set in Atlanta.
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Fun and Funny, a must read
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Great story -- enough twists to keep it interesting.
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Great read!
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Five women who have been friends through thirty years since high school, don their red hats and purple outfits for a delicious monthly serving of racy jokes, iced tea and chicken salad, baskets of sweet rolls and the latest Buckhead gossip. When Diane discovers her banker husband has a condo (with mistress) that he bought with their retirement funds, the Red Hats swing into action and plot to hang him with his own rope in a story full of laughter.
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The story of 5 ladies who are best friends and their adventures throughout their lives together
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Similar to The Hot Flash Club. Enjoyable read.
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Red-oh-licious. Funny times for Red Hats and those who want to be.
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Couldnt get into the book, never finished.
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This book was a fun book to read.
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I just finished this book and I thought it was so cute. It was a little mean, but very funny and definitely entertaining and worth the listen. I really loved this book! The reader made the book very entertaining. She sounds to me a lot like Rue McClannahan and it was fun. Listen to it! Deshirl
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Entertaining story of women who have been friends through thick and thin...loved it!
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Meet Georgia, SuSu, Teeny, Diane, and Linda-five women who've been best friends through thirty years since high school. Whenever they get the chance, they don their red hats and purple outfits for a delicious monthly serving of racy jokes, iced tea and chicken salad, baskets of sweet rolls, the latest Buckhead gossip, and-most of all-lively support and caring through the ups and downs of their lives. When Diane discovers her banker husband has a condo (with mistress) that he bought with their retirement funds, the Red Hats swing into action and plot to hang him with his own rope in a story that serves up laughter, elegant revenge, high school memories, long-lost loves, a suburban dominatrix, plenty of white wine and junk food and most of all, the power of friendship.
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Great book for anyone who will someday be over 50 or already over 50! Good gift for any milestone birthday....40, 50, 60, etc.
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The Ya Ya\'s without the mother-daughter agony. Funny, sexy story.
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I loved this book and it's characters. They are such good friends and it both funny and heartwarming. Couldn't wait to read the sequel.
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An enjoyable read.
Vicky C.
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A wonderful novel about five women who join a red hat club. This book has all the fun of five who gossip and have fun.
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Although the title makes this book seem dated (Red Hat Clubs have been around a long time), the story line is timeless. Jilted wives who won't take it any more - they decide to fight back. Their investigations and negotiations make for a funny plot and there are just enough southernisms by this Atlanta author to keep a reader happy.
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A crazy group of women if ever there were. So human.
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While not endorsed by the Red Hat Society, this book IS about five middle-aged women who had known each other for 30 years and continue to be friends lovingly and humorously involved in each others lives....and misadventures.
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"A tribute to women who emerged victorious through divorce, menopause, spreading waistlines, and other tribulations." --Chicago Tribune
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Very hillarous.
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I enjoyed this book. The book is set in Atlanta Ga. This is the story of 5 women who have been friends since high school and have remained so for thirty-six years. They are always there for each other through all of life's heartaches and happy times. The girls rally together when one of their own is faced with a cheating husband, and is totally shocked with what one of the others has done over the years without telling them. I look forward to visiting Georgia, SuSu, Teeny, Diane and Linda again.
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Superbly written, funny and thought provoking. I enjoyed this book dispite the minor problems with authenticity.
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Meet Georgia, SuSu, Teeny, Diane, and Linda-five women who've been best friends through thirty years since high school. Whenever they get the chance, they don their red hat and purple outfits for a delicious monthly serving of racy jokes, iced tea and chicken salad, baskets of sweet rolls, the latest Buckhead gossip, and-most of all-lively support and caring through the ups and downs of their lives. When Diane discovers her banker husband has a condo (with mistress) that he bought with their retirement funds, the Red Hats swing into action and plot to hang him with his own rope in a story that serves up laughter, elegant revenge, high school memories, long-lost loves, a suburban dominatrix, plenty of white wine and junk food, and most of all, the power of friendship.
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I really enjoyed this book. It's true chick lit, but it's a fun read, and not as predictable as some chick lit. I even ordered the second book in the series, so I must have enjoyed it! I also read 'Queen Bee of Mimosa Beach' by Smith, also a great book!
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Fun read!
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Great story about friends and life. The reader was fantastic!
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What a fun book to read. Highly recommended. And sequel to it just came out this month.
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For the older woman going through lifes changes
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Five women who have been friends 30 years start a red hat chapter.All are over fifty, they don their red hats and purple outfits for a fun time once a month.They serve up racy jokes,ice tea,chicken salad, and baskets of sweet rolls.The towns latest gossip,and most of all support and caring through the ups and downs of their lives.
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What a fun book!
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"We didn't start out as Red Hats. We started out in the late '60s as mademoiselles, self-proclaimed creme de la creme of Atlanta's North Side High, Dike's High, Westminster and Lovett, full of ourselves and drunk with the power of our blooming sexuality and good looks," says Georgia Baker, the first-person narrator of Smith's (Queen Bee of the Mimosa Branch, etc.) cozy tribute to the South and womanhood in general. Still full of themselves but now older and wiser, Georgia, Teeny, Linda, Diane and SuSu meet once a month, wearing purple clothes and (what else?) red hats. When Diane discovers that her husband has a mistress, a condo and hidden funds, she seeks her friends' help to bring him down. Meanwhile, Georgia grapples with memories of her first love and the reality of her stale marriage, and Teeny reevaluates her conviction to stay with her abusive, womanizing husband
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Really enjoyed this book. The Red Hat Club Rides Again is on my wish list!
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This is a really great read! It teaches a life lesson to women of all ages. These women have overcome divorce, spreading waistlines, and all other kinds of trials and tribulations! They lived to tell about it too! A must read for any woman!
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I couldn't put this down!
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Great book, I loved it!
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I highly recommend this book. It is i fun book and I thoroughly every minute of it.
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A fun story of a bevy of Atlanta women and their life 50 years after their days as high school sorority sisters.
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What a fun book for women!!
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light hearted reading.
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I laughed, I cried, I really enjoyed every page!
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very intertaining
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Funny and fun. Somewhat mindless, easy read.
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This is one great book!!! You don't want it to end!
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Enjoyed the book.
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Fun book on 5 CDs - Abridged. Five women support their friends during good times and bad. Very funny.