Laugh out loud funny! You don't have to live in the South to enjoy Celia Rivenbark's books. And good if you're the type of person who only gets to read books a little bit at a time. Each chapter is its own little Southern jewel. And no subject is sacred!
Carol L. (tcmers) reviewed Stop Dressing Your Six-Year-Old Like a Skank on
Helpful Score: 5
This book is absolutely hilarious when read aloud with a southern draw! Try it! My Mom recently had a stroke and one of the things they said to do was read to her.... She was laughing so hard! Delightful!
I found a lot of the things she talked about to be funny but I felt like there was just a little bit to much sarcasim in the book. If you are a mother with kids you can relate to much in the book. If you are from the south, then you REALLY can relate. Good for a few chuckles.
Have I made myself clear? This book was easily the funniest book I've read in a LONG time. The first chapter had me in stitches, and I laughed out loud consistently through the rest of the book as well.
Critical reviews have compared Celia Rivenbark to Dave Barry; I'd say that sounds about right - except I can relate to her better than I can relate to him.
In any event, this author is a rare, true talent and I can't wait to get my hands on more of her books. This one is going on my keeper shelf, for sure. VERY HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!
Really, really, laugh your butt off funny. I read and laughed out loud through most of this book. I'm telling you if this author were my next door neighbor, I'd not get anything done. I'd spend all my time listening to her talk. She is hilarious, and so much of what she says is true!!!. Loved this bbok.
Okay, so, I am a "Yankee" who went to college in Kentucky, which Ms. Rivenbark would probably dub a "border state" as opposed to the true South. My roommate and best friend, however, was an Alabama gal whose Mom made the best sweet tea in the country and who began a launch into gossip with the patented Southern phrase "I don't mean to be ugly, but . . . " This book not only brings me back to my 4-years of college in the South and all the cultural bizarritudes that I witnessed in the name of being "Southern," but it is also laugh-out-loud funny for a working mother who aspires to be a "slacker Mom" and is also a (self-acclaimed) expert in pop culture and politics. Way to go, Celia! I can't wait to read your other 2 books.
Delightful and sassy collection of columns from humorist Celia Rivernbark, ranging from her attempts to raise a daughter without putting her into thong panties and sequined belly shirts at the age of six, through soap opera addiction and telephone "help" lines that don't.
Celia Rivenbark is living parts of my life! Found myself laughing out loud quite a few times - similar to Laurie Notaro for southerners with kids. If you have read several of her books there are some common phrases and themes, but overall, I really enjoyed this book!
Freaking awesome! This was the funniest book I've read in years! I read one of her others after this and it was good but not as good as this- this is a must-read for anyone who has a good sense of humor!
Jen Z. reviewed Stop Dressing Your Six-Year-Old Like a Skank on
Helpful Score: 1
Celia Rivenbark is truly one of the funniest women on this planet. If you are from the South, or know someone who is, or just want to get a candid look at the South, Rivenbark is the author to read. I find myself laughing out loud many times throughout this book. This book was a very quick read and I found myself wanting more at the end.
Rarely, if ever, have I laughed out loud while reading a book as much as I did when reading this. My husband got so annoyed when we were reading in bed, he told me to go read on the couch! Rivenbark does lose a little bit of momentum towards the end of the book, but this is one I'll be LOLing to for a long, long time.
I was laughing so hard while readi,g this at the beach I had people comming over to see what I was reading. It is a real world perspective on the ridiculousness that is 21st century parents and the nightmare that these "speshul snowflakes" bring to the rest of us. As a childless woman in her 30's I find myself agreeing with this saucy southern mama. And laughing my hiney off