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Confessions of a Failed Southern Lady
Confessions of a Failed Southern Lady
Author: Florence King
Confessions of a Failed Southern Lady is Florence King's classic memoir of her upbringing in an eccentric Southern family, told with all the uproarious wit and gusto that has made her one of the most admired writers in the country. Florence may have been a disappointment to her Granny, whose dream of rearing a Perfect Southern Lady would...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780312050634
ISBN-10: 0312050631
Publication Date: 9/15/1990
Pages: 288
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3.8 stars, based on 53 ratings
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover
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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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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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Funny -- Good Read
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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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