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.
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. â 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.
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.
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
Very fun read about a young girl growing up. Your reading her day to day live through her diary.
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