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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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".
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.
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.
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.
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.