This book was written more for the typical Southern Belle, rather than the barefoot, mud0ridin southern gal. Nice stories about the importance of passed-down cast iron skillets and that southern charm and drawl that my Northern boy has come to love! Deborah Ford puts words on paper in a unique way that every woman can use in everyday life.
A Girls Raised In The South, guide to life. Full of anything you'd want to know about being raised in the south! Its chock full of funny stories, recipes and little things here and there.
I love this author. Being from the south myself (Houston Texas to be exact), all of the information, hints, and helpful advice Ford gives is like gold. I have 2 copies of this books, which is the only reason I am swapping it!
Loved this book. I've lived in the south all of my life and still was so very intrigued with this book. It's a MUST-READ for any woman..
They're called Sweet Potato Queens, Steel Magnolias, Ya-Ya Sisters, and Southern Belles, but at heart they're just plain Grits-Girls Raised in the South!
Now, Deborah Ford, founder of Grits(r) Inc., reveals the code behind the distinctive -and irresistible-style of the Southern woman. Equal parts sweet sincerity and sharp, sly humor, The Grits Guide to Life is chock-full of Southern charm: advice, true-life stories from honest-to-god "Grits," recipes, humor, quotable wisdom, and more. Readers will learn vital lessons, including: how to eat a watermelon in a sundress; how to drink like a Southern lady (sip...a lot); and the real meaning of PMS (Precious Mood Southerner).
This charming book is destined to become a bible for the Southern girl-whether born and bred, expatriated, or adoptive-and her many admirers
If you were born raised or even been to the south you will love this book.
This is an amusing insight into what it's like to be a G.R.I.T.S. - Girl Raised in the South. It includes some recipes, some advice, and some anecdotes about this segment of the population.
From Publishers Weekly
GRITS (Girls Raised In The South) authors Ford and Hand maintain their down-home primer reveals "everything you need to be the beautiful belle you've always wanted to be." No matter where you're from, becoming a Grits girl requires daily practice, as well as an understanding of the basic ingredients of Grits life: style, grace, poise, manners and kindness. To this end, the authors offer "practical" instructions on setting the perfect table, recycling bridesmaid's dresses into tree skirts, sending thank-you notes and speaking like a Southerner (add syllables whenever possible). Quotes, trivia, recipes (including Dolly Parton's Favorite Meatloaf and Sun Tea, "The House Wine of the South") and knee-slapping Grits Pearls of Wisdom such as, "If you can be ready to go in less than thirty minutes, you probably shouldn't be leaving the house at all!" round out each chapter, making this handbook a welcome-and entertaining-addition to anyone aspiring to capture the unique essence of Southern women.
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