Welcome to the World Baby Girl Author:Fannie Flagg Once again, Flagg's humor and respect and affection for her characters shine forth. Many inhabit small-town or suburban America. But this time, her heroine is urban: a brainy, beautiful, and ambitious rising star of 1970s television. Dena Nordstrom, pride of the network, is a woman whose future is full of promise, her present rich with complicat... more »ions, and her past marked by mystery.« less
I found this one kind of funny, but more than that, it was a really well done storyline. I found myself rooting for Dena, hoping she'd find her way into her life, her character felt so empty for the vast majority of the book, it was sad really. Fannie Flagg is a most excellent writer, her characters jump off of the page at you. While Dena was meeting with Tennesee Williams, I could smell the ocean air of New Orleans and hear him talking... very well done. Definitely worth a read!
I loved everything about this book. It's funny and sad. That is everything I want in a book. I am from a small town and this reminds me of people I know. Please try this book, you will not be disappointed.
Funny, serious, and compelling, this novel focuses on Dena Nordstrom, an urban heroine who is brainy, beautiful, and a rising star of 1970's televison. Replete with a zany cast of characters, this is the story of a woman who tries to go home again, not knowing where home or love lie.
I brought this book with me vacation and tried really hard to read it (since it was the only book I had) but I could not finish it. I found the characters unlikeable and the story line boring and slow moving. I normally enjoy Southern Lit but did not like anything about this book.