Welcome to the World Baby Girl Author:Fannie Flagg The 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 complications, and her past marked by mystery. Among the colorful cast of characters are: —
Sookie, of Selma, Alabama, Dena's exuberant colleg... more »e roommate, who is everything that Dena is not; she is thrilled by Dena's success and will do everything short of signing autographs for her, Sookie's a mom, a wife, and a Kappa forever
Dena's cousins, the Warrens, and her aunt Elner, of Elmwood Springs, Missouri, endearing, loyal, talkative, ditsy, and, in their way, wise
Neighbor Dorothy, whose spirit hovers over them all through the radio show that she broadcast from her home in the 1940s
Sidney Capello, pioneer of modern sleaze journalism and privateer of privacy, and Ira Wallace, his partner in tabloid television
Several doctors, all of them taken with -- and almost taken in by -- Dena
There are others, captivated by a woman who tries to go home again, not knowing where home or love lie.« 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.