Fannie Flagg

Three beloved reads recommended by the author of I Still Dream About You.

Fannie Flagg’s literary career has been nothing short of unconventional—after making her name on television shows like Candid Camera and Match Game, she decided to try her hand at fiction with a 1978 short story from the point of view of an 11-year-old girl, spelling mistakes and all. That story later became her first novel; her second was the bestselling Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Café, and her adaptation of the book into a screenplay was nominated for an Academy Award. The latest among her warm-hearted comic portraits of small-town life both past and present is I Still Dream About You. Fannie Flagg shared three of her favorite reads with the Barnes & Noble Review.

Books by Fannie Flagg


Christmas Memory

By Truman Capote

“It is a very touching portrayal of the relationship between two unlikely people who give comfort to each other.”


Travels with Charley

By John Steinbeck

“Steinbeck chronicles his last road trip across America, showing a slice of the rural small town America that we are losing to the big malls.”


Prince of Tides

By Pat Conroy

“I love anything Conroy writes. Need I say more?”