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Enchanted Evening Barbie and the Second Coming: A Memoir
     

Enchanted Evening Barbie and the Second Coming: A Memoir

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by Rheta Grimsley Johnson
 

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Nationally syndicated columnist Rheta Grimsley Johnson, winner of the Ernie Pyle Award for human interest reporting, turns her sharp eye on herself in this frank, exhilarating, wise, poignant, and brave memoir. Her territory ranges from childhood memories of ritual pre-interstate trips in the family station wagon to visit foot-washing Baptist relatives to young-girl

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Nationally syndicated columnist Rheta Grimsley Johnson, winner of the Ernie Pyle Award for human interest reporting, turns her sharp eye on herself in this frank, exhilarating, wise, poignant, and brave memoir. Her territory ranges from childhood memories of ritual pre-interstate trips in the family station wagon to visit foot-washing Baptist relatives to young-girl fixations on the Barbie dolls of the title, from the simultaneous exuberance and proto-feminist doubts of young marriage to the aches of loves lost through divorce and death. Her memorable journalism career, which began on her college newspaper and rural weeklies and moved on to prestigious big-city dailies, was punctuated by her distinctive writing voice and an unerring knack for revealing her much-loved South through uncommon stories about its common people. This is a big-hearted book that will leave no reader unaffected.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781603060608
Publisher:
NewSouth, Incorporated
Publication date:
08/03/2010
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
200
Sales rank:
1,055,489
File size:
888 KB

Meet the Author

Rheta Grimsley Johnson has won numerous awards while reporting for United Press International, the Commercial Appeal (Memphis), the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and a number of other regional newspapers. They include the Ernie Pyle Memorial Award for human interest reporting, the Headliner Award for commentary, and the American Society of Newspaper Editors' Distinguished Writing Award for commentary. In 1986, she was inducted into the Scripps Howard Newspapers Editorial Hall of Fame. Syndicated today by King Features of New York, Johnson's column appears in approximately 50 papers nationwide. She lives in Iuka, Mississippi.

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Enchanted Evening Barbie and the Second Coming 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Rheta Grimsley Johnson has written a heart-warming memoir that anyone can enjoy. Her gentle treatment of the joys and sorrows of life helps the reader not only identify with her life but empathize with her willingness to treat herself with a mirror-image both honest and true. Her use of language is exceptional. This book is not to be missed. Any Southern woman can relate to her experiences growing up and battling the mores of the times.