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Grits (Girls Raised in the South) Guide to Life
     

Grits (Girls Raised in the South) Guide to Life

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by Deborah Ford
 

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New York Times bestseller

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® Inc., reveals the code behind the distinctive—and irresistible—style of the Southern woman. 

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New York Times bestseller

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® 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.




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“A welcome—and entertaining—addition to anyone aspiring to capture the unique essence of Southern women.”—Publishers Weekly

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781101099391
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
03/30/2004
Sold by:
Penguin Group
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
272
Sales rank:
613,713
File size:
2 MB
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Deborah Ford is the founder of Grits, Inc., a merchandising company specializing in women’s apparel. In 1995, Ford—then a high school volleyball coach in Alabama—began printing T-shirts emblazoned with “Girls Raised in the South” to inspire her players. The response she received was so overwhelming that she quit her teaching job and took her products to an apparel trade show. Her multimillion-dollar business sells GRITS books and merchandise world-wide to Southerners and wannabe Southerners. Her first book, The GRITS Guide to Life, was a New York Times bestseller and SEBA Award winner, and spurred the series of lifestyle books that include GRITS Friends Are Forevah and Puttin’ on the GRITS.


From the Trade Paperback edition.

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Grits (Girls Raised in the South) Guide to Life 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was all into the premise of the book and liked it fine until the part about all G.R.I.T.S. loving men, except for Ellen Degeneres and then..."Well she is a Louisiana G.R.I.T.S. Excuse me? You should be so lucky if you could call yourself and born and raised Cajun! Shame on you because every true G.R.I.T.S knows it is the ultimate bad manners to insult another southern state, especially my fine home state of Louisiana where the southern belle was perfected! Ellen may make a choice different from my choices but it has nothing to do with where she is from and she seems like a true lady, who would never make such an offensive comment. Shame on you, I am sure your momma taught you better.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Got the sample and wanna get it before I go to South Carolina where, I don't have to worry about the resturaunts not having sweet tea ( I live in Florida ya see) born n bred in ole Dixie grew up playin in grandma's plantation house and drinkin nini's sweet tea ( basically sugar water) true no nonsense blueblood Dixie darlin feelin homesick
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Guest More than 1 year ago
I say you gotta read this book its great! I dont get into reading much, but this book kept me interested!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is what you have when one person asks all her friends to write something for her book. I thought it was poorly done and not a true testament of southern living.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a cute book. I am a southern girl and enjoyed every minute of it, although I knew most of it already. It was a great book to read on the beach. Any southern girl would love it, as would anyone who wishes she could be a GRIT.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was absolutely amazing. It really brings back the old southern charm found in the Scarlett O'Hara days. Every true Southern woman should have a copy!
Guest More than 1 year ago
As a GRIT I know the importance of this guide, though I knew most of it already. Us Southern gals have it harder than you think! I suggest it to anyone who wants to survive in the South!