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Grits (Girls Raised in the South) Guide to Life [NOOK Book]

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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 ...
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Grits (Girls Raised in the South) Guide to Life

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Overview

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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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781101099391
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 3/30/2004
  • Sold by: Penguin Group
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 272
  • Sales rank: 173,350
  • File size: 2 MB

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.


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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 6, 2014

    Offended in first chapter!

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 4, 2012

    Lykki

    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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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 28, 2006

    Loved this book!

    I say you gotta read this book its great! I dont get into reading much, but this book kept me interested!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 21, 2004

    Don't waste your money!

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 13, 2003

    A Cute Book

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 23, 2003

    GRITS do it best

    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!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 3, 2003

    Soutern Style!

    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!

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