Mama Makes up Her Mind; And Other Dangers of Southern Living

Mama Makes up Her Mind; And Other Dangers of Southern Living

by Bailey White
     
 

In this national bestseller, Bailey White—whose accounts of Southern eccentricity have enchanted millions of listeners to National Public Radio—offers a humorous, touching, story-filled memoir of her home in south Georgia. "Bailey White's sketches evoke a sort of real-life Lake Wobegon."—The New York Times. See more details below

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In this national bestseller, Bailey White—whose accounts of Southern eccentricity have enchanted millions of listeners to National Public Radio—offers a humorous, touching, story-filled memoir of her home in south Georgia. "Bailey White's sketches evoke a sort of real-life Lake Wobegon."—The New York Times.

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Ray Olson
Solely for reviving the "voice" of the storyteller, National Public Radio should be funded in perpetuity. The winningest monologuist NPR's given us may be Bailey White. She's the first-grade teacher from south Georgia with the husky voice with the crack in it that makes you want to say, "Dear! put some honey lemonade on that throat and rest it awhile." She lives with her prodigious mama in a house that, listening to her, you'd think must be Fibber McGee's closet blown up to mansion proportions. She drove the same car faithfully for about 20 years, bought another that conked out kinda quick, then a third with the help of none other than Gen. Robert E. Lee. She knows people like the lady who saw the "Titanic" en route to the iceberg, and has relatives like Aunt Belle, who trained an alligator to come bellow for a treat. "And" she's a volunteer fireman ["sic"], the smallest on the force. She tells us all about it on the radio and all over again in this book. She's marvelous on the air, but dang'd if she isn't funnier, livelier, more stylish in the aural theater of the reader's mind. Or read her stuff out loud the way you think it ought to be inflected. Anyway, she's a great humorist.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780792718093
Publisher:
BBC Audiobooks America
Publication date:
01/01/1994
Pages:
194
Product dimensions:
5.25(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

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