Mama Makes Up Her Mind: And Other Dangers of Southern Living

Mama Makes Up Her Mind: And Other Dangers of Southern Living

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by Bailey White
     
 

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Welcome to the unique world of Bailey White. Her aunt Belle may take you to see her bellowing pet alligator. Her uncle Jimbuddy may appall you with his knack for losing pieces of himself. Most of all, you may succumb utterly to the charms of Bailey’s mama, who will take you to a juke joint so raunchy it scared Ernest Hemingway or tuck you into her antique guest…  See more details below

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Welcome to the unique world of Bailey White. Her aunt Belle may take you to see her bellowing pet alligator. Her uncle Jimbuddy may appall you with his knack for losing pieces of himself. Most of all, you may succumb utterly to the charms of Bailey’s mama, who will take you to a juke joint so raunchy it scared Ernest Hemingway or tuck you into her antique guest bed that has the disconcerting habit of folding up on people while they sleep.

White’s indelible vignettes of Southern eccentricity have entranced millions who have heard her read them on NPR. Mama Makes Up Her Mind is as sweetly intoxicating as a mint julep and as invigorating as a walk in White’s own overgrown garden.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
Tucson Citizen, 3/26/09
“Pass the corn pone and enjoy.”

Columbia State, 4/19/09
“Funny essays…and White’s mama…is amusing enough all on her own.”

Augusta Metro Spirit, 5/20/09
“A stunning display of Southern hilarity…Those in search of heart, humor, and intriguing characters could do a lot worse than the life of White.”

Bookviews.com, July 2009
“A celebration of the South…For fellow Southerners it will resonate with many memories of this unique region.”

Option, 8/15/11 “A trip back to Flannery O’Connor territory, with perhaps a side route to Capote-land.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786745401
Publisher:
Da Capo Press
Publication date:
03/24/2009
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
240
Sales rank:
130,134
File size:
191 KB

Meet the Author

Bailey White is the author of Sleeping at the Starlite Motel, Quite a Year for Plums, and Nothing With Strings. Her commentaries can be heard on NPR’s All Things Considered. She lives in Thomasville, Georgia.

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Mama Makes up Her Mind 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Kallie13 More than 1 year ago
If you've ever lived in south Georgia or north Florida the writing of Ms. White will bring back wonderful and quirky memories. It's a shame that B&N doesn't carry all of her books.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed the humor she found in simple things and the outlandish stories she tells about incidents and relatives. I gave this book to 12 of my friends.
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Vickie Cooley More than 1 year ago
Good southern stories. I have read it severl times and still makes me lol.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was recommended by a friend that gave it very high ratings. Maybe because of the recommendations I was expecting more. Having read Florence King's "Confessions of a Failed Southern Lady" many years ago I had high expectations. This was an enjoyable read, just not what I thought it would be.