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:
130,119
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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