Not Tonight, Honey: Wait 'Til I'm A Size 6

Not Tonight, Honey: Wait 'Til I'm A Size 6

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by Susan Reinhardt
     
 

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Susan Reinhardt takes the naked, honest truth and sets it on fire in a blaze of laughter. Boldly, brazenly, and hilariously, she says what only the brave dare to think. --Laurie Notaro

Like an edgier, naughtier, southern-bred Erma Bombeck, award-winning columnist Susan Reinhardt has made diehard fans of fellow writers and newspaper readers across the

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Susan Reinhardt takes the naked, honest truth and sets it on fire in a blaze of laughter. Boldly, brazenly, and hilariously, she says what only the brave dare to think. --Laurie Notaro

Like an edgier, naughtier, southern-bred Erma Bombeck, award-winning columnist Susan Reinhardt has made diehard fans of fellow writers and newspaper readers across the country with her wickedly skewed reports from the trenches of American family life. In this collection of never-before-published essays and stories, she takes her uncensored trademark wit just a little further than ever before--with hilarious and poignant results. From telling off a too-perfect sorority sister twenty years later to going public with her "grumpy vagina"; from facing down those who would judge her in a mall ladies' room to eulogizing her beloved smokin' granny, Reinhardt cuts straight to the heart of the sublime, the ridiculous--and the saggy--realities of being a working wife, mother, and certified slave to a culture that worships women who sport thighs the size of her upper arms.

"Susan Reinhardt takes the naked, honest truth and sets it on fire in a blaze of laughter. Boldly, brazenly, and hilariously, she says what only the brave dare to think." --Laurie Notaro

"Surgical patients should forgo reading this book until all sutures are completely healed. Susan Reinhardt is a riot!"--Jill Conner Browne

"Funny, wise, and warm. . .from sidesplitting to achingly tender." --Celia Riverbank

"Hilarious, captivating. . .no one is more accomplished at the fine Southern art of storytelling than Susan Reinhardt."--Ronda Rich

Susan Reinhardt is a syndicated columnist and feature writer whose work has appeared all over the world in major newspapers such as the Washington Post, London Daily Mirror, Newsday, and other Tribune Media and Gannett publications. Reinhardt has won dozens of awards for her writing, including several Best of Gannett honors and a Pulitzer nomination. A long-time volunteer fundraiser for Hospice, the United Way, the American Lymphoma and Leukemia society, the PTO and other worthwhile and not so worthwhile causes, Reinhardt is also a proud member of the Not Quite Write Book Club, a group of ten women who drink wine and pretend to act literary. A true Daughter of the South, Susan Reinhardt was born in South Carolina, was raised in Georgia and currently makes her home in Asheville, North Carolina, the jewel city of the Blue Ridge Mountains. She has two adorable children and still calls her mama every night.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780758253569
Publisher:
Kensington
Publication date:
05/01/2005
Sold by:
Penguin Random House Publisher Services
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
131,885
File size:
615 KB

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Not Tonight, Honey 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Hysterical -- so true to life with tons of humor thrown in. I will definitely read everything she ever writes! I loved this book!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Susan Reinhardt's latest offering is a must-read! Her captivating, engaging style and oh-so-hilarious and tender stories will delight and stay with readers long after the cover is closed. I laughed until I cried and smiled through tears. If only there were more stars to award her...
Guest More than 1 year ago
Susan Reinhardt would be a great sit-com writer. This book is simply hilarious. She certainly has no trouble admitting things that the majority of us would prefer to keep hidden. Her transparancy endears readers to her because she does so with such a sense of humor! She has one laughing with her instead of judging. It is theraputic in that it causes one to examine their own experiences with friends and families to find the humor there instead of regret or shame. Quite a feat! This is a real book for real people and for those who need to get real. Dolly
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book has it all! You will cry tears of compassion on one page and laughter on the next!!! I have read Susan Reinhardt's newspaper column for years. No other writer has ever been as captivating, exhilarating, and hilarious as this woman. She is a 'live wire writer!' Her Daddy sharing an evening cocktail with the pet cat (with his own bowl of beer) on the roof to watch the sunset was too much! You will get to know Susan and her family closely in this book. Her writing represents humor rarely seen today! I hope that there is more books to come!!! A true class act - SUSAN REINHARDT!!!!
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Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is such a scream but quite poignant at the same time. I felt like I was lying on my bed with my best friend having a heart-to-heart. Once I started reading it, I quite simply could not put it down. When I finished it - sadly - within 24 hours, I felt like a member of Susan's inner circle. What an absolute riot but so searingly honest. Move over, David Sedaris, I know what my girlfriends will be getting for their birthdays this year!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Reinhardt is a riot; a newer, improved, even funnier, female Lewis Grizzard. The chapters on the grumpy vagina and the dog with 'blood on the booger,' I've read again and again. And they still leave me in stitches. With such a talent for story telling at its Southern humorous best, I became interested in her bio. Came to discover she was reared in LaGrange, Ga., just down the road from Grizzard's beloved Moreland, both towns in the Chattahoochee River Valley. Could be the water. I just hope the writings keep flowing from that fertile Reinhardt imagination. All the stars I can give and a kudos encrusted crown to 'Not Tonight Honey, Wait till I'm a Size 6.'
Guest More than 1 year ago
Susan Reinhardt's new book blew me away. My wife was in the kitchen howling and I kept saying 'What's so funny?' I read a few chapters and couldn't believe the hilarious stories. I loved the one about her grandmother smoking cigarettes and hiding the lit butts in her bra at the nursing home. I also liked the one about her Grumpy Vagina. She is one funny woman and men need to read her too. Just to get the tips on how to get lucky. I love this books outrageous humor. I wish I could give it six stars.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I've been a fan of Susan Reinhardt's columns for years. This is her at her peak. Funny, witty, and totally wild, these stories leave you rolling on the floor laughing or reaching for tissues with their honest poignancy. I loved the tale about the white trash dog bought in a Taco Bell Parking Lot. Also, the one about losing a baby was a tear-jerker, and then she turns around and writes a hilarious piece about having to pinch hit at her best friend's wedding as the minister when he falls to the ground writhing and ill from an exploding colostomy bag. This is one funny woman. Made me want to go be her best friend immediately.