Southern Fried Divorce [NOOK Book]

Overview

Set against the colorful backdrop of New Orleans, SOUTHERN FRIED DIVORCE raucously recounts the author?s divorce from "That X"?a classic bad boy?and the unpredictable roles he plays in her life afterward. The book opens with his showing up on her doorstep, in mid-Spring, covered in red and green ribbon, smelling of Jim Beam, and bearing a belated Christmas gift?a home security package in the form of a .38 revolver and a brown puppy. After wondering what kind of ex-husband gives his wife a gun, she gives the puppy...
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Southern Fried Divorce

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Overview

Set against the colorful backdrop of New Orleans, SOUTHERN FRIED DIVORCE raucously recounts the author’s divorce from "That X"—a classic bad boy—and the unpredictable roles he plays in her life afterward. The book opens with his showing up on her doorstep, in mid-Spring, covered in red and green ribbon, smelling of Jim Beam, and bearing a belated Christmas gift—a home security package in the form of a .38 revolver and a brown puppy. After wondering what kind of ex-husband gives his wife a gun, she gives the puppy back and the adventures with that ex-husband and the brown dog, who are soon inseparable, begin.


The hilarious vignettes that ensue include: the rules to Redneck Roulette; post-divorce sex ("Smurfing"); a divorce settlement that includes a bar tab for life; how to teach a dog to drive a Cadillac; getting mugged with her own cutlery; wearing a keg into a football game; instructions on how to cook the best Christmas roast south of the Mason-Dixon line and other fine Southern recipes; and the antics of her infamous ex and the brown dog—two cohorts mythic and so inseparable they performed naked synchronized swimming together at the 1984 World’s Fair. Conner weaves together a one-of-a-kind love story that exposes the humility of all human relationships, and shows that the end of marriage is not the end of love. Previously published by Gotham Books (Penguin).
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Editorial Reviews

Actor John Goodman
This book is more fun than a box of glue-huffing monkeys on St. Peter and Bourbon!
Publishers Weekly
[Conner's] achieved a commendable feat in combining memoir, cookbook and self-help book into one funny-as-hell package.
Author Julia Reed
I cried laughing and sometimes I just plain cried over Judy Conner's hilarious, bittersweet--but mostly really sweet--account of the wild ride that was her marriage and its aftermath. Adding to its considerable charms are the fact that it begins and ends with a fine brown dog and provides an excellent recipe for curried fruit--not to mention spot-on insights into New Orleans culture--in between.
New York Times bestselling author Adriana Trigiani
I am keeping Southern Fried Divorce on my nightstand indefinitely. For those of us who need a big laugh before bed and simultaneously want to put the fear of God in our husbands, this book is the ticket. Judy Conner writes with such hilarity and truth, you'll read this one time and time again. I loved it!
Bestselling Author Jill Conner Browne
If you just bought this book, stop on your way home and pick up a box of Depends - you'll want to wear them when you read it - yeah, it's THAT funny.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940015793031
  • Publisher: Janis A. Donnaud & Associates, Inc.
  • Publication date: 11/29/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 389,803
  • File size: 499 KB

Meet the Author

Judy Conner began reading her "Brown Dog Tales," the basis for this book, at the Sunday Salons in New Orleans, and several were featured in the Faulkner society Double Dealer. She is the older sister of Jill Conner Browne, author of the best-selling Sweet Potato Queen series. Raised in Jackson, Mississippi, she now lives in New Orleans and is also the author of SOUTHERN FRIED DIVORCE - THE AFTER PARTY, a sequel to this book.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 11, 2006

    Humor and Feeling

    This memoir of a unique marriage is both funny and touching, and it offers a wonderful glimpse of New Orleans at its pre-Katrina best. A great read!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 11, 2006

    One star is one too many!

    Awful, just awful. This one's a waste of time with pointless characters and an even more pointless plot! Do not bother, you've been warned!

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 19, 2005

    Snoozer

    i got through about 50 pages and couldn't stand the main character and her constant reference to 'that ex-husband.' It was a totally boring book that went no where.

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 7, 2005

    Wonderful

    As someone who was born and raised in Mississippi, then got married and moved to New Orleans, I loved this book! It is wonderful. You will laugh so hard. In one chapter the author talks about her ex-husband giving her a revolver as a gift. Oh my goodness, I laughed so hard. This is a must read.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 7, 2005

    Doesn't live up to all the hype

    Based on the reviews this book received, I decided to read it. Some parts were funny, but most of it, she complains about that 'X' and the brown dog. She changes her tune,once she finds out he's dying and has left her some life insurance money. If you want to read it, check it out of the library.

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