Stop Dressing Your Six-Year-Old Like a Skank: A Slightly Tarnished Southern Belle's Words of Wisdom
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Stop Dressing Your Six-Year-Old Like a Skank: A Slightly Tarnished Southern Belle's Words of Wisdom

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by Celia Rivenbark
     
 

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Celia Rivenbark is an intrepid explorer and acid commentator on the land south of the Mason-Dixon Line. In this collection of screamingly funny essays, you'll discover:

*How to get your kid into a character breakfast at Disney World (or run the risk of eating chicken out of a bucket with Sneezy)
*Secrets of Celebrity Moms (don't hate them because they're

Overview

Celia Rivenbark is an intrepid explorer and acid commentator on the land south of the Mason-Dixon Line. In this collection of screamingly funny essays, you'll discover:

*How to get your kid into a character breakfast at Disney World (or run the risk of eating chicken out of a bucket with Sneezy)
*Secrets of Celebrity Moms (don't hate them because they're beautiful when there are so many other reasons)
*ebay addiction and why "It ain't worth having if it ain't on ebay"
*Why today's children's clothes make six-year-olds look like Vegas showgirls with an abundance of anger issues
*And so much more!

Celia Rivenbark's essays about life in today's South are like caramel popcorn---sweet, salty, and utterly irresistible.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

“This is a hilarious read, perhaps best enjoyed while eating Krispy Kremes with a few girlfriends.” —Publishers Weekly

“She kills in the ''Kids'' and ''Southern-Style Silliness'' sections, putting the fear of Mickey into anyone planning a trip to Disney World.” —Entertainment Weekly

“Will give you a case of the giggles.” —New York Daily News on Celia Rivenbark and We’re Just Like You, Only Prettier

“Warm, witty, and wise, rather like reading dispatches from a friend who uses e-mail but still writes letters, in ink, on good paper. ” —St. Petersburg Times on Celia Rivenbark and We’re Just Like You, Only Prettier

“Even diehard Yankees will appreciate this wickedly funny collection ” —Dallas Morning News on Celia Rivenbark and We’re Just Like You, Only Prettier

“North Carolina doesn't have a post for a ‘humorist laureate,' but it should invent one and install Celia Rivenbark.” —Greensboro News & Record on Celia Rivenbark and We’re Just Like You, Only Prettier

“I thought I was Southern until I read Celia Rivenbark's book....What a funny, smart, and irreverent writer she is!” —Lee Smith, author of The Last Girls on Celia Rivenbark and We’re Just Like You, Only Prettier

“Laugh-out-loud funny.” —Cleveland Plain Dealer on Celia Rivenbark and We’re Just Like You, Only Prettier

“A collection of essays by a woman working in her element…Rivenbark writes with that breezy, irreverent allure that makes so many of these belles legendary.” —Blue Ridge Business Journal on Celia Rivenbark and We’re Just Like You, Only Prettier

“An edgy Erma. An Erma dipped in corn-bread batter, wrapped in collard greens, and drawling that she was speeding because ‘my uterus told me to.' ” —The Tennessean on Celia Rivenbark and We’re Just Like You, Only Prettier

“A hoot and a holler.” —Boston Herald on Celia Rivenbark and We’re Just Like You, Only Prettier

“I laughed so hard reading this book, I began snorting in an unbecoming fashion.” —Haven Kimmel, author of A Girl Named Zippy on Celia Rivenbark and We’re Just Like You, Only Prettier

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780312339944
Publisher:
St. Martin's Press
Publication date:
09/04/2007
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
272
Sales rank:
516,370
Product dimensions:
5.59(w) x 8.44(h) x 0.64(d)

Meet the Author

Celia Rivenbark is the bestselling author of Bless Your Heart, Tramp and We're Just Like You, Only Prettier. She is a humor columnist for McClatchy-Tribune Information Services and lives in North Carolina with her husband and daughter.

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Stop Dressing Your Six-Year-Old Like a Skank 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 38 reviews.
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Her books never let me down! When I need a good laugh-til-I-snort-books, I get it every time! Hilarious "hons". She hits the Southern nail right on the head with the most delicious sarcasm, it's like she sat in on one of my family dys-functions. Can't wait til I get to sit down and read the next one. Keep 'em coming please!
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Blech. Not funny.
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BillieJo Partridge More than 1 year ago
so many funny bits in this book....bought a copy for all my friends
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CakegirlJE More than 1 year ago
I loved this book! I laughed so very hard and enjoyed every page! If you are a mom it is a must read!
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librarysusie More than 1 year ago
I love love love this woman's books her humor is so good! She just tells it like it is in the chapter for the title of this book she writes about when her daughter grows up from 4-6x to size 7-16 "There must be some mistake," I said. "These are, well, slutty-looking. I'm talking clothes for a little girl in first grade." "Thats all we got." "But these look like things a hooker would wear!" She smiled sadly. "You have no idea how many times I hear that every day." I enjoy the way she sees life and agree with her on most of what she writes, I wish I could put it as well as she does! She tackles everything from celebrity moms to the anti-carb movement to bin laden. No subject is safe and Celia Rivenbark will tell it like it is no matter who get offended and I love that about her, like she say I write a humor column not a news story. If you enjoy humor (i.e. Dave Barry) or the wit and wisdom of your southern outspoken aunt this book is for you al her books are hilarious I highly recommend them when you are looking for a laugh and some light-hearted reading 4 ½ Stars
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SemperGumby More than 1 year ago
I just love the her books. This one did not disappoint. Her way with words and her vast knowledge of Southern mannerisms is just phenominal. I no longer have a 6-year-old but I can so relate with the situations she portrays. I remember talking with my friends and family about how clothing for children has gotten so "adult-like" and Celia goes and writes a book with my thoughts. Get out of my head Ms. Rivenbark! LOL :) She is right on target about the obsessions parents (especially some mothers) have with giving in to their children and getting them eveything they want "by any means necessary." Her comedic prose and essays are just wonderful. If you read no other "chick lit" author this year, I'd say you MUST read a Celia Rivenbark book or two or three or four. Once you've read this one, you'll want to read the rest. It's a pick up, never to be put down until you're finished kind of book. Get it, you won't be sorry!
Mandy-in-Valkaria More than 1 year ago
I laughed out out repeatedly, then bought 2 copies to give as gifts to other Southern-Mommy friends. Every single one of Celia Rivenbark's books is funny - but this is my favorite one.
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