SWAG: Southern Women Aging Gracefully [NOOK Book]

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SWAG started as a lark when Melinda Rainey Thompson began a monthly mailing of her humorous essays about ordinary events from a Southern woman's perspective. Over several years, her subscription list grew to nearly 5,000 people in 28 states. Ranging from swimsuit shopping to squirrel battling, from magnolia theft to cemetery etiquette, Melinda Rainey Thompson’s delightful ...
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SWAG: Southern Women Aging Gracefully

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Overview

SWAG started as a lark when Melinda Rainey Thompson began a monthly mailing of her humorous essays about ordinary events from a Southern woman's perspective. Over several years, her subscription list grew to nearly 5,000 people in 28 states. Ranging from swimsuit shopping to squirrel battling, from magnolia theft to cemetery etiquette, Melinda Rainey Thompson’s delightful essays and clever lists reflect the everyday peculiarities of life in the South.

Ten Ways to Know if You’re a SWAG

You feel the urge to bake a pound cake after reading the obituaries.

You have had professional photographs made of your children barefoot and dressed in their Sunday clothes.

You’d rather have a fight with your husband than with your best friend.

You have stolen magnolia leaves, or you know someone who has.

You have monogrammed the middle of your shower curtain.

You could live without Yankees who equate your Southern accent with a low IQ.

You know better than to eat the potato salad at a family reunion.

You are socially conditioned to believe that tanned fat looks better than white fat.

Your children hide their Easter baskets and Valentine’s Day candy from you just in case you have a dieting lapse.

You believe that cocktail dresses do not double as church clothes.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940013597624
  • Publisher: Blair, John F. Publisher
  • Publication date: 9/1/2006
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 310
  • Sales rank: 179,718
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Melinda Rainey Thompson will always be “from” the small town of Greenville, Alabama, even though she has lived in Birmingham for the past twenty-five years. She has an undergraduate degree in English from Tulane University, where she was a Kappa Kappa
Gamma, and an MA in English from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She was a member of Birmingham-Southern College’s English faculty from 1988 to 1994. In August 1999, Melinda began writing and publishing The SWAG Letter, which continued for the next four years. Since then, she has published two books of her essay collections: SWAG: Southern Women Aging Gracefully (2006) and The SWAG Life (2007). Her first book, SWAG, graced the SIBA best-seller list for 17 weeks in a row.

Melinda is married to Bill Thompson, a judge on Alabama’s Court of Civil Appeals. They have three children (Warner, Nat, and Lily), 10 fish that were supposed to die by now, and an 18-year-old cat that refuses to go into the light.
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