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No matter how hard she tries, Ellen will never be Scarlett O'Hara. As a little girl in South Carolina, she prefers playing Tarzan to playing Jane. As a teenage beauty queen, she baffles her elders with her Freedom Riding sympathies. And as a young woman in the 1960s and '70s, she hypnotizes her way to Harvard and finds herself as a lesbian before nearly losing herself to booze and shamans.
Posted May 6, 2007
Sad and funny, bittersweet and tender, don't miss this book. Once I started reading, I couldn't put it down. The characters are finely drawn and their quirky traits and sarcastic exchanges make this a book I will long remember. I loved Elllen and her crazy southern family...hope you do too.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted January 30, 2000
this is a hilarious and well-written book. it touches on the ideas that your family can be your best friend- or your worst enemy and that sometimes all you really want from life is to be yourself.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.