Bless Your Heart, Tramp: And Other Southern Endearments

Bless Your Heart, Tramp: And Other Southern Endearments

by Celia Rivenbark
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Bless Your Heart, Tramp: And Other Southern Endearments by Celia Rivenbark

From the wickedly hilarious pen of Southern humorist Celia Rivenbark comes a collection of essays that brings to mind Dave Barry (in high heels) or Jeff Foxworthy (in a prom dress).

Step into the wacky world of "womanless wedding" fund-raisers, in which Bubbas wear boas. Meet two sisters who fight rural boredom by washing Budweiser cans and cutting them into pieces to make clothing. Learn why the word snow sends any right-thinking Southerner careening to the Food Lion for extra loaves of bread and little else.

Humor columnist and slightly crazed belle-by-birth Celia Rivenbark tackles these and other lard-laden subjects in Bless Your Heart, Tramp, a hilarious look at Southern—-and just plain human—-foibles, up-close and personal.

So pour yourself a glass of sweet tea and curl up on the pie-azza with Bless Your Heart, Tramp.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780312343422
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Publication date: 05/30/2006
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 383,589
Product dimensions: 5.82(w) x 8.18(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Celia Rivenbark is the author of the award-winning bestsellers Stop Dressing Your Six-Year-Old Like a Skank, Belle Weather, and You Can't Drink All Day If You Don't Start in the Morning. We're Just Like You, Only Prettier won a Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance (SIBA) Book Award for nonfiction and was a finalist for the James Thurber Prize for American Humor. Born and raised in Duplin County, North Carolina, Rivenbark grew up in a small house "with a red barn out back that was populated by a couple of dozen lanky and unvaccinated cats." She started out writing for her hometown paper. She writes a weekly, nationally syndicated humor column for the Myrtle Beach Sun News. She lives in Wilmington, North Carolina.

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Bless Your Heart, Tramp 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Insights into southern culture, horror stories, and full-out belly laughs, this book has it all. I can't believe this author is not better known--actually on the NYT bestseller list. You don't have to be southern to appreciate and understand what she's talking about, but it really helps if you are. Her take on the difference in husbands and wives when they're sick is at once funny, sad, and unfortunately, all too true.
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MerlinDB More than 1 year ago
Hilarious Highly recommended. You'll laugh out loud
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was my first Celia book and I have been hooked since!
party-arty More than 1 year ago
Makes me wish I was a Southerner.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Laughed my ass off.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book really funny and easy to relate too.
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Fredreeca2001 More than 1 year ago
Laugh out loud funny!!
Rachel11 More than 1 year ago
Belly laughs, graphic pictorials in your head. I am not Southern, but yet completely understood what the author had to say. Read if you want to laugh out loud, and loose yourself in in light, but cannot-put-this-book down way
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Guest More than 1 year ago
This amusing essay collection focuses on the southern perspective and home life. The book is broken into three categories: ¿At Home¿, ¿The South¿, ¿And Everywhere Else¿. The contributions are lighthearted amusing and fun to read as a variety of subjects from mama tips to spiked NASA Tang to Wrestlemania are shredded and diced like slaw at a fad diet explosion. Nothing is sacred though nothing is totally gored not even Al. From family recipes to the Rock and his wife Dr. Ms. Rock on to Adam West, Celia Rivenbark provides the below the Mason-Dixon demarcation line but above the Mickey Mouse border look at life. If you have to ask who Adam West is, you¿re probably too young for this sassy slice of Southern sympathy served with ice tea but no grits.------------- Harriet Klausner
Guest More than 1 year ago
Take the whole YaYa Sisterhood, throw in a couple of Sweet Potato Queens, add a dab of Jeff Foxworthy, a tad of Dave Barry and a teense of Erma Bombeck and you have Mama Celia's recipe for a good time. Even though Misseriz Rivenbark is Southern --let there be no doubt--ya'll folks from up North can appreciate her take on holiday newsletters (always one in the family), big fake bazumbas and those blasted amish bread starters. You got to love a woman who understands the concept of respect whether it refers to a discount store ('The KMarts' or 'The WalMarts') or an older neighbor lady (always stick 'Miss' or 'Aunt' in front of the first name), but who will--with all due respect, of course--ask where did Lorena Bobbitt get a knife THAT sharp? And speaking of sharp, that's what the book is. It is sharp. And right good, too.