Mad Girls in Love: A Novel

Mad Girls in Love: A Novel

by Michael Lee West
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Mad Girls in Love: A Novel by Michael Lee West

Michael Lee West's indomitable G.R.I.T.S. (Girls Raised in the South) are back — enduring rough times with all the grace and outrageous flair expected of true Southern heroines.

Bitsy Wentworth — fleeing yet another relationship nightmare in a “borrowed” red Corvette, with her baby daughter and a recently acquired “demon child” — has an APB out on her for attempted murder (she broke her ex-husband's nose with a frozen slab of ribs that she purchased at the Piggly Wiggly). Her mama, Dorothy, is writing letters to First Ladies from inside the Central State Asylum, while Aunt Clancy Jane has completed her inevitable progression from hippie to local Crazy Cat Lady. Three generations of unforgettable Crystal Falls, Tennessee, women — and the men they attract, enrage, and confound — are courageously plowing through tumultuous lives of compound disaster . . . and hoping the chaos the next wrong step leads to won't be insurmountable.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780060985066
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 07/03/2006
Series: Girls Raised in the South Series , #2
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 544
Sales rank: 670,456
Product dimensions: 5.31(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.86(d)

About the Author

Michael Lee West is the author of Mad Girls in Love, Crazy Ladies, American Pie, She Flew the Coop, and Consuming Passions. She lives with her husband on a rural farm in Tennessee with three bratty Yorkshire terriers, a Chinese Crested, assorted donkeys, chickens, sheep, and African Pygmy goats. Her faithful dog Zap (above) was the inspiration for a character in the novel.

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Mad Girls in Love 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
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just-a-thot More than 1 year ago
For me, I just wanted something better to happen between the mother and daughter, and it wouldn't. It was frustrating to read about what they went through. The book keeps your attention because most of the women are just plain crazy, but I couldn't help wanting to do something, or wish I could say something to Bitsy. Perhaps this is what the author had in mind all along, and for that she did her job well.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
When I started reading this book, I found it an enjoyable light read. By the time I got to the part with the numerous letters to Bitsy, I was becoming bored. I feel the book was too drawn out and the ending was too abrubt. --K--
CJ_Stand More than 1 year ago
The charcters in this book were fun to follow. The author wrote in such a way that it made me want to continue to find out what happens next. I can't say it was a can't put down read, but definitly held the attention for fun reading. If you have a disfunctional family and deal with the comedy from their antics you will laugh through this whole book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is an outstanding sequel to Crazy Ladies. I finished it over Spring Break last year and found myself wishing it was longer. It picks up right where the first left off and contines its storyline thirty years later 1994. Ms. Gussie may be gone but her daughters and grandaughters rave on! This is the closest thing to finding out how the REAL G.R.I.T.S. live without makin' that journey down the Mason-Dixon.
Guest More than 1 year ago
What is it about Southern women? They continually bemuse and amuse us whether they're 'Steel Magnolias' or a hostess with the mostest from 'Puttin' On The Grits.' These gals are entertaining, endearing, and may even make some of us wish we'd been born South of the Mason-Dixon Line. Michael Lee West continues in the trend of southern comfort reads with a follow-up to her debut novel 'Crazy Ladies.' Not to worry if you didn't read or hear it, you'll have no trouble at all in being brought up to speed in the lives of the G.R.I.T.S. (Girls Raised in the South). With 'Mad Girls In Love' we find 18-year-old wife and mother Bitsy Wentworth (who at that time couldn't name the presidents in order but 'knew the name and manufacturer of every lipstick and eye shadow in Rexall Drugs) wacked her unfaithful husband with a rack of frozen meat. This caused some alteration to his handsome profile and also caused Bitsy to grab their baby, Jennifer, and run from Crystal Falls. Not a good decision as she lost custody of the child. However, that just might have been the catalyst that caused her to grow up, branch out, and eventually become a successful interior decorator. Picking up at the close of her first novel, West now follows the lives of her original outre characters plus a few wacky new ones. What a difference 20 years can make - listen and smile! This audio edition is especially enjoyable as it is performed by the author who obviously knows her way around a microphone as her reading is both polished and professional. - Gail Cooke