Mama Makes Up Her Mind: And Other Dangers of Southern Living

Mama Makes Up Her Mind: And Other Dangers of Southern Living

by Bailey White

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ISBN-13: 9780786745401
Publisher: Da Capo Press
Publication date: 03/24/2009
Sold by: Hachette Digital, Inc.
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 308,502
File size: 183 KB

About the Author

Bailey White is the author of Sleeping at the Starlite Motel, Quite a Year for Plums, and Nothing With Strings. Her commentaries can be heard on NPR's All Things Considered. She lives in Thomasville, Georgia.

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Mama Makes Up Her Mind: And Other Dangers of Southern Living 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
theresearcher on LibraryThing 26 days ago
This is a lovely collection! I was particularly pleased to find that she discusses Egg and Butter Road, which I have driven while visiting my grandparents in south Georgia. It's hysterical and sweet, and dele2451 is absolutely right about this book curing what ails the homesick transplanted Georgian: it helped me through a Chicago winter and a flight to England!
dele2451 on LibraryThing 26 days ago
A first grade teacher shares humorous stories about her family's life in rural Georgia and N Florida. If you've ever lived or spent time in the region, you're sure to get some chuckles reading about the eccentricities of Bailey's beloved Mama and other assorted relatives/neighbors. In addition to funny and touching ancedotes about life in The Deep South, the author provides lovely, detailed descriptions of the region's flora and fauna -- a nice benefit to gardeners, naturalists, and transplanted Georgians who may be feeling a little homesick.
Sengels on LibraryThing 26 days ago
Charming picture of the oddities of Southern life. Often laugh-out-loud funny. You'll drive people on the train nuts!
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Vickie Cooley More than 1 year ago
Good southern stories. I have read it severl times and still makes me lol.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
I laughed till I cried. Hilarious yet beautiful prose...divine storytelling, eccentric characters. If you love Southern tales this book will delight you from beginning to end. I've read everything Bailey White has written and keep waiting (hoping) for her to write more.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I read this book back when it was first published. It's still, by far, one of the best and funniest books I've ever read. The story about the bicycle race going past her mom's house - after her mom has moved the bathtub to the front porch - is a running joke in my family. Reminds me of growing up in St. Petersburg, Florida.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Bailey White's heart warming tales remind me of the stories I heard as a child....before TV & Movies. These are the rich kind of tales that only an elder can repeat and embellish. They become dearer with each telling. Without these we would have no past.