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

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

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by Bailey White
 

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Welcome to the unique world of Bailey White. Her aunt Belle may take you to see her bellowing pet alligator. Her uncle Jimbuddy may appall you with his knack for losing pieces of himself. Most of all, you may succumb utterly to the charms of Bailey's mama, who will take you to a juke joint so raunchy it scared Ernest Hemingway or tuck you into her antique guest

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Welcome to the unique world of Bailey White. Her aunt Belle may take you to see her bellowing pet alligator. Her uncle Jimbuddy may appall you with his knack for losing pieces of himself. Most of all, you may succumb utterly to the charms of Bailey's mama, who will take you to a juke joint so raunchy it scared Ernest Hemingway or tuck you into her antique guest bed that has the disconcerting habit of folding up on people while they sleep.

White's indelible vignettes of Southern eccentricity have entranced millions who have heard her read them on NPR. Mama Makes Up Her Mind is as sweetly intoxicating as a mint julep and as invigorating as a walk in White's own overgrown garden.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

Tucson Citizen, 3/26/09
“Pass the corn pone and enjoy.”

Columbia State, 4/19/09
“Funny essays…and White’s mama…is amusing enough all on her own.”

Augusta Metro Spirit, 5/20/09
“A stunning display of Southern hilarity…Those in search of heart, humor, and intriguing characters could do a lot worse than the life of White.”

Bookviews.com, July 2009
“A celebration of the South…For fellow Southerners it will resonate with many memories of this unique region.”

Option,8/15/11 “A trip back to Flannery O’Connor territory, with perhaps a side route to Capote-land.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786745401
Publisher:
Da Capo Press
Publication date:
03/24/2009
Sold by:
Hachette Digital, Inc.
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
240
Sales rank:
296,375
File size:
183 KB

Meet 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. 8 reviews.
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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.