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Tattoos. Unwed pregnancy. Giving up on shaving…showering…and employment. These used to be signatures of a trashy individual. Now they’re the new norm. What happened to etiquette, hygiene, and self restraint? Charlotte Hays, Southern gentlewoman extraordinaire, takes a humorous look at the spread of white trash culture to all levels of American society.
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About the Author
Charlotte Hays is the bestselling author of several books on Southern manners and cooking, including the smash hit Being Dead Is No Excuse. She is the director of cultural programs for The Independent Women’s Forum, and a longstanding commentator on politics and culture known for her irreverent humor. Her work has appeared in The Wall Street Journal , New York magazine, and The Weekly Standard , and she has made numerous appearances on To the Contrary , Washington Journal , and Politically Incorrect.
Table of Contents
1 Why Obesity, Tattoos, and Velveeta® Cheese Prove That Arnold Toynbee Was Right 1
2 White Trash Money Management 27
3 Letting It All Hang Out-Literally 53
4 White Trash Buddhists 69
5 Who's Your Daddy? 87
6 Bratz® and Brats 109
7 A Fork in the Road 125
A White Trash Timeline 145
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I read this book expecting lighthearted and accessible sociology. Instead, I got one woman's screed against everyone who is not exactly like her. The author states that anyone who does not know the words to a particular Protestant hymn is probably white trash. Really?? While she makes some valid points, they don't make up for her small-mindedness masquerading as Southern gentility. If you think we should return to the most repressive aspects of the 1950's, or you feel women are too weak to open a car door, this is the book for you. Otherwise, save your money.