Southern Lady Code

A collection of essays that are "like being seated beside the most entertaining guest at a dinner party" (Atlanta Journal Constitution), from the New York Times bestselling author of American Housewives “Thank you Helen Ellis for writing ...

Southern Lady Code

Southern Lady Code

"I loved it." —Ann Patchett The bestselling author of American Housewife ("Dark, deadpan and truly inventive." --The New York Times Book Review) is back with a fiercely funny collection of essays on marriage and manners, thank-you notes and three-ways, ghosts, gunshots, gynecology, and the Calgon-scented, onion-dipped, monogrammed art of living as a Southern Lady. Helen Ellis has a mantra: "If you don't have something nice to say, say something not-so-nice in a nice way." Say "weathered" instead of "she looks like a cake left out in the rain." Say "early-developed" instead of "brace face and B cups." And for the love of Coke Salad, always say "Sorry you saw something that offended you" instead of "Get that stick out of your butt, Miss Prissy Pants." In these twenty-three raucous essays Ellis transforms herself into a dominatrix Donna Reed to save her marriage, inadvertently steals a $795 Burberry trench coat, witnesses a man fake his own death at a party, avoids a neck lift, and finds a black-tie gown that gives her the confidence of a drag queen. While she may have left her home in Alabama, married a New Yorker, forgotten how to drive, and abandoned the puffy headbands of her youth, Helen Ellis is clinging to her Southern accent like mayonnaise to white bread, and offering readers a hilarious, completely singular view on womanhood for both sides of the Mason-Dixon.

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Southern Lady Code
Language: en
Pages: 224
Authors: Helen Ellis
Categories: Humor
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-04-16 - Publisher: Anchor

"I loved it." —Ann Patchett The bestselling author of American Housewife ("Dark, deadpan and truly inventive." --The New York Times Book Review) is back with a fiercely funny collection of essays on marriage and manners, thank-you notes and three-ways, ghosts, gunshots, gynecology, and the Calgon-scented, onion-dipped, monogrammed art of living
Southern Women
Language: en
Pages: 226
Authors: Caroline M. Dillman
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-10-28 - Publisher: Routledge

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Secrets of the Southern Belle
Language: en
Pages: 272
Authors: Phaedra Parks
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-08-05 - Publisher: Simon and Schuster

The breakout star of The Real Housewives of Atlanta, who is known for being the ultimate Southern Belle, advises women on fashion, etiquette, dating and the workplace, giving a modern twist to traditional Southern values.
American Housewife
Language: en
Pages: 208
Authors: Helen Ellis
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-01-14 - Publisher: Simon and Schuster

Meet the women of American Housewife… They smoke their eyes and paint their lips. They channel Beyoncé while doing household chores. They drown their sorrows with Chanel No. 5 and host book clubs where chardonnay trumps Charles Dickens. They redecorate. And they are quietly capable of kidnapping, breaking and entering,
The History of Southern Drama
Language: en
Pages: 304
Authors: Charles S. Watson
Categories: Drama
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-12-14 - Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

Mention southern drama at a cocktail party or in an American literature survey, and you may hear cries for "Stella!" or laments for "gentleman callers." Yet southern drama depends on much more than a menagerie of highly strung spinsters and steel magnolias. Charles Watson explores this field from its eighteenth-

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