How to Be Nice, Work Hard, Look Pretty, Have Fun, and Never Have an Off Moment
Author: Phaedra Parks
Pubpsher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Biography & Autobiography
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.
Timeless Wisdom and Timely Advice for Southern Shells and Other Belles
Author: Casey Tennyson Swann
Swann captures the timeless wisdom and timely advice from Southern mothers to their children through the adventure of a starfish who ventures out into a rapidly changing global world. The book balances the delicate shell images with words of practical wisdom and comfort.
This is the story of life in a small southern Baptist town in the 70's. The one general practitioner in town who migrated there in the 50's has become privy to the darkest secrets revealed to him by some of the town's most prominent citizens. When his office is broken into, and the medical records are stolen, the blackmail scenario unfolds. Secrets of incest, adultery and venereal disease are just some of the dirty laundry that the perpetrator threatens to reveal. By the time the story ends, there has been a murder, a suicide, and death by coronary to shake up the tranquility of this small town. Things like this only happen in Miami and not in small towns like Palm Cove.
If you've ever wondered why... Catching a good man is like nailing Jello to a tree Flirting with a man is like riding a bull–just because you stayed on for 8 seconds doesn't mean you've won first prize Making small talk on a first date is harder than eating watermelon in a sundress ...then you've come to the right place! Ladies, welcome to Miss Becky's Charm School! I'm Miss Becky, and in this book, I'll reveal some of my best tips and tricks for landing the perfect man, southern-girl style. Now, I know y'all are busy, and I'm not here to blow smoke up your pretty little skirts, or to otherwise waste your precious time. But when it comes to the art of charming a man, no one does it better than the gals from Dixie. And whether you're a Yankee dame or a California babe, you can learn the secrets Southern Belles have been using for years to find the right man and put him just where you want him. Inside, we'll cover the basics every woman should know: • Are you a Scarlett or a Melanie?–Take my quiz to figure out your Southern Belle alter ego. • Separating the Possums from the Bunnies–Time-tested tricks for telling the Rednecks from the Southern Gentlemen. • I Like My Women a Little on the Trashy Side–Dress to impress for every occasion. • Why Buy the Cow?–Sex and the Southern Belle. • Smooth as Butter–A Southern etiquette primer. • The Deviled Egg Plate–The way to a man's heart really is through his stomach–tasty treats to win him over. So pull up a chair, fix yourself a mint julep (or any strong drink you like), and get ready to learn the secret weapons and Southern Belle sensibilities that will help you snag the man of your dreams!
Winner of the Harper Lee Prize for Legal Fiction "If you liked The Help, you'll love this one!"--EW.com In a novel that “brings authentic history to light,”* a young female attorney from New York City attempts the impossible in 1946: attaining justice for a black man in the Deep South. Regina Robichard works for Thurgood Marshall, who receives an unusual letter asking the NAACP to investigate the murder of a returning black war hero. It is signed by M. P. Calhoun, the most reclusive author in the country. As a child, Regina was captivated by Calhoun’s The Secret of Magic, a novel in which white and black children played together in a magical forest. The book was a sensation, featured on the cover of Time magazine, and banned more than any other book in the South. And then M.P. Calhoun disappeared. With Thurgood’s permission, Regina heads down to Mississippi to find Calhoun and investigate the case. But as she navigates the muddy waters of racism, relationships, and her own tragic past, she finds that nothing in the South is as it seems. Named one of four titles on the shortlist for this year’s Ernest J. Gaines Award for Literary Excellence, awarded by the Baton Rouge Area Foundation READERS GUIDE INCLUDED *Augusta Trobaugh From the Trade Paperback edition.
Release on 2002-03-01 | by Carolyn Perry,Mary Weaks-Baxter
Author: Carolyn Perry,Mary Weaks-Baxter
Pubpsher: LSU Press
Category: Literary Criticism
Many of America’s foremost, and most beloved, authors are also southern and female: Mary Chesnut, Kate Chopin, Ellen Glasgow, Zora Neale Hurston, Eudora Welty, Harper Lee, Maya Angelou, Anne Tyler, Alice Walker, and Lee Smith, to name several. Designating a writer as “southern” if her work reflects the region’s grip on her life, Carolyn Perry and Mary Louise Weaks have produced an invaluable guide to the richly diverse and enduring tradition of southern women’s literature. Their comprehensive history—the first of its kind in a relatively young field—extends from the pioneer woman to the career woman, embracing black and white, poor and privileged, urban and Appalachian perspectives and experiences. The History of Southern Women’s Literature allows readers both to explore individual authors and to follow the developing arc of various genres across time. Conduct books and slave narratives; Civil War diaries and letters; the antebellum, postbellum, and modern novel; autobiography and memoirs; poetry; magazine and newspaper writing—these and more receive close attention. Over seventy contributors are represented here, and their essays discuss a wealth of women’s issues from four centuries: race, urbanization, and feminism; the myth of southern womanhood; preset images and assigned social roles—from the belle to the mammy—and real life behind the facade of meeting others’ expectations; poverty and the labor movement; responses to Uncle Tom’s Cabin and the influence of Gone with the Wind. The history of southern women’s literature tells, ultimately, the story of the search for freedom within an “insidious tradition,” to quote Ellen Glasgow. This teeming volume validates the deep contributions and pleasures of an impressive body of writing and marks a major achievement in women’s and literary studies.
Therapists Linda and Charlie Bloom have been married more than 35 years. To understand what makes a happy marriage, they interviewed 29 couples who have been married more than 20 years, who seem as happy as newlyweds--and share their findings.
How Writing (and Sisterhood) Can Change Women's Lives
Author: Rosemary Daniell
Pubpsher: Holt Paperbacks
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
An inspiring guide featuring the wit, wisdom, and stories of Zona Rosa, the writing-and-sisterhood workshop that has empowered thousands of women For more than twenty years, Rosemary Daniell—Southern belle, successful writer, and tireless champion of female empowerment—has led Zona Rosa, a writing workshop for women founded on the premise that writing can be not only a creative challenge but a tool for healing. Here, she shares the secrets of Zona Rosa: practical advice and home-grown "Exorcises" that help you face and think through writing issues, and life in general. You'll learn how to avoid the "13 (Possible) Boo Boos" that plague everyone's writing. You'll bring yourself to "Write About the Thing I Most Don't Want to Write About" and learn how facing the difficult past can lead to breakthroughs. You'll discover "The Emotional Tai Chi of Getting Your Work Out There," with suggestions for painlessly sending your work into the world. Along the way, you'll meet some of the many women who have improved their writing—and lives—through the camaraderie, constructive advice, and fun of Zona Rosa. And you'll be inspired by Rosemary Daniell herself, who has weathered personal tragedy, Bad Love, and her own writing issues to come out singing. Secrets of the Zona Rosa is essential reading for any woman who writes—and who has lived a life full of stories.