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Some Day You'll Thank Me for This: The Official Southern Ladies' Guide to Being a "Perfect" Mother Hardcover – March 24, 2009

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"Touchingly witty anecdotes." ---Publishers Weekly --This text refers to the Audio CD edition.

About the Author

Gayden Metcalfe is a native of Greenville, MS, where she is an officer of the Greenville chapter of the Garden Club of America. She has served as the vice president of the Delta Council and publisher of Delta Wildlife magazine. She is married to Harley Metcalfe III and has two children.

Charlotte Hays is a Delta native and former gossip column contributor at the Washington Times, New York Observer and New York Daily News. She lives in Washington, D.C.
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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Hachette Books; 1 edition (May 1, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1401302963
  • ISBN-13: 978-1401302962
  • Product Dimensions: 5.8 x 0.8 x 7.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 11.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (56 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #119,843 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By Margie Read VINE VOICE on June 4, 2009
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If you weren't there in person in a Southern household, this is the best way to re-live the things Southern Mamas tell their daughters. These two ladies have entertained us completely in previous writings and their wisdom goes on and on. Read it on a rainy day, read it when things aren't going right, when you just burned the supper, read it when the dog has just messed up the house, or you are mad at your children--but just read it. It is hilarious and uplifting. Write on, ladies, what a read.
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This was a charming read after the first two delightful books by these authors. Lots of laughs and comparisons of the changing times.
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At this point in their writing careers you know that any new release from Gayden and Charlotte will take you to a place and time ( The Mississippi Delta in the present day) where gracious living, time-honored traditions, classic Southern cuisine, and the immortal struggle between mothers, daughters, and grandmothers still endure, thrive, and survive." Some Day.." delivers the goods as well as the first two books but the goods are lovingly wrapped in delicious sarcasm and tied with a 'tongue-in-cheek' ribbon. You'll learn about the perks of "being an old woman' ( I.e. saying whatever you damn well please, anywhere you choose, and free of fear of reprisal). You'll learn all about the Deltan 'Axis-of-Evil" which occurs when grandmothers join forces with their granddaughters to systematically undermine the mothers efforts at raising a 'precious angel baby darling'. My money's on the Grandmother. I am also so very proud to have been a part of the creation of this book. There are several sidebars and chapters that I submitted to Gayden and Charlotte and quite a few made the cut for publication. It was my first attempt at a serious book ( i.e. Something bound in hardback form ) and and I received credit for every chapter or amusing sidebar.
That being said, I would still insist that any person with a drop of precious Southern blood should obtain this book as well as the other two in the series as they are perfect gifts for anyone who prefers Co-Cola to Pepsi, Ford F150 trucks to Chevy pick-ups, and homemade mayonnaise to Miracle Whip..Some Day You'll Thank Me for This: The Official Southern Ladies' Guide to Being a "Perfect" Mother
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If you didn't have a Southern Mama, you won't 'get' this book. If you did have a Southern Mama, you will love this and laugh out loud even though it's not ladylike.
Each chapter is followed by several traditional Southern recipes you will immediately recognize from afternoon teas, family holiday dinners, and funeral food.

Get your grand-daughter to read it aloud to you while you polish the silver. It will entertain you and improve her diction!
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The Southern mother and her habits is celebrated and explained in SOME DAY YOU'LL THANK ME FOR THIS, a funny book reviewing the lessons every Southern mother instills in her daughters. From caring for the family heirlooms to ignoring anything unpleasant and cooking traditional dishes, SOME DAY YOU'LL THANK ME FOR THIS is a fine survey of everything it takes to be a Southern woman. Perfect for Southern libraries and collections on humor and women's issues.
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LOVE THIS BOOK!
While I was born in Southern California and raise in Southern Maine, I moved south as soon as I was able. This book is hilarious, insightful and explained so much of what I have experienced living in the deep south. What a great sense of humor the authors have. The book made me realize that while Southern mothers may have a list of rules they live by and instill in there daughters (and sons), "the rules" were very similar to the many rules lessons my grandmother and her many friends instilled in me "up North". I may be a damned Yankee, but this was a wonderful book and helped me to understand a number of social encounters I have had while living in the South. A very enjoyable, funny, and insightful book which made me realize my upbringing had more in common with the South than I had realized. And yes the recipes are to die for. Thank you so much for sharing. If you are from any other part of the country and would like a good chuckle and learn about the wonderful culture of the South....READ THIS BOOK!
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I always look forward to a new book in Metcalfe's southern humor series. Her wickedly witty BEING DEAD IS NO EXCUSE made me laugh out loud. This book, however, is probably the weakest of the group. Although parts of it had me nodding my head and thinking, "that's like my mama, all right," I found that some of the chapters rambled and the humor seemed to fall a little flat. Maybe we southerners just can't find it in our hearts to poke more than a little gentle fun at mama.

The recipes look absolutely yummy!
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I have bought every one of Gaydens books. I can not wait till the next one comes out. I came from the Delta where these books were written about. I can see myself at some of these events (in the late 60's early 70's)!! I buy these books for gifts. Stories are great: Recipes are so easy to follow and they are exactly what I cooked in my younger years! I have been cooking different ones for my husband now. I Love All of the books, but to me Being Dead is no Excuse seems to be the Best, but it is hard to tell. I Love them All. In Some Day You'll Thank----So Many of the sayings are exactly what my Mother and Aunt would say. Read All the books if you want many hous of entertainment and easy, great recipes!
I always pick up one of the books when I am feeling down, for a laugh, you will get one too. Don't forget to send for Gifts!!
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