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Product Details

  • Paperback: 155 pages
  • Publisher: Crabgrass Publishing (October 15, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0615533671
  • ISBN-13: 978-0615533674
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (36 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,445,210 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Delightful and refreshingly entertaining and humorous.  

--Mary MacVean Los Angeles Times


Hilarious and amusing written in an easy to read style that will bring laughter again and again to readers. Townsend shows a wit that readers will understand and appreciate.  

-- Eve Thamincioglu MSNBC


Written as a combination of Erma Bombeck, Jeff Foxworthy, and Lewis Grizzard. A must read book for anyone who enjoys humor. Townsend writes in a crisp and fun manner that readers will love. She gets the Southern humor.

-- Martha Zoller, nationally syndicated radio host of the Martha Zoller Show and FOX News contributor


Funny and witty  

-- T.J. Holmes CNN


A delight. This book gets the humor of life and pokes fun at it in a time when people need humor to lighten their loads.  

-- Brad Davies, Talk of Connecticut


Hilarious! This book brings tears of laughter and is something we can all relate too!  

--Stacy Mott, KMMT Radio


Hilarious but accurate   A Finger- Lickin , Side-Splitten Good Time

--Shane Blatt, Atlanta Journal Constitution


 Townsend takes an entertaining look at people in everyday situations through a Southerners eyes. If you have family in the South, are from the South or have even just passed through the South, this book will hit home in a way that will have you laughing and nodding in agreement!

--Todd Cline, Gwinnett Daily Post

About the Author

Carole Townsend is a columnist for the Gwinnett Daily Post, the second largest newspaper in Georgia and a freelance writer whose articles have appeared in Ladies Home Journal and Teen magazine. She has been described in her writing style as a cross between Lewis Grizzard and Erma Bombeck. She has established a reputation as one of the up and coming writers in the humor genre and has earned a national following. Southern Fried White Trash is her first book. Townsend and Southern Fried White Trash have been featured in the Los Angeles Times, on CNN, and in numerous television and radio appearances across the country. She is a graduate of Lipscomb University with a degree in psychology and holds a master's degree in journalism from Vanderbilt University.

More About the Author

Carole Townsend is a columnist for the Gwinnett Daily Post, the second largest newspaper in Georgia and a freelance writer whose articles have appeared in Ladies Home Journal and Teen Magazine. She has made several appearances on Radio and television in the past year including CNN and Fox, NBC, CBS News affiliates in Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi and Tennessee. Townsend has also been interviewed and quoted in the LA Times, Aniston Star, Erie Times and several smaller newspapers and magazines She has been described in her writing style as a cross between Lewis Grizzard and Erma Bombeck. She has established a reputation as one of the up-and-coming writers in the humor genre and has earned a national following.

Her second book titled "Red Lipstick and Clean Underwear" takes a humorous, honest and poignant look at the advice women got from their mothers as young girls, and whether that advice helps or even applies in the real lives of real women and handling all that women do, every day, day in and day out. As adults, moms, wives, sisters, friends, lovers and professionals, we are expected to handle, juggle, balance, earn, nurture and be always-on-call caregivers.

Southern Fried White Trash is her first book. Written in her unique humorous style that has earned her a readership around the nation for her eclectic wit, the book is a collection of humorous but real life stories that have happened at weddings, funerals, and holidays and other family gatherings. Townsend writes in a style that sees the humor in situations and lets the reader know that it is OK to laugh at life's absurdities.

Carole Townsend is a 51-year-old wife, mother and journalist who grew up in Georgia, moving away only to go to college in Nashville and to live briefly in New York City after graduating. Her career path eventually led her to a prestigious position as Director of Marketing for an Atlanta-based consulting firm, but when her children hit middle school, Townsend decided that her efforts were needed more at home than in corporate America, and she launched her freelance writing career while raising her children full-time. She and her husband have four adult children and live in a suburb of Atlanta with their three rescue dogs; two Golden Retrievers and a Chihuahua.

Customer Reviews

I expected this book to be funny but instead found it to be very obnoxious.
PoohP
The Author Carole Townsend has a delightful way of seeing the world through a true Southern Lady's eyes.
S. White
First off, I have to say that this is the funniest book I have ever read in my life.
B. Youngblood

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By S. White on February 2, 2012
Format: Paperback
I enjoyed this book thoroughly. Started reading it on Friday night, and was (sadly) finished on Sunday...spent my whole weekend buried in it!

The Author Carole Townsend has a delightful way of seeing the world through a true Southern Lady's eyes. I was born and raised in Georgia, and can so relate to her observations. Down south we just have a different way of doing things. And Mrs Townsend's ability to capture those differences in such a smart and funny way, really brought a smile to my face.

If you're a fan of Lewis Grizzard, Fannie Flagg, or even to a lesser extent Jeff Foxworthy, do yourself a favor and pick this one up.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By THE AUTISTIC WEREWOLF TOP 1000 REVIEWER on March 12, 2014
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The very best story is about the relative driving up in a burning car! I can't write about this story without laughing my head off. The author often is on a voyage of self discovery. She is as proper a southern belle as you are likely to find now days but she is deeply conflicted. You see she's married into a family that is likely Southern White Trash at its finest. So now caught up in all the wild goings on with her hubby's family she is having an identity crisis of sorts as she faithfully relays the weird wild and wonderful world she see's unfolding before her at almost every turn.

The author recounts with glaring clarity the wild and wacky white trashy goings on of friends weddings, funerals, outtings and more. I honestly love white trash when it is not contaminated with racism. As a black man I have more than a few white friends who self identify as white trash \ rednecks and they love it. The funniest thing I ever saw at one of my white trash friends home is the transmission in the bath tub filled with kerosene used as a cleaning agent. It worked but it was dangerous as hell a fact no one but me seemed to worry about.

This book is filled with funny retellings of the weirdest white trash stories that were often funny. The only problem is the author's proper southern upbringing got in the way of telling the story in a really rank engaging ways that maximized the laughs. I know proper southern belle's that can tell a story in a mild way that lets the imagination free to conjure up images potent enough to make a sailor blush. The author is for sure a southern belle but she married into her hubby's white trash family because; every so often she wants to let her hair down and just be real.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Roberta Villalobos on February 20, 2014
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This one was so bad I deleted it from my device. I read enough to know It wasn't going to get any better and then quit. I am a southerner and love making fun of myself and my friends and our southern mores, but this was just tacky and not funny.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Absolutely nothing beats these recipients&having on December 17, 2013
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Being southern myself (northweste florida) I have seen the best and the worst of southern culture, and could write a book myself on many funny life events well worth the re-reenactment of the best commideans out there I personally I not in this book any where near what the reviews said, so don't waste your time nor money
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By John R Tuck III on April 17, 2013
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As someone born and raised in the South I can honestly say I know people and families like these! This tickled me while bringing back some fond memories. Thanks for that!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By samcclellan on September 20, 2012
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Hysterically funny and right on. I'm sure every true southerner can relate. Couldn't put it down. Definitely a good read!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on May 12, 2012
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This book is HILARIOUS! I couldn't stop reading this book because I wanted to know if the next story would be as entertaining as the last. I can't remember laughing out loud so much when reading a book since "You might be a redneck if.." or one of Lewis Grizzard's books. Carole Townsend has an enjoyable style and lighthearted perspective on the embarrassing things about "Southern culture" that make most of us either cringe or stare in disbelief with our mouths wide open. I love some lighthearted southern humor at the expense of "rednecks and white trash" among us. Bless her heart. Her family and friends are worse than mine. I'd have to say that I highly recommend it.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Brenda Lee, Lilburn, GA on April 29, 2012
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Carole Townsend brings a hilarious female perspective to what it's like to be an often unwilling participant in the lifestyles of "Southern Fried White Trash". I laughed until tears came to my eyes because the people she writes about in her book could be my family and friends. In this case, "judge the book by its cover" and laugh along with the rest of us.
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