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Swag: Southern Women Aging Gracefully Paperback – September 1, 2006
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My cousin called yesterday to thank me for the book and said it had been the highlight of her day.
I'm sure I'll be buying this book a few more times...
I was even more delighted when I actually read the book. It is full of the warmth, sentiment and wry humor of the South I know and love. As a Lifestyles writer for a small town paper, I get a lot of preview copies of books. Frankly, some of them I never finish or even start.
Definitely not the case with Melinda's book. One of the great aspects of this collection is you can browse throughout the book and read an essay here or there as time allows...keep it on your bedstand at night, in the car to read while waiting in line at the drive-thru, etc.
While this is a humorous book (with the author constantly poking fun at herself) there are also some very touching moments, too.
You don't have to be a southern woman to enjoy this, either. Some things like motherhood and trying on bathing suits are just universal!
Melinda and I have never met but we have chatted via phone, and it was like we were old friends.
You'll feel that way when you read her book. Well recommended and suitable for all ages (no R-rated humor here).
I vary between gales of laughter and nodding in agreement while reading and wish someone were here so I could read it aloud to them.
She has captured our little customs, the SOP of our daily lives in a way no Yankee could ever do, but still it is an inspiration to those women who grew up North of the Mason-Dixon line and want to understand the mystique of Southern women. Men should read this as well. It is full of insights on how to survive with a Southern woman in a close personal relationship.
G Hileman, Middle TN and now FL
Lucy Adams, author of If Mama Don't Laugh, It Ain't Funny
Most Recent Customer Reviews
What a delightful book of short essays. I grew up in the mid west (Missouri) but I think I have southern roots. Read morePublished 8 days ago by Montz Myers
This was cute and humorous. I am a transplanted "Southern"gal and see these behaviors in other women and a few in myself, so I could relate to her stories. Read morePublished 2 months ago by KWilder
It was OK. Not as funny as I expected. If I had small children and I was in my 30's to 40's, maybe I would have related better to the stories. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Donna Murphy
Disappointed in this book.....not what I thought. The author's humor gets old quickly!Published 4 months ago by Rose
Started the e-version, ready part way, put it down and haven't picked it back up again. Just not my cup of tea.Published 4 months ago by Quiltdivajulie
This was purchased as a gift and the recipient absolutely loved it!Published 5 months ago by Indy Fan
I bought this book for my best friend's birthday. But she got a used book, because I read it first! It is a humorous look at growing older gracefully. Read morePublished 6 months ago by S. Benson