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You Can't Drink All Day If You Don't Start in the Morning Hardcover – Bargain Price, September 1, 2009
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...one of those books that makes you laugh out loud and possibly even snort soda through your nose! --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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YOU CAN'T DRINK ALL DAY is a collection of very funny essays that cover a little bit of everything -- from Christian action figures to High School Musical to Jon & Kate Plus 8. As a mother of a young girl who is about the same age as Ms. Rivenbark's daughter, I could relate to quite a few of her stories about being a wife and mom. There were times that I was shaking my head at her outrageous (yet hilarious) opinions about life in general, and there were other times that I was absolutely howling!
I loved Ms. Rivenbark's spot-on perspectives about life in general -- her essays were entertaining while also being extremely honest. Of course Ms. Rivenbark is Southerner, so there is a very Southern feel to this book. While I haven't lived in the South for over 20 years, her stories about the places and people came rushing back to me. But even if you aren't familiar with the South and its charm, I think you'll still appreciate her essays.
As a food lover, I really appreciated the recipes that were included at the end of some of the essays. It probably goes without saying that since Ms. Rivenbark is a Southern girl, many of the recipes were high in calories and fat (but of course that means high in taste!) and most of the recipes were extremely easy.Read more ›
And her solid support of a few well placed @#$%^ words is really all it took for me to feel vindicated for what I said in my mind to Paltrow after seeing the exercise vid.
The last thing I have to mention is the excellent tradition of sex on bank holidays. She should be the Surgeon General of the US for this alone.
What can I say? It's funny, relaxing and a lovely thing to read while sipping your favorite toddy.
She's a take no prisoner, tell it like it is kind of gal.
Southern to the bone, but with a wicked sense of sarcasm rippling through her that most of our mammas manage to beat out of us at an early age in the pursuit of always being genteel and proper.
Let me tell you, I would sit down with Celia and shoot stories, and poppers, with her any day.
Her stories are very true to life and come from her daily experiences. Every chapter is it's own story and they range from Jesus Action figures she sees in Walmart to Mothers sending their very sick kids to school to get that perfect attendance award... while the rest of the kids catch the coodies.
Like I said, no holding back.
Grab this book - but don't read it when you're drinking hot coffee or soda - it hurts when it comes out your nose.
Me: "I'm looking for Celia Rivenbark's new book..."
Sales Clerk: "Yes, let me look it up...Celia Rivenbark..."You Can't Stop Drinking..." (then she starts laughing), "...If You Don't Start in the Morning"?!
2nd Sales Clerk: "I saw that! That looks so funny! I swear I'll have to read some of her books!"
Me: "You should!" (I start naming the other titles of her books, and the two of them are still cracking up as I'm walking to the register...)
She hits the nail on the head concerning kids, husbands, relatives, you name it...and I can't wait to try out those recipes (especially Robert Duvall's Mama's Crabcakes, they sound to die for). Having a son & husband myself (not to mention a few crazy relatives, thank God we no longer share the same last name), I can completely relate. Bless your heart, Tramp.
You Can't Drink All Day does NOT disappoint its readers!! This book was so much fun to read and so laugh-out-loud funny that I had a hard time putting it down! I received my book on a Saturday afternoon and I did - indeed - sneak it into church with me Sunday morning. (Don't worry, we're Methodist ... it's not like I couldn't slap a "Holy Bible" slip cover on it and get away with it! huminahuminahumina)
I laughed hard and felt so connected to Celia during the entire book. I especially felt a connection when she discussed the passing of her father...having to deal with my own father's cremains not that long ago, I appreciated her tenderness and humor to a subject that's not always pleasant.
I'm already on my second reading of the book and already back to stalking her site for news of the next book... I recommend that YOU do the same! :)
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I really wanted a little laughter so I thought I would try this book. Just wasn't doing it for me. For the money I spent I should have bought a Jen Lancaster book, I know they... Read morePublished 20 days ago by Kat2
Not quite as funny as other Celia Rivenbark books that I have read, but still above average. (The other books had me in tears. Read morePublished 8 months ago by slynn
This book has had me rolling! Hilarious, light hearted read!Published 8 months ago by Christina Snodgrass
I am not easily amused but man, Celia Rivenbark has the type of sense of humor that I appreciate SO much!Published 9 months ago by Gidget. Bruhn
Kinda funny. I didn't see the point in the recipes at the end of almost every chapter. I didn't really look forward to picking this up to read. Won't be passing to friends.Published 9 months ago by amy jackson
Funny but not as funny as others that she has written. I get a kick out of southern humor and Celia is fun. Sometimes a little whiny but still fun.Published 12 months ago by Lorraine Pohl