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Southern Fried White Trash Paperback – October 15, 2011
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Delightful and refreshingly entertaining and humorous.
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.
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.
Funny and witty
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.
Hilarious! This book brings tears of laughter and is something we can all relate too!
Hilarious but accurate A Finger- Lickin , Side-Splitten Good Time
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!
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.
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Though I really couldn't prove it, I believe several of the stories overlap. The same scenerio happened in several stories. Maybe the writer got confused but it was very noticable.
Honestly, I don't think I would buy another one of her books. She does seem a little snooty. Just going to a wrestling event doesn't transform you into a redneck or white trash nor in my opinion, do some of the things she uses to catorgize the people. Some things are simply part of a culture. Atlanta may be located in the south but it's still big city.
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. There is nothing more fun and real than a white trash family out for a spot of fun.
I give this book three stars only because the author did not let her conventions solid southern belle upbringing go in telling the story. Telling white trash stories is best done with White Trash Sensibilities so it sounds authentic & fun \ funny.
In a lot of ways, she's not better or more mannered than the people she's ragging on so hard.
I deleted it from my Kindle altogether, that's how un-funny it was.
The reason it's so funny is that we ALL have a family branch or two that qualifies as white trash. Julia Sugarbaker on the show 'Designing Women' once famously said 'In the South, we don't ask if you have crazy people in your family. We ask what side they're on'.
i could share a few of my family tidbits, but I just might my own version of this book! My own dear Southern mother, who taught me to polish the silver, arrange flowers, and continually poked me in the back to 'stand up straight and don't smack your gum' was also the worst about poking me in the ribs so as to point out people she thought were particularly 'colorful'.
I encourage you to enjoy this guilty pleasure of a book!