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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
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i laughed so hard, tears were running down my cheeks. southern women and all the rules-----lolPublished 4 months ago by mary-ann walker
This was a gift, but my friend, from the south (92) years old, loved the book. One of her dear friends liked it so much she ordered herself one, as well.Published 4 months ago by Barbara A. Lee
I loved this book, after Gone with the Wind, I have always wanted to live South of the Mason-Dixie line and one day I will. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Catherine