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The Resource Southern Lady Code

Southern Lady Code

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Southern Lady Code
Title
Southern Lady Code
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Subject
Summary
"I loved it." —Ann Patchett The bestselling author of American Housewife ("Dark, deadpan and truly inventive." --The New York Times Book Review) is back with a fiercely funny collection of essays on marriage and manners, thank-you notes and three-ways, ghosts, gunshots, gynecology, and the Calgon-scented, onion-dipped, monogrammed art of living as a Southern Lady.Helen Ellis has a mantra: "If you don't have something nice to say, say something not-so-nice in a nice way." Say "weathered" instead of "she looks like a cake left out in the rain." Say "early-developed" instead of "brace face and B cups." And for the love of Coke Salad, always say "Sorry you saw something that offended you" instead of "Get that stick out of your butt, Miss Prissy Pants." In these twenty-three raucous essays Ellis transforms herself into a dominatrix Donna Reed to save her marriage, inadvertently steals a $795 Burberry trench coat, witnesses a man fake his own death at a party, avoids a neck lift, and finds a black-tie gown that gives her the confidence of a drag queen. While she may have left her home in Alabama, married a New Yorker, forgotten how to drive, and abandoned the puffy headbands of her youth, Helen Ellis is clinging to her Southern accent like mayonnaise to white bread, and offering readers a hilarious, completely singular view on womanhood for both sides of the Mason-Dixon
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Ellis, Helen
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Essays
  • Family & Relationships
  • Nonfiction
  • Humor (Nonfiction)
Label
Southern Lady Code
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Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:81b1c605-0e03-4496-a555-186760326a58
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780385543903
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Southern Lady Code
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:81b1c605-0e03-4496-a555-186760326a58
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780385543903
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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