Mama Makes Up Her Mind: And Other Dangers of Southern Living (Google eBook)

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Da Capo Press, Mar 24, 2009 - Biography & Autobiography - 240 pages
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Welcome to the unique world of Bailey White. Her aunt Belle may take you to see her bellowing pet alligator. Her uncle Jimbuddy may appall you with his knack for losing pieces of himself. Most of all, you may succumb utterly to the charms of Bailey’s mama, who will take you to a juke joint so raunchy it scared Ernest Hemingway or tuck you into her antique guest bed that has the disconcerting habit of folding up on people while they sleep.

White’s indelible vignettes of Southern eccentricity have entranced millions who have heard her read them on NPR. Mama Makes Up Her Mind is as sweetly intoxicating as a mint julep and as invigorating as a walk in White’s own overgrown garden.


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Review: Mama Makes Up Her Mind and Other Dangers of Southern Living

User Review  - Dianna - Goodreads

Someone told me that she wrote similar to Fannie Flagg. However I didn't care for the book, it seemed it was different stories with each chapter none relating to the other which is quite different ... Read full review

Review: Mama Makes Up Her Mind and Other Dangers of Southern Living

User Review  - Diane Barnes - Goodreads

I loved every piece in this short collection. Each one was like picking a piece of chocolate from a box, rationing them out so they would last longer. Then, Oh No! The box is empty! I'm done ... Read full review


Midnight Cowboy
Instant Care
Birth of the Blues
Something Like a Husband
A Scourge of Swans
Rattlesnake Belt
County Fair
Flying Saucer
Campaign Promises
An Interesting Life
Semen and Daffodils

Dead on the Road
The Bed
The Monkeys Not Seen
The Inn
The Devils Hoofprints
Good Housekeeping
Summer Afternoon
Joe King
Sleep and Prayer
Scary Movies
Mamas Memoirs
Memorizing Trollope
Madness through Mirrors
The Lips of a Stranger
Teaching Luther to Cook
Maritime Disasters
Grandparents Day
Fireman for Life
The Dance of the Chicken Feet
Cultural Center
OneEared Intellectual
Christmas Party
Used Cars
Snake Show
Jeanne dArc
Finding Myself

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About the author (2009)

Bailey White is the author of Sleeping at the Starlite Motel, Quite a Year for Plums, and Nothing With Strings. Her commentaries can be heard on NPR’s All Things Considered. She lives in Thomasville, Georgia.

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