Bless His Heart: The Grits Guide to Loving (Or Just Living With) Southern Men

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Dutton, 2006 - Family & Relationships - 226 pages
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Deborah Ford, tireless promoter and bestselling author of The GRITS® Guide to Life, delivers a field manual for catching, loving, feeding, and living with Southern men.

If you┬'re living and breathing in this country, chances are you know a GRITS (Gentlemen Raised in the South), and if you┬'re Southern yourself (or just wish you were), chances are you love him. He┬'s chivalrous, kind, and moral, but he can also be messy, hog-wild, inattentive, and just plain frustrating. You love him, bless his heart, but you sure don┬'t understand him. If any of the following are true of your man, you might need this book:

┬• Does he know every single word to his school┬'s fight song?
┬• Does he sing it at two a.m. on the lawn of the opposing team┬'s coach?
┬• Does he think nothing of driving twenty miles to help a friend fix his roof, even though he can┬'t make it twenty feet to take out the garbage?
┬• When he comes home, is he often as muddy as the dog trailing behind him?
┬• Does he love MoonPies, RC Cola, and GooGoo Clusters?
┬• Does he still think Mama can do no wrong, even though he┬'s got grandchildren of his own?

With her signature Southern wit, wisdom, and heart, Deborah Ford turns her attention to the men who drive us to distraction. Whether he lives in a tarpaper shack or a columned mansion, Deborah celebrates the wonderful, entertaining, and downright crazy GRITS that Southern women can┬'t live without.

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Contents

ACKNOWLEDGHENTS
2
RULES OF THE ROAD
37
CATCHING
60
Copyright

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About the author (2006)

Deborah Ford is the founder of Grits, Inc., a merchandising company specializing in women┬'s apparel. In 1995, Ford┬—then a high school volleyball coach in Alabama┬—began printing T-shirts emblazoned with ┬“Girls Raised in the South┬” to inspire her players. The response she received was so overwhelming that she quit her teaching job and took her products to an apparel trade show. Her multimillion-dollar business sells GRITS books and merchandise world-wide to Southerners and wannabe Southerners. Her first book, The GRITS Guide to Life, was a New York Times Bestseller and SEBA Award winner, and spurred the series of lifestyle books that include GRITS Friends Are Forevah and Puttin┬' on the GRITS.

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