Mama Makes Up Her Mind: And Other Dangers of Southern Living

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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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User Review  - phredfrancis - LibraryThing

I enjoyed this much more than I expected I would. I had heard some of Bailey White's pieces on NPR, so her distinctive voice was familiar to me. I think having her pace and tone in mind while reading ... Read full review

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User Review  - theresearcher - LibraryThing

This is a lovely collection! I was particularly pleased to find that she discusses Egg and Butter Road, which I have driven while visiting my grandparents in south Georgia. It's hysterical and sweet ... Read full review

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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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