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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (278 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Sarah Bird Narrator: Danielle Ferland Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 1986 ISBN: 9781449802448
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Austin native Sarah Bird is a journalist and screenwriter who has authored several novels showcasing humor and insight into human relationships. She pens a zany look at the lives of three sorority sisters at the University of Texas. Mary Jo’s caustic comments about love and life can’t conceal her confusion about both, but liberated baptist Fayrene and party girl Collie help Mary Jo cope in a white, patriarchal WD.

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  • Sophisticated wit ... Endearingly eccentric characters. Kirkus Reviews

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 L | 2/11/2014

    " A librarian bud recommended this author, and this book in particular, to give me another perspective on Texas culture. This book is set with the Alamo House sorority sisters at the University of Texas, and in a comical way, details their chaos and torment by the Sigma Upsilon Kappas (aka SUKs)fraternity across the street. Two of the main characters are employed at the LBJ Library, where they are archiving Lady Bird's mementos (which is a side story that contributes to the overall plot). It was a hilarious read, and has a wonderfully redeeming ending after the Alamo House sister retaliate against the attacks of the SUKs. I plan to find more of Sarah Young's books, as her writing style is very entertaining. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sue | 2/9/2014

    " I read this when it originally came out and loved it. Its set at the University of Texas (and has some really funny sections involving working at the LBJ library). "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jeanne Henry | 1/17/2014

    " Fun to read - especially while living in Austin! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Shannon Kelly | 1/11/2014

    " I loved the setting (I miss Austin!!), and it was funny with a satisfying ending. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Christine | 12/13/2013

    " Amusing and easy read. Probably more amusing for Texans and those who went to UT. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Kristen | 9/28/2013

    " This book had some interesting UT and Austin elements in it, but other than that, not much for me. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Whitaker | 9/27/2013

    " A really great book shows us how everything is great and worth to die for "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 John | 9/5/2013

    " I can't believe I read the whole thing. But very funny in parts. Early chic lit? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marie | 8/7/2013

    " Another fun read from Bird--this time about an eccentric bunch of female grad students who live right across from a wild frat house and wage war on them...great story of female friendship. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Christie | 5/19/2013

    " This is one of only a handful of books that I just can't finish. I wanted to like it but yet it sits untouched after months. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Andie | 2/27/2013

    " as a longhorn i found it funny but not side splitting. cute read "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Janice | 2/16/2013

    " Memorable characters. The story stayed in my mind after I finished the book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Colleen Pence | 2/7/2013

    " I loved Sarah Bird's, "The Mommy Club." This one takes place in Austin and got me hooked from the first page. Misfits join forces to fight frat boys. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Christyweber1 | 11/1/2012

    " meh. funny, but meh. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Debdanz | 3/7/2012

    " Had to borrow this via ILL bc WCPL doesn't own it; it was a blast from the past-- female grad students, Austin Texas, mid 1980s... like being there again. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kim Villarreal | 2/22/2012

    " What a great read! I just loved Sarah Bird's character development. I also found myself laughing out loud all through the book. I'm sad that the story had to end! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nancy L. | 12/22/2011

    " I believe the subtitle is "Women Without Men, Men Without Brains." Loved this when it first came out - I need to reread to see if it still holds up. I love that her main character worked as a flunky processing collections @ the LBJ library. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Faith Fielder | 9/22/2011

    " Loved it. Read and re-read. Hilarious history of a bygone time. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jennifer | 7/9/2011

    " Living in a woman's co-op at the University of Texas across from a fraternity. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jo Klemm | 5/31/2011

    " Funny Texas frat humor "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Julie | 5/18/2011

    " When I went to Austin to visit my friend Lisa, she not only recommended this book, but she gave me her copy. I like people who give away books. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 steffie | 2/5/2011

    " Lots of cliches. I'm partial to it, though, because I was also stuck processing in the stacks at LBJ Library. Bird has got that place DOWN. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Janice | 2/2/2011

    " Memorable characters. The story stayed in my mind after I finished the book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 John | 6/22/2009

    " I can't believe I read the whole thing. But very funny in parts. Early chic lit? "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jeanne | 4/18/2009

    " Fun to read - especially while living in Austin! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jennifer | 12/26/2008

    " Living in a woman's co-op at the University of Texas across from a fraternity. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kim | 12/14/2008

    " What a great read! I just loved Sarah Bird's character development. I also found myself laughing out loud all through the book. I'm sad that the story had to end! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Shannon | 11/22/2008

    " I loved the setting (I miss Austin!!), and it was funny with a satisfying ending. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Andie | 10/30/2008

    " as a longhorn i found it funny but not side splitting. cute read "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sue | 5/12/2008

    " I read this when it originally came out and loved it. Its set at the University of Texas (and has some really funny sections involving working at the LBJ library). "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marie | 4/7/2008

    " Another fun read from Bird--this time about an eccentric bunch of female grad students who live right across from a wild frat house and wage war on them...great story of female friendship. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Colleen | 2/2/2008

    " I loved Sarah Bird's, "The Mommy Club." This one takes place in Austin and got me hooked from the first page. Misfits join forces to fight frat boys. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nancy | 10/25/2007

    " I believe the subtitle is "Women Without Men, Men Without Brains." Loved this when it first came out - I need to reread to see if it still holds up. I love that her main character worked as a flunky processing collections @ the LBJ library. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Christine | 10/24/2007

    " Amusing and easy read. Probably more amusing for Texans and those who went to UT. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 steffie | 4/1/2007

    " Lots of cliches. I'm partial to it, though, because I was also stuck processing in the stacks at LBJ Library. Bird has got that place DOWN. "

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About the Author
Author Sarah Bird

Sarah Bird is the author of several novels. She is a columnist for the Texas Monthly and has written for the New York Times; Chicago Tribune; O, The Oprah Magazine; Glamour; and Mademoiselle, among other publications. She lives in Austin, Texas, with her husband, George, and son, Gabriel.

About the Narrator

Danielle Ferland performed in her first Broadway musical production, Sunday in the Park with George, at the age of thirteen. She is best known for her Drama Desk-nominated role as Little Red Riding Hood in the original 1987 Broadway production of Into the Woods. She also appeared in theatrical productions of Arthur Miller’s The Crucible, Sondheim’s A Little Night Music, and Moliere’s Tartuffe.