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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,085 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Celia Rivenbark Narrator: Celia Rivenbark Publisher: Macmillan Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2008 ISBN: 9781427205063
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No matter what side of the Mason-Dixon line you live on, you will find Celia Rivenbark's hilarious observations about Southern living as easy as a tall drink of sweet tea on a hundred degree day. In this latest collection of laugh-out-loud essays, you'll experience:
*The joys of Remodeling Tara
*Harry Potter Bitch-slaps Nancy Drew
*Britney's To Do List: Pick Okra, Cover That Thang Up
*How Rugby-playing Lesbians Torpedoed Beach Day
*Why French Women Suck at Competitive Eating
*The Truth About Nature Deficit Disorder
*The difference between cockroaches and water bugs
*The beauty of Bedazzlers
*And much, much more!

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  • “Rivenbark treats life's problems with refreshing disrespect and humor, so sit a spell and enjoy a rollicking, fun ride with the musings of one of the funniest of southern writers, one who appeals to the 'belle' in all of us. Booklist

  • No matter what side of the Mason-Dixon line you live on, Celia Rivenbark's witty observations about Southern living are sure to bring a laugh. Southern Seasons

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 JuJu | 2/19/2014

    " This is my first Celia Rivenbark book and it definitely won't be my last! She had my laughing so hard sometimes I didn't think I could stand it! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Debbie | 2/18/2014

    " my favorite sassy southern mom kept matt awake with my laughs out loud again!!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Meggityb | 2/12/2014

    " At first I was laughing out loud! Rivenbark is a bit of a southern Laurie Notaro! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lisa | 2/11/2014

    " I LOVE Celia Rivenbark. She is funny & sassy & someone you would love to have a few mojitos with. Her books are great because each chapter is it's own story. You can read some, put it down for a while, and pick it back up easily. I gave 4 stars because some of the stories within the book aren't as hilarious as others, but I highly recommend all of her books to everyone. She's a Southern trip!!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rachel | 2/6/2014

    " Audiobook from the library! I'm thoroughly enjoying this, but only halfway through. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Suzi | 2/3/2014

    " There are a few really good gems in this book that had me laughing out loud. A very open sense of self and an ability to find humor in all situations is evident in her writing. Favorite bit was about her daughter's birthday party. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dianne | 1/19/2014

    " Another great book from Celia - lots of laughs, so much that I had tears in my eyes ! I love her take on life, the way she deals with everyday issues and finds the funnyness in all of them. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lisa Ahlstedt | 1/19/2014

    " Hilarious! I listened to the audio book with the author doing the reading, and it was laugh-out-loud funny in many places. My favorite part was the first third or so of the book, when her newly purchased old house was undergoing major renovations. Her reading got a bit too fast at times, but that is only a minor quibble in an otherwise extremely pleasant listening experience! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Linda | 1/17/2014

    " Celia Rivenbark is a hoot - and she has a fantastic "Southern" perspective on life that reminds me of my home state. Very funny! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Zoe | 1/11/2014

    " Hilarious!! I even got my husband to listen to some of it in the car, and he's not a huge audio book fan. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Wanda | 12/28/2013

    " Very funny. Really enjoyed the fact that the author was the reader. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cyndi | 12/14/2013

    " Funny book by a sassy southern girl "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Terry | 12/14/2013

    " A Southern Belle sounds off - very funny. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Krystal | 12/2/2013

    " I'd give this a 1.5. I didn't like it nearly as well as the other book of hers I read. I liked it less the more I read. By the end I didn't even want to finish it, but I only had 3 chapters left, so I forged ahead!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kathy | 7/25/2013

    " Funny and an easy read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Courtenay | 5/14/2013

    " Good giggle on Southernisms "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marjanne | 4/29/2013

    " A funny collection of stories, which I assume have been collected from the author's newspaper column. I think I liked the other two books I've read by Ms. Rivenbark better, but there were some funny moments and there are the usual 'southern-isms'. This was a quick read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lisa de | 2/28/2013

    " Entertaining book, reminds me of a few of my Southern friends!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jessica | 2/24/2013

    " I love this author's sense of humor. This is a book of short essays about all sorts of topics (home renovation, kids, etc.) all with her sassy southern attitude. Great if you want a light, funny read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Abbe | 12/18/2012

    " This book is hilarious! Each chapter is just another random tangent, so there is no need to read in sequence. It's perfect to pick up and read a chapter or two just for a quick laugh. I will be loaning it to my friends because everyone can use a little dose of southern humor! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sonia | 3/29/2012

    " This was another hilarious book from Celia Rivenbark. I have read every single one of her books and she never disappoints. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Christine US | 3/15/2012

    " I really think I did the right choice with the audiobook - hearing the accent helped make some of the jokes come to life. BUT, I really was expecting something funnier...or consistently funny, not just on & off funny. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Heather | 2/24/2012

    " She has a way of saying what all of us are thinking!!!!A hoot!!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Julie | 1/23/2012

    " Really more 2.5 stars than 3... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nicole | 12/17/2011

    " Just finished this book. Hysterically funny! I laughed out loud! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 October Aeowyn | 11/25/2011

    " If you're a Southern girl with a bit of a mouth on you and disgusting levels of sarcasm that would make even Gandhi lose his cool AND you like to laugh, you should probably read this book. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 A.J. | 10/27/2011

    " This was supposed to be a 'witty' book about the south, but it just annoyed me. I wouldn't recommend it to anyone. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 April | 6/3/2011

    " If you put Dave Barry and sprinkle a little David Sedaris into a Southern woman, then you have Celia Rivenbark. Definitely humorous and enjoyable to read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Denise Malloy | 5/11/2011

    " Celia is the master of snarky Southern tales. Her tales of parenthood and pop culture will tickle your funny bone. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Valerie | 5/10/2011

    " Pretty crass; more bad language than I'm comfortable with. Humor often seemed forced. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Michelle | 4/11/2011

    " Not as laugh out loud funny as some of her other books, but still a solida read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Terry | 3/26/2011

    " A Southern Belle sounds off - very funny. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Patricia | 3/11/2011

    " Loved Stop Dressing Your Six-Year-Old Like A Skank but only "liked" this book. I adore most things Southern, although I'm a native New Englander, but lost enthusiasm for her stories the further I got into the book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Abbe | 1/27/2011

    " This book is hilarious! Each chapter is just another random tangent, so there is no need to read in sequence. It's perfect to pick up and read a chapter or two just for a quick laugh. I will be loaning it to my friends because everyone can use a little dose of southern humor! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Debby | 1/14/2011

    " Funny, fanciful book with not much rhyme or reason. Not my favorite writer. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Aj | 11/30/2010

    " This was supposed to be a 'witty' book about the south, but it just annoyed me. I wouldn't recommend it to anyone. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ellen | 11/26/2010

    " I just love this author and when I need a good laugh I read on of her books. Since it is the holiday season and I don't have the mental capacity to think about a book I am reading a few in a row. She has some great southern humor. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Suzi | 10/8/2010

    " There are a few really good gems in this book that had me laughing out loud. A very open sense of self and an ability to find humor in all situations is evident in her writing. Favorite bit was about her daughter's birthday party. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Betsy | 9/25/2010

    " Absolutely, laugh out loud funny. I've listened to two of her books and read one. I'd highly recommend the audio experience as her southern accent, humorous expressions and flawless delivery put the icing on the cake. "

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About the Author
Author Celia Rivenbark

Celia Rivenbark is the author of the award-winning bestsellers Stop Dressing Your Six-Year-Old Like a Skank; Bless Your Heart, Tramp; Belle Weather; and You Can’t Drink All Day if You Don’t Start in the Morning. We’re Just Like You, Only Prettier won a Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance (SIBA) Book Award for nonfiction and was a finalist for the James Thurber Prize for American Humor. She writes a weekly, nationally syndicated humor column for the Myrtle Beach Sun News. She lives in Wilmington, North Carolina.