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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (8,912 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Mary Kay Andrews Narrator: Isabel Keating Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: November 2004 ISBN: 9780060824273
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Keeley Murdock’s wedding to A. J. Jernigan should have been the social event of the season. But when she catches her fiancé doing the deed with her maid of honor at the country club rehearsal dinner, all bets are off—and so is the wedding. Keeley pitches the hissy fit of the century, earning herself instant notoriety in the small town of Madison, Georgia.

To make matters worse, A. J.’s unscrupulous banking family is now bringing financial pressure to bear on Keeley’s interior design business. But a redheaded stranger in a vintage yellow Cadillac is riding to her rescue. Will Mahoney, the new owner of a failing local bra plant, is about to offer the designing woman just what she needs: a plum decorating assignment, a chance to clear her name, and a golden opportunity to give her cheating varmint of an ex-fiancé the comeuppance he so richly deserves.

Only Mary Kay Andrews can deliver such delicious social satire. With Hissy Fit, she’s created a story as outrageous, dishy, and true as Savannah Blues and Little Bitty Lies.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Laced with humor and a sense of place that oozes the aroma of magnolia blossoms.” 

    Atlanta Journal Constitution 

  • “Darker than the book’s fluffy title suggests, this black comedy is riven with shocking secrets. And Keeley’s vast knowledge of all things antique offers a fascinating peek into the luscious world of designer home furnishing, sure to make readers drool with envy over sideboards and sofas.” 

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Mixed in with the mystery and romance is a liberal helping of comedy, thanks to Isabel Keating’s delightful, down-to-earth, and completely Southern vocal characterizations. Listeners will love her portrayal of good old boys A.J. and Drew and will howl over florist Austin. And, yes, they will learn just exactly what a hissy fit is.”  

    AudioFile

  • “Readers who enjoy books set in the South that deal with love, friendship, and getting even will find themselves laughing out loud at this latest novel by Andrews.” 

    Library Journal

  • Audio Publisher’s Association “Audie” Award

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jeanette | 2/15/2014

    " First time reading this author, but I loved it! Very funny, chick lit., fast read! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Stacy | 2/4/2014

    " It was a cute, light read and a nice break from my usual murder mysteries. It was both nice a frustrating to revisit some of the double standards which pervade Southern Society. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Emmanuelle | 2/2/2014

    " Can't get enough of Mary Kay Andrews "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dawn | 1/27/2014

    " a better than average romance, with some flea market therapy and soul-searching thrown in, and a little mystery for good measure "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Leah | 1/26/2014

    " Easy read but very well written! I laughed out loud several times! Definitely will be reading more of Andrews books. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Myra Aycock | 1/26/2014

    " liked 9/09 "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jackie | 1/24/2014

    " Funny and entertaining quick easy read. A southern setting, characters and antique decorating with some mystery thrown in. I enjoy reading Kay Andrew/Kathy Hogan Trocheck books especially with the Georgia backgrounds. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Susie | 1/23/2014

    " Loved reading about interior design in Georgia amidst Keeley's recently overturned life. A fun read! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 kir | 1/19/2014

    " This was great... I learned alot about... um... stuff. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Traci | 1/17/2014

    " HYSTERICAL read! Extremely light reading that made me laugh out loud! Even bought it for my MIL last Christmas... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rell | 11/21/2013

    " i loved the plot and setting. i did not put this book down until it was pried from my very hands. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ariana | 11/9/2013

    " I loved it. The ups and downs are realistic and so worth spending your time. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Stephanie | 9/26/2013

    " My favorite of the ones I read from Mary Kay Andrews. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Celina | 8/20/2013

    " This is a total chick book!! Lots of fun!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Christie | 8/17/2013

    " Hillarious! Like all her books, she weaves a great strong story of a woman on a mission. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Chris | 8/1/2013

    " Light, fluffy, trashy summer reading at its best, and for a 99cent nook purchase, even better! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tina Luster | 7/21/2013

    " Loved it. It was a laugh-out-loud book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Shari | 5/27/2013

    " A quick, fun read while at the beach. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Karen Brimhall | 4/27/2013

    " More fun, fast reads. I went through a period where my mind couldn't hold anything too complex... (chemo) these books were great. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Angela Miller | 1/31/2013

    " Cute fun southern chick lit "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Evon | 10/26/2012

    " fun - great sarcastic lead lady!!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Doris Latour | 8/11/2012

    " LOVED this book. Great author....will read all of her books "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rhonda | 7/30/2012

    " This is a good book, a quick read. It is a story about Southern women and lots of humor. This is a story of a woman who is about to get married and catches her fiance "doing the deed" with her best friend and maid of honor. She finds creative ways to deal with him. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Monica | 1/29/2012

    " This was a fun and easy book to read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Melanie | 11/14/2011

    " This book was ok. I liked reading it because it was set in a town not far from where I'm from so it was kinda cool seeing how the author planned out things. Good summer read! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nancy Johnston | 10/17/2011

    " Didn't ever think I'd hear or see the expression, "Hissy Fit" so apply applied. This adult selection is humorous, yet deals with the seamier side of adult relationships. The addition of a mystery element creates more developed, believable characters. Enjoy! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Katie | 9/25/2011

    " Great characters, witty humor and a plot that moved at just the right pace. This book hooked me from the very first paragraph and never let go. It was impossible to put down and I stayed up way too late reading on more than one occasion. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sarah | 9/24/2011

    " Mary Kay Andrew's "Hissy Fit" was cute and funny. Somewhat predictable but a good beach read. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Susan | 9/7/2011

    " I won a chat with the author for my book club for this book. It was a very slight book, and it was hard to find things to discuss with the author. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lynn Palin | 8/31/2011

    " Super Summer reading. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Maureen | 8/24/2011

    " I was amazed at how far one woman would go with her revenge. Light reading...just for fun. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Bookgirl89 | 5/23/2011

    " HORRIBLE READ... 0.5 Stars out of 5 "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Karen | 5/10/2011

    " Very cute!! Finished it last night by flashlight because the power was out!!
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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Desi | 5/8/2011

    " fun and quick to read "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Patti | 5/8/2011

    "

    An enjoyable read (not deep!) for the patio this time of year. I enjoy Ms. Andrews knowledge of the state of Georgia as well as the people. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kim N | 5/7/2011

    " Really good story, laugh out loud funny at times. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jacki | 5/5/2011

    " I did enjoy this book. One thing that I love about Mary Kay Andrews books is that she includes recipes (just a nice little surprise) and they are wonderful recipes. I think I have tried everyone so far. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jill | 4/14/2011

    " This was a good story and a quick fun read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marilou | 4/7/2011

    " Loved it. Love all her books. Just when you think this person has the worst luck...it gets even more so. The books are all upbeat and funny. I think that if you are looking for an easy read...you'll enjoy this one. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rosemary | 3/31/2011

    " I've read all her books and have never been disappointed! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Harry | 3/29/2011

    " Light entertainment, but I do mean entertainment. There were at least three laugh out loud scenes. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Julie | 3/22/2011

    " This book is fun from start to finish. If you love decorating, southerners and interesting characters this is the book for you. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Allison | 3/15/2011

    " A quick and fun read- I laugh so much when I read her books. I save her books for trips to the beach or a plane ride. Can probably finish in a day or two. "

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About the Author
Author Mary Kay Andrews

Mary Kay Andrews is a native of St. Petersburg, Florida, and a diplomat of the Maas Brothers Department Store Charm School. A New York Times bestselling author, she also has a journalism degree from the University of Georgia. After a fourteen-year career as a reporter, mainly at the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, she quit newspapers to make a living telling lies. She wrote ten critically acclaimed mysteries, including the Callahan Garrity mystery series, under her real name, Kathy Hogan Trocheck. Her new alias is a combination of her children’s names. Married to her high school sweetheart, she lives mostly in Atlanta, although sometimes also on Tybee Island, Georgia.

About the Narrator
Isabel Keating won the Drama Desk Award and was nominated for the Tony Award for her Broadway turn in The Boy from Oz, for which she also won a Theatre World Award.  She also starred in the long-running hit Hairspray, and made her Broadway début starring in Enchanted April.  Off Broadway she has appeared at Primary Stages, the Atlantic Theatre Company, Ensemble Studio Theatre and Ars Nova, among others. Her films include The Nanny Diaries and The Life Before Her Eyes, and on television, she guest starred in 3 lbs. and Law & Order: Criminal Intent. Isabel has recorded a number of Earphones award-winning audiobooks.  Some of the titles she's read include Bill Floyd's The Killer's Wife, Nicholas Sparks's The Guardian, Jackie Collins's Lovers & Players, and Sebastien Japrisot's A Very Long Engagement.