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Download Some Day You'll Thank Me for This: The Official Southern Ladies Guide to Being a 'Perfect' Mother Audiobook (Unabridged)

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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (94 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Gayden Metcalfe Narrator: Marguerite Gavin Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: April 2009 ISBN:
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Southern society is arranged along matriarchal lines, since the Southern matriarch is a far more formidable being than the much nicer Southern male. She has to be this way; she was put on earth with a sacred mission: to drum good manners and the proper religion---ancestor worship---into the next generation.

In Some Day You'll Thank Me for This, Gayden Metcalfe and Charlotte Hays, the best-selling authors of Being Dead Is No Excuse and Somebody Is Going to Die If Lilly Beth Doesn't Catch That Bouquet, deliver up a hilarious treatise---complete with appropriate recipes from those finicky, demanding moms---on the joys, trials, and tribulations of being the daughter of a Southern mother. Including such chapters as A Crown in Heaven---The Southern Mother's Ultimate Passive-Aggressive Fashion Accoutrement, Grande Dames and Other Mothers, and Grandmothers: Why Precious Angel Baby Grandchildren Are So Much More Fun Than Granny's Own Bad Children, this is the perfect gift for any Southern mother---or the daughter of one. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kathryn Martinez | 10/16/2013

    " Ha! What a hoot (and scarily quite true)! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Laura | 7/27/2013

    " I enjoyed finding the new recipes, but I had hoped that this would be funnier, i.e. Jill Conner Browne. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kitty | 7/24/2013

    " This was much more of a nostalgia trip for me than a how to book. Fun read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tina Crisman | 7/20/2013

    " Not a bad quick read, I did enjoy trying out several of the recipes (I just made the blonde brownies and my kids ate them all in about 10 minutes) "

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

    " It's funny because it's true. While perhaps somewhat of a caricature of Mississippi women, particulary from the Delta, I recognized women from my childhood in almost every story and recipe in this book. Speaking of recipes, this book is worth the read for the recipes alone. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kate McAllister | 1/9/2013

    " Quick read, humorous, but not fantastic. I was going to give it to my mother but decided not to...not enough in there that she would appreciate. Very Delta-oriented. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alex | 11/29/2012

    " To be fair, I think I would have liked this book much more if I had read it rather than listening to the audio. I could not take the reader's fake southern accent! Also, it is part cookbook so it was a little boring listening to ingredients read out loud. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jennie | 10/2/2012

    " Not as funny as their other books. Same formula, different title. Still funny. Just not as funny the third time around. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Hannah | 6/13/2012

    " Very accurate observations about women in the South "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Leigh Ann | 5/16/2012

    " Even though I wasn't raised by a Southern mother, I recognized a lot of this book. Very funny. The recipes look good, but I have never used that much cream cheese in my life! I guess Midwest recipes had more Jello and less cream cheese!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Becky Morlok | 4/30/2012

    " I'd swear I had relatives that contributed to this book! Another great one! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Chris | 1/20/2012

    " I'm not from the south, but I thought this book was funny and very interesting. I have to admit, though, that a lot of the recipes featured did not sound all that appealing. Do people really eat stuff like this? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amy | 9/30/2011

    " I could identify with many of the lists the Daughters of Southern Mothers (DSM) shared in this book. And, yes, I realize that I, too, am turning into my mother with the things I think about or say with respect to being a lady or a gentleman. Thank you, Mom! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jeanne Marie | 9/29/2011

    " If you are from the south,chances are you will recognize some of your friends. . . and some of yourself! There's a lot to be said for the parts on etiquette! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jackie | 12/19/2010

    " Funny, quick read with southern antics--some ridiculous and some funny because they're true. Recipes are old southern style. Cute mother's day gift. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kathryn | 11/15/2010

    " Ha! What a hoot (and scarily quite true)! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kitty | 6/13/2010

    " This was much more of a nostalgia trip for me than a how to book. Fun read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tmorlok | 6/5/2010

    " I'd swear I had relatives that contributed to this book! Another great one! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Somer | 6/29/2009

    " It's funny because it's true. While perhaps somewhat of a caricature of Mississippi women, particulary from the Delta, I recognized women from my childhood in almost every story and recipe in this book. Speaking of recipes, this book is worth the read for the recipes alone. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kate | 6/27/2009

    " Quick read, humorous, but not fantastic. I was going to give it to my mother but decided not to...not enough in there that she would appreciate. Very Delta-oriented. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jennie | 6/21/2009

    " Not as funny as their other books. Same formula, different title. Still funny. Just not as funny the third time around. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Chris | 6/16/2009

    " I'm not from the south, but I thought this book was funny and very interesting. I have to admit, though, that a lot of the recipes featured did not sound all that appealing. Do people really eat stuff like this? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amy | 5/3/2009

    " I could identify with many of the lists the Daughters of Southern Mothers (DSM) shared in this book. And, yes, I realize that I, too, am turning into my mother with the things I think about or say with respect to being a lady or a gentleman. Thank you, Mom! "

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