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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (2,417 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Celia Rivenbark Narrator: Cynthia Darlow Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2008 ISBN:
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Humorous essays on life in the south. A Southern woman's take on daily life. Download and start listening now!

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Madeline | 2/16/2014

    " Laughed out loud at this book! Really enjoyed it! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kristen Day | 2/15/2014

    " Laugh out loud funny. LOVED IT! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kory Booher | 2/14/2014

    " Hilarious, fun light read. One of the few books I can re-read, I'm just sad I've loaned it out to never return. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sue | 2/12/2014

    " A very funny book. Light read. ie.."the Wal-mart Life", "Christmans and the non-poopy doll", "Chuck-e-cheeses, where mom's need to be hammered" "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Annette | 2/9/2014

    " I really enjoyed her southern sense of humor. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kiki | 2/3/2014

    " My side hurts from laughing so hard! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kaye | 2/2/2014

    " Loved it - having lived in the South all of my life I understood this book completely!!!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ann | 1/19/2014

    " I would give 5 stars, but I know that some may not appreciate the humor. What a great way to relax while reading. Her books are laugh out loud, incredibly on point. "

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

    " This book is so funny, I laughed until I was crying. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lynda | 1/9/2014

    " Oh My God!!!!!!!!!! I laughed so hard, I couldn't catch my breath!! Of course, my husband didn't think any of it was funny when I read it to him. You have to be Southern to understand her humor. This book was so much fun to read! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Krista | 1/5/2014

    " There were definitely funny parts and the chapter titles are hilarious, but overall it was just ok. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kari | 12/25/2013

    " I actually could only make it through the first chapter of this book. It was one big cliche. Cute, but not something I would invest any time in. As a Southerner, I even thought it was overdone and the cliches a little outdated. I just could not make myself pick it back up. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jennifer Grant | 12/19/2013

    " Another funny, wise book. Love it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 David | 12/2/2013

    " Frickin' hilarious, right from the opening chapter. "Obviously they've never put off their kid's immunization shots just so that they could afford an extra string of icicle lights from Walmart." It does drag a bit toward the end, but it still has enough laughs to give it five stars. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 bookczuk | 11/16/2013

    " It's a little like The Sweet Potato Queens books. Wacky southern-isms. Etc, etc, y'all "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Karen Fox | 11/16/2013

    " A light, funny book. All of Celia Rivenbarks books are just the thing for a relaxing afternoon. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Brittany | 6/12/2013

    " It was just about what I expected. Cute, but not hilarious. I am definitely not that damn southern. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Maghen | 5/23/2013

    " hilarity ensues in this book. i loved every minute of it. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Shanda | 12/30/2012

    " This started out really funny, but by the time I was 3/4 of the way finished, it just got old. It is also a little dated. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mimi | 11/30/2012

    " All Southern and spot on! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Lisa | 9/19/2012

    " Too much negativity and sarcasm. She thinks way too much of herself. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Julia | 4/22/2012

    " Everything you ever wanted to know about Southern family life by a woman who makes you laugh out loud on every page. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Leah | 4/11/2012

    " Great book when I needed a laugh. Liked that each chapter was a different story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Abby | 2/15/2012

    " These essays make me laugh when I really need a laugh. Light and very southern, a tasty treat for your reading. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jen | 10/18/2011

    " COMPLETELY hilarious. Possibly even more hilarious to someone like me, who grew up elsewhere and then moved to the South as an adult. This is a great, quick book to read if you only have time in spurts - like when your kid is in the tub and you're waiting for his hands to get wrinkley. :) "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Anny | 10/5/2011

    " The chapter titles were hilarious! But then it was often a painful stretch to turn that funny sentence into a funny chapter. It dragged a lot and I suffered through the last few chapters. Glad it's over. Next book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cindy Pierce | 9/17/2011

    " A little over the top with too much build up. It does have a few funny moments. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Branqo | 8/7/2011

    " didnt like all "Southern" thing... it's me... "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Gretchen | 7/3/2011

    " hated this...read 3 chapters & have to put it down "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kory | 6/27/2011

    " Hilarious, fun light read. One of the few books I can re-read, I'm just sad I've loaned it out to never return. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jennifer | 6/21/2011

    " Pedestrian but breezily written short pieces about Southern women in the modern world. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Montrudd | 6/21/2011

    " If you are a southern girl, you will appreciate the humor in this book. It's a scream!! If you are not a southern girl, it's still funny as hell! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Krista | 6/12/2011

    " There were definitely funny parts and the chapter titles are hilarious, but overall it was just ok. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sarah | 6/8/2011

    " I expect this book to be about women and family in the South, but it was just about women and family in general. Most of her essays started with one topic and ended up almost a completely unrelated topic. I also didn't think it was that funny. Overall, not what I was expecting. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Madeline | 5/27/2011

    " Laughed out loud at this book! Really enjoyed it!
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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Loraine | 5/11/2011

    " It was cute and funny in places, but did not make me laugh so hard that I began snorting, as one reader wrote. I was hoping for something really funny, and it was funny in places, but just so-so most of the way through. I would read another book by this author, however. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dianne | 4/26/2011

    " I loved...LOVED this book. I was born & raised a Yankee and I got all the jokes in this book. I love Celia Rivenbark's humor...barely a chapter went by when I wasn't laughing out loud at one thing or another. I love her wit & humor. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Betsy | 4/18/2011

    " Could not finish the awful book fast enough. I truly wish I was the type of person that can stop and say " never mind" once I realize that the book is poorly written, but I am not. I keep reading ( torturing) myself to the very last page. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Julie | 3/25/2011

    " Fun! Some parts were LOL funny! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rosie | 3/25/2011

    " hysterical! I loved it and laughed out loud "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Erika | 3/12/2011

    " This book started out really funny, but got old kind of fast. "

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

    " Hilarious. Many truths!! Need to add quotes from this book...wasn't as over the top as sweet potato queens. "

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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.

About the Narrator

Cynthia Darlow’s unusual voice makes her devotion to the spoken arts a natural fit. As a narrator and veteran of Broadway, off-Broadway, regional theater, film, and television, her characterizations and facility with dialects are unforgettable. Her audiobook narrations have earned her seven AudioFile Earphones Awards. She is a member of The Actors Company Theatre (TACT), whose mission it is to present concert performances of long-neglected, language-driven plays.