Southern Women: Wit Wisdom Stereotype

Southern Women:
Wit * Wisdom * Stereotype

Sunday, July 11, 2010 — 4pm

Join the conversation. The Women’s Book Salon at the Mandeville, LA – Barnes & Noble is not like a normal book club. It is a bi-monthly event where everyone can read what ever book appeals to them on the topic of the month. Then for an hour or so on a lazy Sunday afternoon we get together and talk and talk.

For July, our topic is Southern Women, defined however you like. There are lots of books on the topic, or just come and tell us what your mama used to say. The point is for people who love to read and talk about books to have a place to come and talk with a conversation starter.

Here are some titles to get you started:

A Southern Belle Primer: Why Princess Margaret Will Never Be a Kappa Kappa Gamma by Maryln Schwartz

The Southern Belle’s Handbook : Sissy LeBlanc’s Rules to Live By by Loraine Despres

Suck Your Stomach In and Put Some Color On!: What Southern Mamas Tell Their Daughters that the Rest of Y’all Should Know Too by Shellie Rushing Tomlinson

What Southern Women Know (That Every Woman Should): Timeless Secrets to Get Everything you Want in Love, Life, and Work by Ronda Rich

We’re Just Like You, Only Prettier: Confessions of a Tarnished Southern Belle by Celia Rivenbark

Bless Your Heart, Tramp: And Other Southern Endearments by Celia Rivenbark

Suddenly Southern: A Yankee’s Guide to Living in Dixie by Maureen Duffin-Ward and Gary Hallgren

Miss Hildreth Wore Brown: Anecdotes of a Southern Belle by Olivia deBelle Byrd

The Education of the Southern Belle: Higher Education and Student Socialization in the Antebellum South by Christie Farnham

Suck Your Stomach In and Put Some Color On!: What Southern Mamas Tell Their Daughters that the Rest of Y’all Should Know Too by Shellie Rushing Tomlinson

Swag: Southern Women Aging Gracefully by Melinda Rainey Thompson

What Southern Women Know about Faith: Kitchen Table Stories and Back Porch Comfort by Ronda Rich

Bless Your Heart, Tramp: And Other Southern Endearments by Celia Rivenbark

The Southern Woman: Selected Fiction (Modern Library Classics) by Elizabeth Spencer

The Grits (Girls Raised In The South) Guide to Life by Deborah Ford

Sarah Morgan: The Civil War Diary Of A Southern Woman by Sarah Morgan Dawson

Confessions of a Failed Southern Lady by Florence King

Some Day You’ll Thank Me for This: The Official Southern Ladies’ Guide to Being a “Perfect” Mother by Gayden Metcalfe and Charlotte Hays

Ar’n’t I a Woman?: Female Slaves in the Plantation South by Deborah G. White

Red Clay, Blue Cadillac: Stories of Twelve Southern Women by Michael Malone

Scarlett Doesn’t Live Here Anymore: SOUTHERN WOMEN IN THE CIVIL WAR ERA (Women in American History) by Laura F. Edwards

Being Dead Is No Excuse: The Official Southern Ladies Guide To Hosting the Perfect Funeral by Gayden Metcalfe and Charlotte Hays

Somebody Is Going to Die if Lilly Beth Doesn’t Catch That Bouquet: The Official Southern Ladies’ Guide to Hosting the Perfect Wedding by Gayden Metcalfe and Charlotte Hays

The Southern Lady: From Pedestal to Politics, 1830-1930 by Anne Firor Scott

The Belle Gone Bad: White Southern Women Writers and the Dark Seductress (Southern Literary Studies) by Betina Entzminger

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5 Responses

  1. This Women’s Book Salon sounds like such fun, especially to me, a girl and author from Amite, LA. I wish I could join you. I’d love it if you’d post some of that Southern wit and wisdom on my blog: THE SOUTHERN BELLE SOUNDS OFF http://lorainedespres.blogspot.com/ I’ll be sure to share it. And hats off to Barnes and Noble in Manderville for creating such a fun event. I do hope you continue.

    • Hello Loraine,
      You know Amite is only an hour away. You could call it a book signing and write the gas off as a business expense. I’m sure the store can get extra stock of your titles. …AMC

  2. Thanks so much for the invitation, but although I grew up in Amite, I live in Beverly Hills, CA now. So it would be a little more than an hour drive. However, after your book group gets going, if you’d like me to do a call in, I’ll try to arrange it. For your first meeting, I’ll leave you with one of Sissy LeBlanc’s rules from her Southern Belle’s Handbook: “It’s okay for a woman to know her place, as long as she doesn’t stay there.” Have a great Salon.

  3. [...] more then I can chew this week, but we will see how it goes.I still have to pick something for the Southern Women book salon on July [...]

  4. [...] Book Salon Posted on July 8, 2010 by amcatoir Just a reminder that the Women’s Book Salon is this Sunday, July 11th @ 4pm @ the Barnes & Noble in Mandeville, [...]

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