Mama Makes up Her Mind

Mama Makes up Her Mind

And Other Dangers of Southern Living

Book - 2009
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Baker & Taylor
Recounting life in her small Southern town, the author describes teaching first-graders to read with the help of the "Titanic," her cane-wielding mother in a juke joint, and other tales.

Perseus Publishing
Welcome to the unique world of Bailey White. Her aunt Belle may take you to see her bellowing pet alligator. Her uncle Jimbuddy may appall you with his knack for losing pieces of himself. Most of all, you may succumb utterly to the charms of Bailey's mama, who will take you to a juke joint so raunchy it scared Ernest Hemingway or tuck you into her antique guest bed that has the disconcerting habit of folding up on people while they sleep.

White's indelible vignettes of Southern eccentricity have entranced millions who have heard her read them on NPR. Mama Makes Up Her Mind is as sweetly intoxicating as a mint julep and as invigorating as a walk in White's own overgrown garden.


A new edition of the New York Times bestsellerBailey White’s classic collection of essays featuring the unusual characters of her Georgia hometown


Publisher: Cambridge, MA : Da Capo Press, [2009]
ISBN: 9780306818028
0306818027
Branch Call Number: 975.04 W582m
Characteristics: vii, 225 p. ; 21 cm

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RazorSteel
Aug 13, 2007

I didn't know what to expect when this book was recommended to me, but I thought I'd at least read a few of the short chapters and take it from there. And then I kept reading one chapter after another, enjoying the fresh writing, quirky characters and real-life humor in White's stories. Each story is a gem in its own right, and some gems sparkle more than others. Still, the book is a good read, even if you don't know anyone from down South.

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