Southern Lady Code

A collection of essays that are "like being seated beside the most entertaining guest at a dinner party" (Atlanta Journal Constitution), from the New York Times bestselling author of American Housewives “Thank you Helen Ellis for writing ...

Southern Lady Code

Southern Lady Code

"I loved it." —Ann Patchett The bestselling author of American Housewife ("Dark, deadpan and truly inventive." --The New York Times Book Review) is back with a fiercely funny collection of essays on marriage and manners, thank-you notes and three-ways, ghosts, gunshots, gynecology, and the Calgon-scented, onion-dipped, monogrammed art of living as a Southern Lady. Helen Ellis has a mantra: "If you don't have something nice to say, say something not-so-nice in a nice way." Say "weathered" instead of "she looks like a cake left out in the rain." Say "early-developed" instead of "brace face and B cups." And for the love of Coke Salad, always say "Sorry you saw something that offended you" instead of "Get that stick out of your butt, Miss Prissy Pants." In these twenty-three raucous essays Ellis transforms herself into a dominatrix Donna Reed to save her marriage, inadvertently steals a $795 Burberry trench coat, witnesses a man fake his own death at a party, avoids a neck lift, and finds a black-tie gown that gives her the confidence of a drag queen. While she may have left her home in Alabama, married a New Yorker, forgotten how to drive, and abandoned the puffy headbands of her youth, Helen Ellis is clinging to her Southern accent like mayonnaise to white bread, and offering readers a hilarious, completely singular view on womanhood for both sides of the Mason-Dixon.

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Southern Lady Code
Language: en
Pages: 224
Authors: Helen Ellis
Categories: Humor
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-04-16 - Publisher: Anchor

"I loved it." —Ann Patchett The bestselling author of American Housewife ("Dark, deadpan and truly inventive." --The New York Times Book Review) is back with a fiercely funny collection of essays on marriage and manners, thank-you notes and three-ways, ghosts, gunshots, gynecology, and the Calgon-scented, onion-dipped, monogrammed art of living
Bring Your Baggage and Don't Pack Light
Language: en
Pages: 192
Authors: Helen Ellis
Categories: Humor
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-07-13 - Publisher: Doubleday

The bestselling author of American Housewife and Southern Lady Code returns with a viciously funny, deeply felt collection of essays on friendship among grown-ass women. When Helen Ellis and her lifelong friends arrive for a reunion on the Redneck Riviera, they unpack more than their suitcases: stories of husbands and
Southern Women
Language: en
Pages: 226
Authors: Caroline M. Dillman
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-10-28 - Publisher: Routledge

First published in 1988. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Secrets of the Southern Belle
Language: en
Pages: 272
Authors: Phaedra Parks
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-08-05 - Publisher: Simon and Schuster

The breakout star of The Real Housewives of Atlanta, who is known for being the ultimate Southern Belle, advises women on fashion, etiquette, dating and the workplace, giving a modern twist to traditional Southern values.
American Housewife
Language: en
Pages: 208
Authors: Helen Ellis
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-01-12 - Publisher: Anchor

A sharp, funny, delightfully unhinged collection of stories set in the dark world of domesticity, American Housewife features murderous ladies who lunch, celebrity treasure hunters, and the best bra fitter south of the Mason Dixon line. Meet the women of American Housewife: they wear lipstick, pearls, and sunscreen, even when

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