Southern Lady Code: Essays

April 28, 2020|
Southern Lady Code: Essays by Helen Ellis
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"I loved it." —Ann Patchett 

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” and “I’m not in charge” instead of “they’re doing it wrong.” In these twenty-three raucous essays, Ellis transforms herself into a dominatrix Donna Reed to save her marriage, inadvertently steals a Burberry trench coat, avoids a neck lift, and finds a black-tie gown that gives her the confidence of a drag queen. While she may have left  Alabama for New York City, 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.
Helen Ellis is the author of American Housewife and Eating the Cheshire Cat. Raised in Alabama, she lives with her husband in New York City. You can find her on Twitter @WhatIDoAllDay and Instagram @americanhousewife.
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Title:Southern Lady Code: EssaysFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:224 pages, 7.95 X 5.14 X 0.71 inShipping dimensions:224 pages, 7.95 X 5.14 X 0.71 inPublished:April 28, 2020Publisher:Knopf Doubleday Publishing GroupLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0525562923

ISBN - 13:9780525562924

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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