This book captures perfectly the odd happenings in the little town in Georgia that Bailey knows so well and makes me laugh every time I read it which is about twice a year ok book but the stories weren t that entertaining to me I felt like the third section of the book had her best stories I felt like there was no real thread tying the stories together and some of the stories were just getting good when they ended The last chapter was probably her worst and it was where she got the title for her book I just felt like she stuck that one in there so she could have her title I ve had this book for than a ecade Somehow it always ended up on the bottom of my piles But I ve been having trouble sleeping lately and found that these short adventures helped me to relax and smile and then sleep soundly I am not saying that they are soporific They are engaging and uiet like comfort food for the mind I loved the black and white barely legible maps on many pages I know those places in Georgia My favorite piece was An Old Lepidopterist bittersweet but mostly sweet I The Life of Kitty Storm don t usually give books two stars because if Ion t at least like it I never finish it But this book had enough interesting stories and was short enough that I read it to the end I m glad I found a used copy though because it wasn t worth full price This was a family read when I was eleven or twelve and recently ecided to reread Sleeping at the Starlite Motel is a collection of short stories about life in the South White s witty style easily captures her uirky characters and beautiful settings Some of the stories are humorous and others are melancholy but they all record collouial life as White experiences it I also give White props for her excellent vocabulary The second time around I White experiences it I also give White props for her excellent vocabulary The second time around I that many of these stories have to o with Therapy of Love decline and loss whether that be a once sharp mind going senile a grand house becomingilapidated or a tradition becoming obsolete While not as funny as some of her other works I still enjoyed it thoroughly I efinitely appreciated the life lessons now that I have experienced some of them first hand I "Think That To Enjoy Bailey White S "that to enjoy Bailey White s you have to have lived in the Deep South I read this on a trip to Tallahassee less than an hour fromWhite s home in Georgia It got me through 10 ays of taking care of my elderly mother Many of White s stories are inhabited by old folks a lot like my mom When I felt like crying she makes me laugh It s alright This won t hurt much Take an insulin shot and prepare for a massive Feminism and the Women's Movement Dynamics of Change in Social Movement Ideology and Activism Perspectives on Gender dose of sweetness Bailey White is a precise articulate writer Without anyiscernable agenda she observes the tenderness. Anyone who has read her bestseller Mama Makes Up Her Mind or who has heard her on National Public Radio knows that Bailey. .
Ke growing up in the shadows of the old south losing the family home the BWWM (Interracial African American Billionaire Baby Romance Marriage Urban) 2 (Interracial African American Billionaire Baby Romance Marriage Urban) 2: Billionaires Secret Baby (BWWM Interracial African American Romance Urban Baby Romance Short Stories) dying genteelism that the South has lostisappearing into mainstream American cultureIt s sort of sad really With franchises and franchise thinking mentality everything having to follow SOP standard operating proceedures one town looking exactly like another there s not as many socially The Passport That Does Not Pass Ports diverse hamlets across American any at least not like it was in the 1960 s and 70 sBut some of it is uproarishly funny Family Values and the fine art of having your ancient bear claw tub crash through the bathroom floor and end up in theining room is one example Aunt Eleanor laments that new architecture has no mettle IndeedYet other chapters like Ashes get us all to thinking of whom has passed in our own families the great aunts and uncles grandparents and it s touching and poignantA wonderful summer read Essays short pieces on family members places adventures This author is known for her humor but I can t seem to appreciate it or even find it at times I know when
I Should Think Somethingshould think something supposed to be humorous but it oesn t work for me This is probably my problem and not the authors She seems rather successful with her Mama series But in this and the other book I read years ago she comes across as a sad person a lonely person I just loved this It s not often I can say this but this book actually made me laugh out loud "It was the story about Bailey White and the other primary school teacher Mrs Boatwright They were sent to "was the story about Bailey White and the other primary school teacher Mrs Boatwright They were sent to evening classes to learn how to use a computer so that they could then teach the other teachers at the school how to use the computer But the course tutor completely missed the point and ecided to run a course on the history of the computer So the two ladies Southern Women at the Seven Sister Colleges Feminist Values and Social Activism 1875 1915 decide to bunk off teach themselves And for the remaining evenings they find something else too Mrs BoatwrightThese are short articles about Bailey White s family friends and life experiences She s a primary school teacher living in Georgia in the USA Although considering this book was published in 1995 20 years ago she might be retired now Who knows I just love her writing It s like chatting with an old and slightly eccentric family And appreciating the little simple things in life whilst realising that just because they re simple teachers Manual African American Literature doesn t mean that they are insignificant There are just so many wonderful snippets in here Her chapter on theo not signs made me think of the park keeper in the Moomin books her batty elderly female relatives the old guy running his little fruit and veg stall Red the Rat Man and her cousin who was so Agricultural Innovation in the Early Islamic World desperate to see the family chairs reunited. Te's reputation as a master storyteller Southernivision as it catalogs the oddities of the Georgia town she knows so wel.
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all unnecessary alliterations gone It s like Sun Tzu for the soft and fluffy set what isn tunnecessary alliterations gone It s like Sun Tzu for the soft and fluffy set what isn t isn t needed What is left is writing at its most elemental Add the strange peculiar oddities of characters living in the linear world of the eep south stir with sly wit and you have a wonderful series of road trips My Aunt Bella loves rocks Her whole house used to be filled with rocks Every flat surface was covered with slabs of amethyst crystal piles of rainbow colored labradorite bowls with slabs of amethyst crystal piles of rainbow colored labradorite bowls of fossilized shark s teeth big as a child s hand and agate geodes lined with uartz crystals Outside bigger rougher rocks were piled up to the eaves with scant little chinks left for oorways and windows Every afternoon my Aunt Bella takes a bagful of rocks Big Book of AA All 12 Steps Understand and Complete One Step At A Time in Recovery with Alcoholics Anonymous 12 of 12 Books down to Shoney s restaurant where she spreads them out on the Formica tabletop and says incantations over them while sherinks iced tea In one episode Bailey takes Bella on a New Writing, New Approaches (African Literature Today, Vol. 12) day trip to visit Mary Lawrence Shepard of Thomas Country Georgia a locally famous folk artist who began sculpting over sizes cement statues of famous people in 1917 The authorescribes Miss Shepards now forgotten overgrown yard littered with white crumbling monuments in loving etail The artist offers tea and a guided tour In her 90 s Ms Shepard pulls mounds of honeysuckle off a buried chunk of concrete fiddling "with a hose insisting she make the fountain of a young girl sitting on the edge of a "a hose insisting she make the fountain of a young girl sitting on the edge of a flow for a few minutes Now after ark and lit by the moon Bailey The Alien Huntress Series Alien Huntress describes the statue of the girl at the edge of the pond Her head was lowered and her eyes were lookingown There was no twinkle in her eyes and no coy smile on her lips Her shoulders Activism and the American Novel drooped and her hands lay limp in her lap Her feet in their cement shoes were the saddest feet I have ever seen A jet of water rose into the sky arched smoothly then sobbed magnificently into the pool We stood and watched it for a long time The moonlight and the mist from the slashing water gave everything a strange luminescence I realize the uoteson t necessarily smack of great literature Perhaps it is not It is however a brief gentle foray into rural Georgia seen through a chronicler with a Agriculture at a Glance Revised Edition deep sense ofelicacy and charm It is writing with such simple succinct straightforwardness it will catch you off guard in strange unpredictable ways Her observations are a A Love No Less Two Centuries of African American Love Letters delight Itoesn t get much better for southern writing than Bailey White I loved Mama Makes up her Mind even bought a copy for my mother and this one is just as goodBoth collections are just small sketches tiny recollections memoirs of what it was li. White is one of the keenest observers of Southern eccentricity since Mark Twain Sleeping at the Starlite Motel revives Whi.