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Southern Lady Code: Essays (Large Print / Library Binding)

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It is Southern Lady Code not to judge a book by its cover, however this book is fantastic, and it has a fantastic cover, so that's alright this time.  Helen Ellis's charming, hilarious voice left my sides in stitches.  If you don't read this book, then bless your heart.

— Grace Williamson

Well, bless my heart. I love this masterful, whip-smart essay collection so much, I might just dip some Nutter Butters into melted white chocolate, dot them with candy buttons, eat them, and call it a day. Or maybe I'll hop a flight to Topeka, where I *won't* take part in a three-way. Or maybe I'll clean my whole apartment! The truth is, I just don't quite know what to do with myself after reading Southern Lady Code. It is so, so GOOD, so rooted in its perspective, and so candid; plus, it's so remarkably, frequently moving, oftentimes in unexpected ways. In short, this book is . . . well, whatever Southern Lady Code is for "a triumph."

— Will

Southern Lady Code is Southern Lady Code for the perfect essay collection. It's sharper than a shattered Christmas ornament, but an ornament with a sense of humor. You might cut yourself, but you'll laugh about it. Would I give just about anything to spend a Friday night at her apartment, drinking and puzzling? Why, yes. Yes, I would.

— Tyler Goodson

May 2019 Indie Next List


“I had forgotten how to laugh, but after opening this book and starting to read, I couldn’t help myself—it just came bubbling up. What a wonderful thing it is to hold in your hands something that has the power to make one erupt with hoots and howls. Helen Ellis is a treasure and a gift from the gods; she tells it like it is in Southern lady speak and we love her all the more for the joy she has given us.”
— Beth Reynolds, Norwich Bookstore, Norwich, VT

About the Author


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 @American Housewife.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781432864262
ISBN-10: 1432864262
Large Print: Yes
Publisher: Thorndike Press Large Print
Publication Date: June 12th, 2019
Pages: 240
Language: English