Event date: 
Saturday, April 27, 2019 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm

Event Location

Athens, GA 30601

Avid Bookshop presents Hellen Ellis for her newest book, Southern Lady Code. This event will take place on Saturday, April 27, 2019, from 6:30-7:30pm at our Prince Avenue location and is free and open to the public. We encourage you to purchase a copy of the book to get it signed by the author!

You can purchase this event book online from Avid Bookshop here


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 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.


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.


"Helen Ellis is so funny it causes me physical pain. I just want to sop this book up with a biscuit." —Samantha Irby, New York Times bestselling author of We Are Never Meeting in Real Life

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Southern Lady Code: Essays Cover Image
ISBN: 9780385543897
Availability: May be on our shelves or available in 5-7 business days
Published: Doubleday - April 16th, 2019