Some Day You'll Thank Me for This

The Official Southern Ladies' Guide to Being a "Perfect" Mother

By Gayden Metcalfe; Charlotte Hays
(Hyperion Books, Hardcover, 9781401302962, 242pp.)

Publication Date: May 2008

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A hilarious guide to that incomparable creature--the Southern mother. Southern society is arranged along matriarchal lines, since the Southern matriarch is a far more formidable being than the much nicer Southern male. She has to be this way; she was put on earth with a sacred mission: to drum good manners and the proper religion--ancestor worship--into the next generation. In Some Day You'll Thank Me for This, Gayden Metcalfe and Charlotte Hays, bestselling authors of Being Dead Is No Excuse and Somebody's Going to Die If Lily Beth Doesn't Catch That Bouquet, deliver up a hilarious treatise--complete with appropriate recipes from those finicky, demanding moms--on the joys, trials, and tribulations of being the daughter of a Southern mother. Including sections such as A Crown in Heaven (a Southern mother's favorite fashion accessory), Grande Dames, Toasting the Southern Mother, and why grandmothers prefer their "precious angel baby" grandchildren to their own "bad" children, this is the perfect gift for any Southern mother--or daughter of one.

About the Author
Metcalfe is a life-long southerner and founder of the Greenville Arts Council.

Charlotte Hays has been a gossip columnist for the "New York Daily News", "The New York Observer", and "The Washington Times". She is coauthor of "Being Dead Is No Excuse: The Southern Ladies' Guide to Hosting the Perfect Funeral" and "Somebody Is Going to Die If Lilly Beth Doesn't Catch that Bouquet: The Official Southern Ladies' Guide to Hosting the Perfect Wedding."
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