Being Dead Is No Excuse

Being Dead Is No Excuse

The Official Southern Ladies Guide to Hosting the Perfect Funeral

By Charlotte Hays; Gayden Metcalfe

Miramax Books, Hardcover, 9781401359348, 256pp.

Publication Date: March 16, 2005

In this dishy collection of Southern humor and recipes, inveterate hostess and Southern belle Gayden Metcalfe explains everything one needs to know to throw a proper Southern funeral.

About the Author

Gayden Metcalfe is a native of Greenville, MS, where she has risen from holding several key offices in the Dirt Daubers, a pre-teen garden club, to executing various duties in the Greenville chapters of the Garden Club of America. She has served as the vice president of the Delta Council and publisher of Delta Wildlife magazine. She is married to Harley Metcalfe III and has two children. This is her first book. Charlotte Hays is a Delta native and former gossip column contributor at the Washington Times, New York Observer and New York Daily News. She lives in Washington, D.C.