Stop Dressing Your Six-Year-Old Like a Skank: A Slightly Tarnished Southern Belle's Words of Wisdom (Paperback)

A Slightly Tarnished Southern Belle's Words of Wisdom

By Celia Rivenbark

Griffin, 9780312339944, 262pp.

Publication Date: September 4, 2007



Celia Rivenbark is an intrepid explorer and acid commentator on the land south of the Mason-Dixon Line. In this collection of screamingly funny essays, you'll discover:

*How to get your kid into a character breakfast at Disney World (or run the risk of eating chicken out of a bucket with Sneezy)
*Secrets of Celebrity Moms (don't hate them because they're beautiful when there are so many other reasons)
*ebay addiction and why "It ain't worth having if it ain't on ebay"
*Why today's children's clothes make six-year-olds look like Vegas showgirls with an abundance of anger issues
*And so much more

Celia Rivenbark's essays about life in today's South are like caramel popcorn---sweet, salty, and utterly irresistible.

About the Author

Celia Rivenbark is the bestselling author of Bless Your Heart, Tramp and We're Just Like You, Only Prettier. She is a humor columnist for McClatchy-Tribune Information Services and lives in North Carolina with her husband and daughter.

Praise For Stop Dressing Your Six-Year-Old Like a Skank: A Slightly Tarnished Southern Belle's Words of Wisdom

"This is a hilarious read, perhaps best enjoyed while eating Krispy Kremes with a few girlfriends."--Publishers Weekly "She kills in the ''Kids'' and ''Southern-Style Silliness'' sections, putting the fear of Mickey into anyone planning a trip to Disney World."--Entertainment Weekly Praise for Celia Rivenbark and We’re Just Like You, Only Prettier
“Will give you a case of the giggles.”
--New York Daily News
“Warm, witty, and wise, rather like reading dispatches from a friend who uses e-mail but still writes letters, in ink, on good paper.”
--St. Petersburg Times
“Even diehard Yankees will appreciate this wickedly funny collection.”
--Dallas Morning News
“North Carolina doesn’t have a post for a ‘humorist laureate,’ but it should invent one and install Celia Rivenbark.”
--Greensboro News & Record
“I thought I was Southern until I read Celia Rivenbark’s book....What a funny, smart, and irreverent writer she is!”
--Lee Smith, author of The Last Girls
"Laugh-out-loud funny.”--Cleveland Plain Dealer
“A collection of essays by a woman working in her element…Rivenbark writes with that breezy, irreverent allure that makes so many of these belles legendary.”---Blue Ridge Business Journal
“An edgy Erma. An Erma dipped in corn-bread batter, wrapped in collard greens, and drawling that she was speeding because ‘my uterus told me to.’ ”--The Tennessean
“A hoot and a holler.”--Boston Herald
“I laughed so hard reading this book, I began snorting in an unbecoming fashion.”
--Haven Kimmel, author of A Girl Named Zippy