Stop Dressing Your Six-Year-Old Like a Skank (Paperback)

A Slightly Tarnished Southern Belle's Words of Wisdom

By Celia Rivenbark

St. Martin's Griffin, 9780312339944, 272pp.

Publication Date: September 4, 2007

Other Editions of This Title:
Hardcover (9/5/2006)

List Price: 17.99*
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Description

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 author of the award-winning bestsellers Stop Dressing Your Six-Year-Old Like a Skank; Bless Your Heart, Tramp; Belle Weather; and You Can’t Drink All Day If You Don’t Start in the Morning. We’re Just Like You, Only Prettier won a Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance (SIBA) Book Award for nonfiction and was a finalist for the James Thurber Prize for American Humor. Born and raised in Duplin County, North Carolina, Rivenbark grew up in a small house “with a red barn out back that was populated by a couple of dozen lanky and unvaccinated cats.” She started out writing for her hometown paper. She writes a weekly, nationally syndicated humor column for the Myrtle Beach Sun News. She lives in Wilmington, North Carolina.


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

“Will give you a case of the giggles.” —New York Daily News on Celia Rivenbark and We’re Just Like You, Only Prettier

“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 on Celia Rivenbark and We’re Just Like You, Only Prettier

“Even diehard Yankees will appreciate this wickedly funny collection ” —Dallas Morning News on Celia Rivenbark and We’re Just Like You, Only Prettier

“North Carolina doesn't have a post for a ‘humorist laureate,' but it should invent one and install Celia Rivenbark.” —Greensboro News & Record on Celia Rivenbark and We’re Just Like You, Only Prettier

“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 on Celia Rivenbark and We’re Just Like You, Only Prettier

“Laugh-out-loud funny.” —Cleveland Plain Dealer on Celia Rivenbark and We’re Just Like You, Only Prettier

“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 on Celia Rivenbark and We’re Just Like You, Only Prettier

“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 on Celia Rivenbark and We’re Just Like You, Only Prettier

“A hoot and a holler.” —Boston Herald on Celia Rivenbark and We’re Just Like You, Only Prettier

“I laughed so hard reading this book, I began snorting in an unbecoming fashion.” —Haven Kimmel, author of A Girl Named Zippy on Celia Rivenbark and We’re Just Like You, Only Prettier