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Celia Rivenbark is the author of the award-winning bestsellers Stop Dressing Your Six-Year-Old Like a Skank; Bless Your Heart, Tramp; 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.


In this bawdy essay collection, the irreverent Rivenbark ( explores topics ranging from parenting to home renovation ("every Redneck dreams of having her own dumpster"). Rivenbark's Southern drawl and bubbly delivery perfectly complement her saucy observations; listeners will be cringing one moment and laughing aloud the next. A good choice for public libraries, especially those with fans of Jill Conner Browne's "Sweet Potato Queens" series and Jen Lancaster's works. [Audio clip available through; Rivenbark's previous essay collection, We're Just Like You Only Prettier, spent eight weeks as a Top 50 Bookscan Humor best seller.-Ed.]-Beth Farrell, Portage Cty. Dist. Lib., Garrettsville, OH Copyright 2009 Reed Business Information.

"Readers will laugh out loud over her commentary on status mothers and all the odd obsessions of modern life... so sit a spell and enjoy a rollicking, fun ride with the musings of one of the funniest of southern writers, one who appeals to the 'belle' in all of us." - Booklist"

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