Thursday, November 02, 2006

A Failed Southern lady

A book that made me laugh out loud recently was Florence King's CONFESSIONS OF A FAILED SOUTHERN LADY. I missed it when it came out in the 1980s and only caught up with it now because it was chosen by my reading group. It's supposed to be autobiographical (I imagine some of the tales have improved in the telling, but that's fine) and describes King's life as a child and young woman in the forties and fifties, being brought up mostly by her grandmother who is determined to mould her into a southern lady. It's very funny and very rude and both touching and poignant in places.

0 Comments:

Post a Comment

Links to this post:

Create a Link

<< Home