Mama Makes up Her Mind

Mama Makes up Her Mind

And Other Dangers of Southern Living

Book - 1993
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Recounting life in her small Southern town, the author describes teaching first-graders to read with the help of the Titanic, her cane-wielding mother in a juke joint, and other tales.
Publisher: Reading, Mass. : Addison-Wesley, c1993.
ISBN: 9780201632958
Branch Call Number: WHIT
Characteristics: ix, 230 p. ; 22 cm.


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IndyPL_EllenF Jul 05, 2019

Bailey White gained prominence with her warm and witty commentaries on NPR in the nineties. Looking at these again over twenty years, I find they still have the same warmth, and they still bring on the chuckles. Her observations on her life in rural Georgia still resonate today, and show that we still have so much in common with each other. They are timeless.

Aug 13, 2007

I didn't know what to expect when this book was recommended to me, but I thought I'd at least read a few of the short chapters and take it from there. And then I kept reading one chapter after another, enjoying the fresh writing, quirky characters and real-life humor in White's stories. Each story is a gem in its own right, and some gems sparkle more than others. Still, the book is a good read, even if you don't know anyone from down South.


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