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The New York Times bestselling Southern girls’ guide to succeeding in life—with a foreword by Fannie Flag.
They're called Sweet Potato Queens, Steel Magnolias, Ya-Ya Sisters, and Southern Belles, but at heart they're just plain Grits—Girls Raised in the South!
Now, Deborah Ford, founder of Grits® Inc., reveals the code behind the distinctive—and irresistible—style of the Southern woman. Equal parts sweet sincerity and sharp, sly humor, The Grits Guide to Life is chock-full of Southern charm: advice, true-life stories from honest-to-god "Grits," recipes, humor, quotable wisdom, and more. Readers will learn vital lessons, including: how to eat a watermelon in a sundress; how to drink like a Southern lady (sip... a lot); and the real meaning of PMS (Precious Mood Southerner).
This charming book is destined to become a bible for the Southern girl—whether born and bred, expatriated, or adoptive—and her many admirers.
“Funny, wise, charming, and smart...Grits deserves a place on your shelf between Gone With the Wind and the Memphis Junior League cookbook, and I predict in the years to come it will be passed down to daughter along with the family silver and great-grandmother's lace doilies.”—Fannie Flag, from her foreword to The Grits Guide to Life
GRITS (Girls Raised In The South) authors Ford and Hand maintain their down-home primer reveals"everything you need to be the beautiful belle you've always wanted to be." No matter where you're from, becoming a Grits girl requires daily practice, as well as an understanding of the basic ingredients of Grits life: style, grace, poise, manners and kindness. To this end, the authors offer"practical" instructions on setting the perfect table, recycling bridesmaid's dresses into tree skirts, sending thank-you notes and speaking like a Southerner (add syllables whenever possible). Quotes, trivia, recipes (including Dolly Parton's Favorite Meatloaf and Sun Tea,"The House Wine of the South") and knee-slapping Grits Pearls of Wisdom such as,"If you can be ready to go in less than thirty minutes, you probably shouldn't be leaving the house at all!" round out each chapter, making this handbook a welcome--and entertaining--addition to anyone aspiring to capture the unique essence of Southern women.