UNDER THE RUG: BLACK LACE AND BARBIE DOLL HEADS features 91 humor columns that expose the crumbs under the rug and celebrate the secret denominators of life. From blackberry cobblers to blackest-crow babies to a baby named Lonesome Dove . . . from Mama’s purple yarrow to William Faulkner’s white iris bulbs . . . . from Granny-made quilts out of cotton dresses to Granny with an X-rated Midnight Cowboy . . . from tree frogs at funerals to butter in tubes . . . from unsolicited preachers and Girl Scout ruin, to purchasing Weenie-in-a-Bottle—this book guarantees real life and a hysterically skewed, yet honest, vision of it.