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Swag: Southern Women Aging Gracefully

3.41  ·  Rating Details ·  139 Ratings  ·  13 Reviews
Based on Melinda Thompson's monthly mailing, SWAG is a collection of humorous essays about the events in the life of a Southern woman, aging gracefully.
Paperback, 309 pages
Published September 1st 2006 by John F. Blair, Publisher (first published April 1st 2004)
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Jul 12, 2012 Brooke rated it really liked it
"It's funny because it's true!"

I found myself thinking that a LOT in this book. I couldn't help but laugh out loud at parts of this book. Strongly recommended for any tried-and-true Southern lady.
Aug 06, 2008 Virginia rated it liked it
I expected this book to be better than it was. It turns out that the author is probably in her late 30;s or early 40's and has young children at home. Somehow I thought the aging gracefully would be about a different, earlier era. Mine. It is amusing but the joke gets old pretty quickly and the rest is repetitious. There are better books on Southern women. I'll have to think of them. Oh I know - one of them is titled "We're Just Like you, Only Better." Love the thought.
Apr 25, 2008 Sherry rated it it was ok
I don't usually "not finish" a book but I was disappointed is this one and didn't finish it. I thought it was going to be more satirical, but this was more of a "how-to" book for the blue-bloods. PLEASE!!!
Dec 22, 2007 Kaye rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Anyone wanting a funny southern book
This book was true to the South and all of our "ways" It was a fantastic read and I cannot wait to read the next one!!!!
Ann Marie
Apr 01, 2009 Ann Marie rated it liked it
Completely reminded me of my friend Shannon !
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Feb 11, 2013 Sandra Carpenter-woody rated it really liked it
This is a very funny book with short entertaing stories
May 11, 2014 Marti rated it really liked it
I'm really enjoying this one. I've read lots of books about Southern women and this is one of the best.
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Sep 20, 2012 Patricia Reynolds rated it did not like it
Not as relevant as I had hoped it would be..
Lori Kate
Aug 03, 2009 Lori Kate rated it it was amazing
This book is wonderful and timeless. Get it and read it. You'll laugh out loud.
Jun 03, 2008 Marita rated it liked it
Good but not as good as The Swag Life
Nov 08, 2012 Debbie rated it it was amazing
I loved this book! It was a self-deprecating, yet proud look at Southern traditions that elicited delighted giggles, knowing nods and wonderful memories of my recently deceased mother-in-law.
Elizabeth Goldey
Jul 04, 2013 Elizabeth Goldey rated it really liked it
Even if you are not from the south, it is a good read. Very funny collection of essays/short stories. But if you are from the south, you will totally get it and laugh out loud.
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Melinda Rainey Thompson is the author of the best-selling SWAG: Southern Women Aging Gracefully and The SWAG Life. I Love You—Now Hush (cowritten with Morgan Murphy), was a 2010 ForeWord Reviews’ Book of the Year winner and a 2011 Benjamin Franklin Award finalist, both in the Humor category. I've Had It Up to Here with Teenagers is her most recent book. She lives in Homewood, Alabama.
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