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John Chancellor Makes Me Cry

3.64  ·  Rating Details ·  314 Ratings  ·  11 Reviews
Anne Rivers Siddons invites you into her home and her heart

In this collection of heartfelt and involving vignettes, Anne Rivers Siddons--the beloved bestselling author of Downtown, Hill Towns, and Colony--offers a stirring and insightful look at our everyday world and how one woman has chosen to live in it. Moving from memories of her gentle grandfather to her uncanny abil
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Paperback, 288 pages
Published September 18th 1994 by HarperTorch (first published 1975)
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Nancy
Apr 18, 2009 Nancy rated it liked it
Shelves: non-fiction
A collection of essays/articles by ARS. This was a good vacation book, easy to pick up and put down. I enjoyed this book, almost as much as I like Anna Quindlen’s similar type books. ARS wrote this book, her first I think, in the 70’s and it was “reissued” in 1992. I enjoyed reading about the thoughts of one of my favorite authors.
Mbarkle
Sep 12, 2008 Mbarkle rated it liked it
I've been trying to read some local authors, and I scanned my mom's shelves and found a couple of books by Anne Rivers Siddons, which are set in Atlanta. I really liked this series of essays from the 1970s. They reminded me a little bit of Erma Bombeck, which I read when I was a kid. Very funny and sweet.
Carol
Jan 24, 2010 Carol rated it it was amazing
Insights into the author's life, including her incurable habit of adopting lost cats, sometimes to her husband's chagrin. Depicts life in the South. Sometimes sweet and sentimental, a favorite, easy, comfortable read.
Terry Tschann Skelton
Nov 11, 2012 Terry Tschann Skelton rated it liked it
Shelves: memoirs
Although the author wrote a new preface to this edition 20 years after the original publication saying that she thought these light essays had held up well, I found them less relevant that I expected. I love her fiction, but was not as enchanted with stories of her own life.
Becky
Oct 16, 2010 Becky is currently reading it
Pretty good...so far
Lucinda
Jul 20, 2009 Lucinda rated it really liked it
I loved these essays! As a Southerner, I could relate to much of what Mrs. Siddons describes.
Laura Drake
Jun 13, 2011 Laura Drake rated it it was amazing
If you want to know the 60's in the south...this is the book.
Chamie
Feb 28, 2009 Chamie rated it it was amazing
Shelves: books-i-own
I never knew she had such a sense of humor,I love the cat part.
Suzanne
Nov 12, 2008 Suzanne rated it it was amazing
One of the best books.
Ryann
Dec 06, 2010 Ryann rated it liked it
A sweet, enjoyable collection of short nonfiction stories about the author's life.
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Feb 07, 2012 Leigh Stroud rated it it was amazing
Enjoyable essays - like an invitation into her home. Some of the stories made me laugh out loud!
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Born Sybil Anne Rivers in Atlanta, Georgia, she was raised in Fairburn, Georgia, and attended Auburn University, where she was a member of the Delta Delta Delta Sorority.
While at Auburn she wrote a column for the student newspaper, The Auburn Plainsman, that favored integration. The university administration attempted to suppress the column, and ultimately fired her, and the column garnered natio
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