Mad Girls in Love
Michael Lee West's indomitable G.R.I.T.S. (Girls Raised in the South) are back -- enduring rough times with all the grace and outrageous flair expected of true Southern heroines.
Bitsy Wentworth -- fleeing yet another relationship nightmare in a “borrowed” red Corvette, with her baby daughter and a recently acquired “demon child” -- has an APB out on her for attempted murde...more
When Bitsy breaks her husband’s nose and knocks him unconscious with a frozen rack of ribs, she flees with her daughter from her unhappy marriage and tries to keep her daughter away from her calculating, unfriendly in-laws. This story hilariously narrates decades of Bitsy’s and her family’s lives in the South, including Bitsy’s mother Dorothy who regularly corresponds...more
I picked it up at the library, the little library in town where I live, where they have a small collection of audio books on CD, as opposed to the city library which has tons.
This was one of the few audio books the town library had in stock, and so I took a chance. I'm still trying to decide if the book was worth the five or so hours it took to listen to.
Mainly, I felt depressed when I finished it. I don't want to ruin it for people who might actually venture to...more
For the local ladies on my list: I have it if you want to borrow it before I put it on paperbackswap.com
Bitsy Wentworth - fleeing yet another relationship nightmare in a "borrowed" red Corvette, with her baby daughter and a recently acquired "demon child" - has an APB out on her for attempted murder (she broke her ex-husband's nose with a frozen slab of ribs that she purchased at the Piggly Wiggly). Her mama, Dorothy, is writing letters to First Ladies from inside the Central State Asylum, while Aunt Cla...more
This book was written well before Mermaids but it includes many of the same characters, although the focus in on the oth...more
The writing was fine - the quirky plot entertained for awhile - but I can't say that I grew to care about the characters - I kept coming back to "What the hell are they thinking" It kind of seemed like a mediocre soap opera to me.
I didn't _hate...more
I enjoyed it very much, except for the ending.
The end built up so much momentum and then just ended so abruptly.
The author didn't follow the normal formula for a climax and resolution.
I really loved all the quirky characters. Everyone was flawed yet warm in their own ways.
I love how it showed how wonderful and strong women can be.
Aside from most of the characters being vile, the book was entertaining enough. Won't read it again, but I'm okay with having read it the first time.