Celia Rivenbark





Celia Rivenbark


Born
Duplin County, NC, The United States
Website

Genre


Celia Rivenbark was born and raised in Duplin County, NC, which had the distinction of being the nation's number 1 producer of hogs and turkeys during a brief, magical moment in the early 1980s.
Celia grew up in a small house in the country with a red barn out back that was populated by a couple of dozen lanky and unvaccinated cats. Her grandparents' house, just across the ditch, had the first indoor plumbing in Teachey, NC and family lore swears that people came from miles around just to watch the toilet flush.
Despite this proud plumbing tradition, Celia grew up without a washer and dryer. On every Sunday afternoon of her childhood, while her mama rested up from preparing a fried chicken and sweet potato casserole lunch, she, her sister a
...more

Average rating: 3.75 · 18,886 ratings · 2,031 reviews · 12 distinct worksSimilar authors
We're Just Like You, Only P...

3.72 avg rating — 4,185 ratings — published 2004 — 8 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Stop Dressing Your Six-Year...

3.72 avg rating — 3,555 ratings — published 2006 — 7 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Bless Your Heart, Tramp: An...

3.89 avg rating — 2,715 ratings — published 2000 — 4 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
You Can't Drink All Day If ...

3.73 avg rating — 2,654 ratings — published 2009 — 6 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Belle Weather: Mostly Sunny...

3.82 avg rating — 2,432 ratings — published 2004 — 8 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
You Don't Sweat Much for a ...

3.65 avg rating — 1,776 ratings — published 2011 — 3 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Rude Bitches Make Me Tired:...

3.63 avg rating — 1,076 ratings — published 2013 — 3 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
She Drives Me Crazy: Three ...

3.66 avg rating — 330 ratings — published 2011 — 3 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Height of Rudeness: Fou...

4.26 avg rating — 69 ratings — published 2013 — 2 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
27 Views of Wilmington: The...

4.33 avg rating — 12 ratings — published 2015 — 3 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
More books by Celia Rivenbark…

Upcoming Events

No scheduled events. Add an event.

“I really loathe [the bumper sticker] 'Proud Parent of a Terrific Kid!'

Why not a bumper sticker for the unlucky parents, something like: 'My Fifteen-Year-Old's in Detox and Not Speaking to Any of Us' or 'My Kid Robbed a 7-Eleven and is in a Center for Youthful Offenders.”
Celia Rivenbark, Bless Your Heart, Tramp: And Other Southern Endearments

“I'd sooner wear white shoes in February, drink unsweetened tea, and eat Miracle Whip instead of Duke's than utter the words 'you guys'.”
Celia Rivenbark, Bless Your Heart, Tramp: And Other Southern Endearments

[Home Economics Textbook from 1950]: "Prepare yourself. Take fifteen minutes to rest so you'll look refreshed when hubby comes home from work. Touch up makeup and put a ribbon in your hair. He's just been with work-weary people. Be a little gay. His boring day needs a lift."

Mama Celia: "Get knee-walking drunk. You've earned it. You've been with four kids under the age of seven all day. Put a ribbon in your nose and try to pull it out of your mouth. You're wasted, after all. Announce you're gay. The look on his face will give you a lift.”
Celia Rivenbark, Bless Your Heart, Tramp: And Other Southern Endearments

Polls

Members, choose your November group read! You can always write in suggestions as well.

 
  3 votes, 18.8%

 
  3 votes, 18.8%

 
  2 votes, 12.5%

 
  2 votes, 12.5%

 
  2 votes, 12.5%

 
  1 vote, 6.3%

 
  1 vote, 6.3%

 
  1 vote, 6.3%

Moon Called by Patricia Briggs (write-in)
 
  1 vote, 6.3%

 
  0 votes, 0.0%

 
  0 votes, 0.0%

More...

Topics Mentioning This Author

topics posts views last activity  
The Next Best Boo...: Books That Made You LOL 59 450 Dec 01, 2009 06:58AM  
The Next Best Boo...: April's Group Read Are!!! 123 600 Apr 02, 2010 04:42PM  
The Seasonal Read...: This topic has been closed to new comments. 20.1 (The Most Improved Player - Cindy AL - April Fool) 73 165 May 20, 2010 01:41PM  
Mystery/Thriller ...: august 2010 - sandi 11 52 Sep 08, 2010 06:16AM  
Readers and Reading: This topic has been closed to new comments. August 2010 reads 25 84 Sep 19, 2010 09:12AM  
Challenge: 50 Books: KERRI's Looking Beyond 50 for 2010! 136 194 Oct 31, 2010 08:38PM  
Pick-a-Shelf: Emily's YOU CHOOSE Challenge 11 57 Nov 01, 2010 12:16PM  
Cozy Mysteries : Worst/Funniest Book Title 50 296 Nov 07, 2010 02:24PM  
Audiobooks: Recommendations? 41 111 Dec 23, 2010 12:08PM  


Is this you? Let us know. If not, help out and invite Celia to Goodreads.