Fannie Flagg

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Fannie Flagg


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in Birmingham, Alabama, The United States
September 21, 1944

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Fannie Flagg began writing and producing television specials at age nineteen and went on to distinguish herself as an actress and writer in television, films, and the theater.

She is the author of the New York Times bestsellers Daisy Fay and the Miracle Man, Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe (which was produced by Universal Pictures as Fried Green Tomatoes), Welcome to the World, Baby Girl!, Standing in the Rainbow, and A Redbird Christmas.

Flagg’s script for Fried Green Tomatoes was nominated for both the Academy Award and the Writers Guild of America Award and won the highly regarded Scripters Award. Flagg lives in California and in Alabama.

Average rating: 4.12 · 380,828 ratings · 22,164 reviews · 35 distinct worksSimilar authors
Fried Green Tomatoes at the...

4.27 avg rating — 234,225 ratings — published 1987 — 101 editions
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The All-Girl Filling Statio...

3.98 avg rating — 36,844 ratings — published 2013 — 36 editions
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Welcome to the World, Baby ...

3.85 avg rating — 20,865 ratings — published 1998 — 32 editions
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Standing in the Rainbow (El...

4.03 avg rating — 13,740 ratings — published 1998 — 30 editions
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Can't Wait to Get to Heaven

3.90 avg rating — 15,233 ratings — published 2006 — 39 editions
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A Redbird Christmas

3.88 avg rating — 14,635 ratings — published 2004 — 39 editions
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Daisy Fay and the Miracle Man

3.95 avg rating — 12,334 ratings — published 1981 — 36 editions
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I Still Dream About You

3.56 avg rating — 15,056 ratings — published 2010 — 36 editions
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The Whole Town's Talking

3.62 avg rating — 11,774 ratings — published 2016 — 14 editions
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Fried Green Tomatoes at the...

4.35 avg rating — 1,088 ratings — published 1987
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November 2013, Fannie Flagg
"Celebrate fearless women in these picks from the comic writer whose new Southern romp is The All-Girl Filling Station's Last Reunion." ...More

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“Remember if people talk behind your back, it only means you are two steps ahead.”
Fannie Flagg, Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe

“I wonder how many people don't get the one they want, but end up with the one they're supposed to be with.”
Fannie Flagg, Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe

“You know, a heart can be broken, but it keeps on beating, just the same.”
Fannie Flagg, Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe

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Fahrenheit 451 Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury by Ray Bradbury The terrifyingly prophetic novel of a post-literate future. The classic dystopian novel of a post-literate future, Fahrenheit 451 stands alongside Orwell’s 1984 and Huxley’s Brave New World as a prophetic account of Western civilization’s enslavement by the media, drugs and conformity.
 
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The Painted Veil The Painted Veil by W. Somerset Maugham by W. Somerset Maugham Set in England and Hong Kong in the 1920s, The Painted Veil is the story of the beautiful, but love-starved Kitty Fane.
The Painted Veil is a beautifully written affirmation of the human capacity to grow, to change, and to forgive.
 
  2 votes 12.5%

Perfume: The Story of a Murderer Perfume The Story of a Murderer by Patrick Süskind by Patrick Süskind An acclaimed bestseller and international sensation, Patrick Suskind's classic novel provokes a terrifying examination of what happens when one man's indulgence in his greatest passion — his sense of smell — leads to murder.
 
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On the Road On the Road by Jack Kerouac by
Jack Kerouac
On the Road chronicles Jack Kerouac's years traveling the North American continent with his friend Neal Cassady, "a sideburned hero of the snowy West." As "Sal Paradise" and "Dean Moriarty," the two roam the country in a quest for self-knowledge and experience. Kerouac's love of America, his compassion for humanity, and his sense of language as jazz combine to make On the Road an inspirational work of lasting importance.
 
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One Hundred Years of Solitude One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel García Márquez by Gabriel García Márquez The novel tells the story of the rise and fall of the mythical town of Macondo through the history of the family. It is a rich and brilliant chronicle of life and death, and the tragicomedy of humankind. In the noble, ridiculous, beautiful, and tawdry story of the family, one sees all of humanity, just as in the history, myths, growth, and decay of Macondo, one sees all of Latin America.
 
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Christy Christy by Catherine Marshall by Catherine Marshall In the year 1912, nineteen-year-old Christy Huddleston leaves home to teach school in the Smoky Mountains -- and comes to know and love the resilient people of the region, with their fierce pride, their dark superstitions, their terrible poverty, and their yearning for beauty and truth. But her faith will be severely challenged by trial and tragedy, by the needs and unique strengths of two remarkable young men, and by a heart torn between true love and unwavering devotion.
 
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The Catcher in the Rye The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger by J.D. Salinger
J.D. Salinger's classic novel of teenage angst and rebellion was first published in 1951. The novel was included on Time's 2005 list of the 100 best English-language novels written since 1923. It was named by Modern Library and its readers as one of the 100 best English-language novels of the 20th century. It has been frequently challenged in the court for its liberal use of profanity and portrayal of sexuality and in the 1950's and 60's it was the novel that every teenage boy wants to read.
 
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The Outsiders The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton by S.E. Hinton
According to Ponyboy, there are two kinds of people in the world: greasers and socs. A soc (short for "social") has money, can get away with just about anything, and has an attitude longer than a limousine. A greaser, on the other hand, always lives on the outside and needs to watch his back.
 
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Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe by Fannie Flagg by Fannie Flagg
It's first the story of two women in the 1980s, of gray-headed Mrs. Threadgoode telling her life story to Evelyn, who is in the sad slump of middle age. The tale she tells is also of two women -- of the irrepressibly daredevilish tomboy Idgie and her friend Ruth, who back in the thirties ran a little place in Whistle Stop, Alabama, a Southern kind of Cafe Wobegon offering good barbecue and good coffee and all kinds of love and laughter, even an occasional murder.
 
  1 vote 6.3%

The War of the Worlds The War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells by H.G. Wells
With H.G. Wells’ other novels, The War of the Worlds was one of the first and greatest works of science fiction ever to be written. Even long before man had learned to fly, H.G. Wells wrote this story of the Martian attack on England.
 
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