A Red State of Mind: How a Catfish Queen Reject Became a

A Red State of Mind: How a Catfish Queen Reject Became a


A Red State of Mind: How a Catfish Queen Reject Became a Liberty Belle [Download] ➾ A Red State of Mind: How a Catfish Queen Reject Became a Liberty Belle ➹ Nancy French – Larringtonlifecoaching.co.uk A columnist for the Philadelphia Daily News Nancy French blends her hilarious fish out of water tale with humorous observations about the South's obsession with everything from church attendance to th A columnist for the Philadelphia Daily News Nancy State of Epub Ý French blends her hilarious fish out of water tale with humorous observations about the South's obsession with everything from church attendance to the blue state notion that red staters think as slowly as they speak.

  • Hardcover
  • 272 pages
  • A Red State of Mind: How a Catfish Queen Reject Became a Liberty Belle
  • Nancy French
  • English
  • 09 September 2016
  • 9781931722889

10 thoughts on “A Red State of Mind: How a Catfish Queen Reject Became a Liberty Belle

  1. Tracie Tracie says:

    Full review forthcoming suffice it to say Nancy French is hilarious insightful and incisive Just some uotes to support the caseThe reason the Southern birth rate is higher than the Northern birth rateis that it takes Southerners three times as long to say 'Stop that'That's the thing about condescension You don't have to actually be smarter than others to use it as a conversational tool; you must just have the willingness to elevate yourself while putting down others This may not be the healthiest way to deal with other people but I've found it's a lot easier than actually taking a hard look at oneself In fact fads take hold so uickly in the evangelical world that you can to almost any evangelical church and find people with The Purpose Driven Life tucked under arms or in purses And when we had children and found ourselves in disagreement with the trendy Christian parenting book we were reduced to the embarrassing admission that we weren't in fact Growing Kids God's Way In the early 90s the fashion was to replace old hymnals with overhead projection screens to spare the congregation the effort of picking up the book and having to turn the pages in ten years the plan is roll people in and out of the church on sleeper sofas and give them straws with Communion so they won't ever have to sit uprightMay 2017 Still laugh out loud say amen aloud and am chronically disposed to reading sections of interest humor and ain't that the truth to my family Living so very near to her first pageant upset makes it all the better Simply can't wait for my Book Club to discuss it road trip to Paris TN anyone?

  2. Sue Sue says:

    My son Jason gave me this book because this author was born and raised in Paris TN where he now lives She writes about her childhood and a lot of the traditions in her home town and he thought it would be interesting to me It was in fact and I enjoyed this humorous tale of a young woman raised as a conservative Christian who ends up living in Manhattan Ithaca NY and Philadelphia places where most of the people she met treated her like she had some kind of disease being a conservative and a Christian My favorite part was the childbearing Her first child was born in Kentucky at a Bapitst hospital where the doctor asked if he could pray over her baby and ask for God's blessing on him Then her second child was born in Ithaca where they did not believe in epiduralsdisposable diapers or pacifiers much less God She handles it all with good humor and writes a delightful book

  3. Heather Poole Heather Poole says:

    This isn't the type of book I'd normally pick up yet I found myself laughing with each chapter Nancy truly has a gift for words It doesn't matter where you live or what your political and religious beliefs are this book will make you smile As a Texan who works in New York and lives in California I could totally relate to just about everything Nancy wrote her grocery store and garbage dump experience her mother's cardboard box collecting obsession It's a fun read

  4. Renee Macneil Renee Macneil says:

    A conservative friend of mine gave this to me to read because her friend wrote it It is actually an interesting first person account of how conservatives view liberals

  5. E E says:

    I got on to this book recently when Bill Kristol was suggesting the author's husband or someone like him as a darkhorse presidential candidate I did not realize that Nancy French was a writer but he is a good one She writes of what it was like to be a southerner who spend many of her early married years in Philadelphia and New York City She is unfailingly polite but still manages to skewer urban progressives for their hypocrisy and self righteousness At the same time she is not afraid to poke fun at herself while still holding up the ideals of liberty democracy and freedom of religion As someone who certainly has in common with your typical southerner than your typical urbanite I appreciated the ways in which she maneuvered dangerous social shoals with dignity and grace So she's not nearly as acerbic as Florence King but she is surely the better for it

  6. Dorothy Dorothy says:

    Humorous memoir by a woman who grew up in Paris Tennessee Then she trades in for a new life up North where her husband gets a job in a law firm She has a hard time adjusting to the liberal beliefs of the people she met in the cities where they lived New York City and Philadelphia Most of her acuaintances regarded her evangelical beliefs with suspicion I related to her experiences from the opposite direction a liberal who moved to the South I know Texas is not the South but to someone who has lived in Colorado and Washington it certainly seems like it My son feels the same way Attitudes are not what we have been arouond before

  7. Rhonda Rhonda says:

    I have lived my entire life in a Red State and even considering that Nancy French's essays are humorous and perhaps exaggerated a bit I loved the comparisions between the blue and red states It is hard for me to wrap my mind around some of the attitudes she described If you are as uninformed on the attitudes of the democrats of the United States as me you should take a peak at Nancy French's Red State of mind

  8. Emily Rhoads Emily Rhoads says:

    As it is written by a woman from my hometown of Paris TN this book took pages right out of my high school experience I thought it was hilarious It does a good job at showing the big city from a small town girl's perspectiveTo the liberals hating on it because she's right wing it's satire Pick your battles and get the hell over it

  9. Drusilla Drusilla says:

    Christmas gift from Mom Having grown up in Connecticut and Massachusetts and as an adult having moved to Virginia I was looking forward to reading this bookFrench grew up in Tennessee and moved to NY and Philadelphia eventually moving back to the South She tried to be funny in her stories and tried to hard I did not care for her exaggeration and style of writing

  10. Madam Madam says:

    Nancy French is one of those right wing Christian Republicans who thinks she's striking a blow for smart funny conservatives yeah I know an oxymoron All she demonstrates is that she's a smug self righteous asshat

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