Lee St. John is a mess. She tries to behave like the Southern Belle she was brought up to be, but her playful high jinxes just get in the way. She can't help it. Bless her heart. As an only child she learned how to entertain herself and, with self-deprecating humor, she just lets it rip. No filter. But she does have a soft spot for memories of her generation, her parents' generation, and her children's generation and these vintage but entertaining vignettes will either melt your heart or leave you LOL - Lee Out Loud!
We've sent an email with your order details. Order ID #:
To access this title, visit your library in the app or on the desktop website.
A story telling of the Southern Tradition
I will listen again. It was engaging and enteratining, with nice energy and pacing.
The description of her wedding dress, found after 33 years stored, was fabulous.
This is her first, but I will listen to future recordings for sure.
Confessions from a Southern Girl's Closet
St. John is a southern woman, born and raised, and her books are written vignette style. When I met her at an author event earlier this year I asked her what motivated her to write her books and she happily told me that these were stories that someday her children would want to know, even if they didn't yet. She is a vivacious and energetic retired teacher, who quite draws that light. She is a woman that brings air into the room, a woman who never met a stage that didn't adore her.
I started listening early this morning and laughed all through the morning routine of reordering my home after the slack weekend. Her vignette's are written as she speaks, with energy and excitement and it's a quick journey through the treasures of her closet. Half way through her litany of practical jokes, fabulous adventures, and cock-eyed memories I felt like I had travelled her life with her.
Yes, her vignettes shape to tell the story of her life, but what I loved even more, was the story they told of being Southern. I am a transplant to the south and there are many things down here that are different from where I grew up. There is a pride in the south, of being Southern the St. John captures in vivid strokes. She's a storyteller along the lines of Lewis Grizzard. I could absolutely see her work serialized in the newspaper. It's a quick read, and enjoyable, expect to want to share some of the tales yourself, or better yet, invite the author to your next luncheon and she'll keep you all entertained.
Nice job, Lee, it's exactly what I needed!
- A. Lovell