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You Can't Drink All Day If You Don't Start in the Morning by Celia Rivenbark (Book Review 2010-7)

You Can't Drink All Day If You Don't Start in the Morning by Celia Rivenbark


Celia Rivenbark's essays are always hilarious and this collection doesn't disappoint.  You don't even have to be from the South to enjoy them either.  The recipes at the end of each chapter are a really nice touch and I copied several of them before I send this book on to a friend. 

You would probably like this if you enjoy Dave Barry, Jen Lancaster or Laurie Notaro.

From the author of the bestselling classics We’re Just Like You, Only Prettier, and Bless Your Heart, Tramp, comes a collection of essays so funny, you’ll shoot co’cola out of your nose.

Topics include such gems as:
• Why Miss North Carolina is too nice to hate
• How Gwyneth Paltrow wants to improve your pathetic life
• Strapped for cash? Try cat whispering
• Sex every night for a year? How do you wrap that?
• Get yer Wassail on: It’s carolin’ time
• Airlines serving up one hot mess
• Action figure Jesus
• Why Clay Aiken ain’t marrying your glandular daughter
• And much more!
Complete with a treasure trove of Celia Rivenbark’s genuine southern recipes, You Can’t Drink All Day if You Don’t Start in the Morning is sure to appeal to anyone who lives south of something.

About the Author:

Product Details
Hardcover: 256 pages
Publisher: St. Martin's Press; 1 edition (September 1, 2009)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 031236301X
ISBN-13: 978-0312363017

Obtained From: PBS


  1. Thanks for this recommendation! I just ordered the audiobook from I really enjoy listening to comedy while I walk to work. I will let you know what I think!

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