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Bring Your Baggage and Don't Pack Light by Helen Ellis

Bring Your Baggage and Don't Pack Light

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Bring Your Baggage and Don't Pack Light by Helen Ellis
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Jul 20, 2021 | ISBN 9780593414101

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A PureWow Best Beach Read of 2021

“As with everything written by the Alabama-born novelist who gave us Southern Lady Code, this collection of twelve essays is equal parts irreverent and poignant—a mirthful toast to friendship at middle age.”
Southern Living

“This collection is sneaky good. At first reading, it feels like a trifle, a treat. But once you’ve finished, you realize how important its messages are: Friends are how we get through a punishing world; it is absolutely imperative to fully embrace who you are; never take yourself too seriously; all we can do is take the next best step for us.”
The Bitter Southerner

“Whether she’s playing poker or second fiddle, Ellis proves again she is in it to win it, with this essay collection… Unpretentious and uplifting, Ellis’s writing on friendship reads more like a conversation you’d have with your best friend than an essay by a stranger… Readers looking for a new literary pal who’s classy enough to wear pearls at the poker table, and brave enough to visit a crowded water park post-menopause, need look no further. Recommend to fans of Nora Ephron and Annabelle Gurwitch.”
Library Journal, starred

“The author of American Housewife and Southern Lady Code cuts loose with uproarious observations on friendship, middle age, and her own life… This smart, sassy, page-turning collection will appeal to fans of the author’s work as well as anyone who enjoys the quick-witted jocularity of a singular Southern woman who refuses to let anything—or anyone—get her down… Darkly hilarious.”
Kirkus

“With the ongoing pandemic, many are in need of a good laugh. Thankfully, Ellis’ essays deliver hilarity on every page, providing the perfect way to get one’s socially distanced jollies. A seasoned Manhattanite by way of Alabama, Ellis entertains with a spicy blend of good ol’-gal snark and seasoned urban savvy, disarming folks with her tongue-in-cheek Southern bellecharm and shocking the unsuspecting with her flinty, no-nonsense persona.”
Booklist

“Ellis… shines in this collection of essays that lovingly underscores the importance of having a circle of close friends… Charming and frank life lessons ensue… Ellis balances intimacy, humor, and directness… The result is a candid, funny reminder that one need not take life too seriously.”
Publishers Weekly

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