Confessions of a Failed Southern Lady Book Summary and Study Guide

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The acerbic journalist/literary critic, author of _Southern Ladies and Gentleman_, _Wasp, Where Is Thy Sting?_ and _When Sisterhood Was in Flower_, tells the story of her first 25 years. A tenth-generation Virginian who grew up in and around the District of Columbia, she details the Southern obsession with femininity and lady-hood (though her father was an English-born bartender-musician and reader of books, and her mother a salty baseball lover). She also recalls hating children (nearly all others as well as any prospect of bearing her own), stalking sex with men and falling in love with women, and the oddities of pre-civil rights sex and race relations at the University of Mississippi where she attended grad school. An utterly hilarious and refreshing memoir.
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Plot & Themes

Romance    -   Yes Kind of romance:    -   In love with someone already taken    -   In love with someone of different social class    -   in love with mixedup person    -   searching for lover    -   seduction (yum!) job/profession:    -   writer Gender/Class story?    -   woman's story Job/profession/poverty story    -   Yes Taboo Sex Story?    -   Yes If this is a culture clash:    -   minority culture living in majority area Ethnic/regional/gender    -   Yes

Subject of Biography

Gender    -   Female Profession/status:    -   journalist Ethnicity    -   White Nationality    -   American


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   3 () United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Deep South Century:    -   1930's-1950's

Writing Style

Book makes you feel?    -   very happy    -   like laughing Graphic sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   licking    -   descript. of female anat. (the big B's)    -   lesbians! Pictures/Illustrations?    -   None How much dialogue in bio?    -   significantly more descript than dialog How much of bio focuses on most famous period of life?    -   0-25% of book

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