Mama Makes Up Her Mind by B. White
And Other Dangers Of Southern Living

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Welcome to the unique world of Bailey White. Her aunt Belle may take you to see her bellowing pet alligator. Her uncle Jimbuddy may appall you with his knack for losing pieces of himself. Most of all, you may succumb utterly to the charms of Bailey’s mama, who will take you to a juke joint so raunchy it scared Ernest Hemingway or tuck you into her antique guest bed that has the disconcerting habit of folding up on people while they sleep.

White’s indelible vignettes of Southern eccentricity have entranced millions who have heard her read them on NPR. Mama Makes Up Her Mind is as sweetly intoxicating as a mint julep and as invigorating as a walk in White’s own overgrown garden.


About B. White

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Bailey White lives in south Georgia.  She is the author of the national bestsellers Mama Makes Up Her Mind and Sleeping at the Starlight Motel.  She is also a regular commentator on National Public Radio's All Things Considered.From the Trade Paperback edition.
Published March 24, 2009 by Da Capo Press. 242 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Humor & Entertainment, Literature & Fiction, History, Education & Reference, Travel. Non-fiction

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White is known to fans of National Public Radio's All Things Considered for her endearing true stories about rural South Georgia where she lives and teaches the first grade.

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Nights and Weekends

Other stories describe her mother cooking roadkill, bullying a classical music station DJ into playing jazz, dragging shy Bailey into a biker bar to eat smoked mullet and keeping giant night crawlers in a bowl suspended from the kitchen ceiling.

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Vibrant Nation

Bailey White’s collection of stories in her memoir, Mama Makes Up Her Mind, is subtitled “And Other Dangers of Southern Living”.

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