Item description for A Red State of Mind: How a Catfish Queen Reject Became a Liberty Belle by Nancy French...
Overview The heartland's answer to Sarah Vowell and David Rakoff, Nancy French tells it like it is - one laugh-out-loud anecdote after another about a red state American's experiences living in the blue states.
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Studio: Center Street
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.3" Width: 5.5" Height: 1.1" Weight: 0.85 lbs.
Release Date Oct 31, 2006
Publisher HACHETTE BOOK GROUP
ISBN 1931722889 ISBN13 9781931722889
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More About Nancy French
Nancy French is the author of Home and Away: A Story of Family in a Time of War and Red State of Mind: How a Catfish Queen Reject Became a Liberty Belle. She is also the editor of SixSeeds.tv, a pop culture-focused magazine for parents, and lives in Tennessee with her husband and three children.
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Funny and Right Nov 13, 2007
Nancy French has proven one can be both humorous and right, and I don't mean right in the way of political description. Her book as both laugh-out-loud moments, and right-on moments, entertaining and motivating one to stand up for one's beliefs at the same time. Would that there were more books of this genre. Thanks Nancy.
A legend in her own mind Oct 31, 2007
I see Nancy French has continued to poison political discourse with her typical right-wing "I'm right and everyone is entitled to my opinion" attitude, this time in book-length form.
I'm getting really tired of people with her extreme right-wing view constantly having their viewpoints shoved down my throat (even when I don't want to hear it). And I'm equally tired of hearing about their right to free speech. Any sane adult knows that, but too bad the "other side" doesn't see it that way.
Isn't it too bad that a Northerner can't have their non-right wing view all over the place in southern cities the way French did in Philadelphia newspapers?
Speaking of which, too bad French doesn't tell the whole story of how she was thoroughly ripped in every single paper where her rants appeared (and they were mostly in the Philadelphia City Paper, a free weekly). Every single piece said the same thing: George Bush is god and anyone who disagrees with that is wrong and I don't want to hear it. That gets tiresome after the first 100 times.
And I have a real problem with French's claims that she possesses those good ol' American values. Her values, and definitely those of the South, are *not* everyones' values, and everyone in the South does not share those "values." It's long overdue to hear from the non-right-wing folks fighting to have their voices heard in a part of the country that completely shuts out opposing opinions.
What we have here is a cutting-edge right-wing Republican being published time and again in a right-wing Republican-owned media. She sure is a renegade.
Now let's hear it from the people who are of a "blue" state of mind. - Donna Di Giacomo
Laugh Out Loud for this transplanted Southern Girl Jan 14, 2007
It's been a while since I finished reading this book. I enjoyed it a great deal. I was 27 when I left the South and moved to upstate NY -- like the author I found that life was VERY different outside the South. A lot of her observations rang true and made me laugh out loud.
Very funny and a good read.
Excellent Book!! Jan 11, 2007
A wonderful glimpse at the subtle (and not so subtle) cultural differences in our country. Mostly funny, but with some serious points, and relevant throughout. I would recommend this book to anyone.
Funny and timely Jan 9, 2007
I loved this book. Nancy French is able to point out the cultural differences in our society through anecdotes which are very funny. Conservatives will be encouraged and I think liberals will see that conservatives aren't as intolerant as the main stream media portrays them.