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From the bestselling, award-winning author of You Can't Drink All Day If You Don't Start In The Morning among others, comes three wickedly irreverent essays that will resonate with women, mothers, and girlfriends everywhere. In these essays, Celia Rivenbark reviews the many oddities in stranger-than-fiction news story, chronicles her transition into the Twitter-sphere, andFrom the bestselling, award-winning author of You Can't Drink All Day If You Don't Start In The Morning among others, comes three wickedly irreverent essays that will resonate with women, mothers, and girlfriends everywhere. In these essays, Celia Rivenbark reviews the many oddities in stranger-than-fiction news story, chronicles her transition into the Twitter-sphere, and laments a missed opportunity to be a guest on a certain national talk show....

Title : She Drives Me Crazy: Three Favorite Essays
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ISBN : 11491707
Format Type : Kindle Edition
Number of Pages : 18 Pages
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She Drives Me Crazy: Three Favorite Essays Reviews

  • Joyce
    2019-04-04 13:31

    Mean Southern girl humor is just not my thing. I don't like it from Rita Mae Brown, and now it seems I don't like it from Celia Rivenbark either. The first essay starts with a guy complaining that his car navigation system doesn't understand his southern accent so keeps giving him the wrong information - that's pretty funny. Then she segues into a long discussion of a woman who gets into an car accident because she tried to multitask shaving her pubic hair while she was driving to a date. In this story she never repeats the same nickname for vagina twice: vajayjay, cooch, nasties, whoha; I can't remember them all, but she never used my favorite, cookie. This was pretty funny until she said that the woman was so ugly that whoever her date was was never going to get as far as looking at her nether regions anyway. Was that necessary? Would it in any way have made a difference to the story? Nope, it was just a little throw away mean spiritedness. I don't need that kind of nonsense.

  • Angela
    2019-04-20 06:06

    I have been curious about Celia Rivenbark for some time due to the hilarious titles of her books. I picked this up as a freebie and am sooooo glad I haven't sunk any money into her writing. If this is a collection of her fav's then the rest must be a real treat. I giggled at one or two things, but I felt like she was trying too hard to be funny without much success. And the rambling... my goodness.

  • Kelly
    2019-04-01 13:23

    It took me less than 20 minutes to read this, and I laughed the entire time. Also, thanks to Celia, I have two new phrases, "love rug" and the description of a small, southern town: "two stores, two whores and a cotton gin". Awesome.What made it even better and earned it an additional star? It's currently FREE on Amazon!!

  • Yoon
    2019-03-29 06:15

    Glad I tried this free book before buying her other books for $9.99 each.

  • Pamela
    2019-03-28 13:12

    I laughed so hard I shot my little carton of school milk out my nose while reading on my Kindle fire in my office at lunch. (I'm the school librarian.) This was flippin' hilarious.

  • Randy
    2019-04-15 06:25

    Thanks to a trusted goodreads reviewer Formerly Known As BloodyMary, I paid my $0.00 to Amazon and got this wirelessly delivered to my handy-dandy Kindle. [Thanks, Kelly. As usual, you nailed it.] Turns out this was the best zero cents I've never spent. Does that even make sense? What I meant to say is: I love Celia Rivenbark. She hung strings on my funnybone and played it like a fiddle at a Saturday night hoedown. I didn't have my laugh-out-loud meter clocking me but I know I broke more wind laughing than a chili cook-off judge does after a hard day's night. And that's without the noxious fumes.As proof of how hard it is to write humor that's actually funny, I direct you to my broke-ass attempts above. But Ms Rivenbark is a natural. Even better, she doesn't let Political Correctness get in the way of good-old-girl honesty--which means she gets right down to the nitty-gritty grease on the hamburger wrapper and has you licking it off because it's so lip-smacking good, vegans be damned. And she's not afraid to cuss like a hell-raising Sister of the South when she needs to.As I was reading these three short pieces, I thought it would be great to hear a woman with a southern accent reading Celia Rivenbark on an audiobook, but then I realized that her written language is so true to the South that you can already hear the southern drawl in it.As a stinky footnote to guys who might think it's sissified to be caught reading a book, especially a book by a woman, listen up, gents. This here writer-woman can knock your boots back and your socks off with words and tell a funny story with more sass than you can probably handle. Don't read her if you ain't got the cojones. Ladies, can I get a "Hell Yeah!"?

  • Hannele
    2019-04-08 09:14

    My Kindle battery died so I haven't finished this yet but I already know, about 60% through, that the rest is going to be just as boring. She's trying way too hard to be funny so I'm just shaking my head, thinking, "oh, honey..." Reading this so-called collection was like being at a dinner party where you're talking to someone you really don't want to talk to and you're just looking for a way to exit the situation. I can honestly say this is the only time I've ever been happy that my Kindle battery died.

  • Christine Lujan-Hodges
    2019-03-26 13:13

    Funny...I really enjoyed reading theses essays...they were cleverly written and many times made me laugh aloud.I'd recommend this book to anyone who enjoys funny stories, enjoys good humor, or has only a few quick minutes to read but can return to the next essay. Because, you will want to return.....The real thing I wanted to say was, "Celia....Celia...Celia"....once you read read the book, you'll totally get it. :-)

  • Geo
    2019-04-12 13:20

    Sampling around with my first Kindle, I came across this short collection by Celia Rivenbark. I decided to give it a try because she's from the region where I grew up, and I think she's related to a friend I had as a teen. I often love reading Southern voices, but not this one, even though its tone is familiar. I wish I could recommend this.

  • Casey O'connell
    2019-04-21 06:03

    Well, I almost fell asleep during the last chapter, and came away thinking the author is a real asshole. Maybe she really is a nice person whose schtick is acting mean, and if that's the case she's really good at it. I just don't want to spend any more of my life around her.

  • Aurora
    2019-03-31 11:25

    This was a cute, funny mini collection of essays. Some reviewers have said it was too mean and the author seemed like a douchebag but I didn't get that impression at all. and I'm a fairly sensitive person.

  • Terry
    2019-04-18 11:29

    This book is short and sweet...and funny. I enjoyed it.

  • Paula Gilarde
    2019-04-18 10:06

    Super fast read - about 30 minutes! Would like to read more.

  • Karen Smith
    2019-04-11 09:22

    Very Funny!

  • SheLove2Read
    2019-04-03 12:01

    I'm glad this was a freebie. I thought the author tried too hard to be funny and really wasn't. Her attempt at Southern humor doesn't fit anyone I know, and I'm a lifelong resident. 1 star

  • Jeanette
    2019-03-31 13:21

    She's done it again!! Awesome Southernisms, great essays. I can hardly wait for the new book.

  • Ally
    2019-03-30 07:18

    Fun stuff. Enjoyed the short stories, will definetely read her full-lengths.

  • Gretel
    2019-04-23 12:17

    I love Celia's books. This was just a few short stories which was a nice fix while we wait for her next full book.

  • Negin
    2019-04-21 12:05

    This is the second book I’ve read by her and she just makes me laugh. A fun and easy read.

  • Laura Caisley-uptain
    2019-04-20 07:19

    Hilarious! Loved it!

  • Sara
    2019-04-22 12:03

    This was a very short but very funny freebie kindle book I got months ago. I have read one other of Celia's books before this one and plan to read her others.

  • Hanna Smith
    2019-04-17 08:16

    This is only about 18 pages but it is well worth the read!

  • Amanda Noel
    2019-04-07 12:29

    Just a few short essays but very funny and entertaining quick read :)

  • Cheryl
    2019-04-18 07:31

    Short, quick, and snarky. Just didn't hit my funnybone.

  • Chris Bucar
    2019-04-05 12:12

    It's okay. A little short but fairly funny. Basically 3 funny stories that did not make me ROTFL. I would be willing to read more of her work.

  • Jeanette Cupcake
    2019-04-06 11:06

    Fast, funny read.

  • Jeannette
    2019-04-02 06:01

    While this was a bit disjointed for me, parts of it made me laugh.

  • Ali
    2019-04-02 09:29

    delightful & quick read. felt like meeting the author at a local wine tasting & chatting it up.