Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Being Dead Is No Excuse by Gayden Metcalfe and Charlotte Hays

4 stars
The Official Southern Ladies Guide to Hosting the Perfect Funeral

This book is hilarious.  Like laugh-out-loud funny.

Part etiquette book, part cookbook, all humorous.

I would say "Southern Ladies" is a bit of a misnomer as it seems to be fairly specific to the Delta, but the closest I've gotten to the south is Baltimore/DC or San Antonio, whichever is closer.  So what do I know?

There are some editing/repetition issues.  For instance, the exact same recipe is in there twice, under two different names.

(Neither of which is what I've always called it.  Around here we just call 'em funeral potatoes.)

Overall though, definitely worth the read.  Funniest funeral guide you'll ever read.

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