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Readers of Southwinds magazine have chuckled for years at the unlikely antics of Bubba Whartz, a sailor “who marches to the beat of a different drummer.” When not ensconced on his ferro-cement sloop, Right Guard (made from a truckful of cement left over from the construction of I-75), Bubba is holding forth at the Blue Moon Saloon, courting a distinctly hostile stripper named Trixie LaMotte, or otherwise wreaking havoc on local society. In these outrageous short stories, author Morgan Stinemetz celebrates the lowbrow side of boating as Bubba Whartz, red baseball cap and all, leaves all adversaries in his wake.
Rose Mula squeezes sour, run-of-the-mill experiences into “that’s just how I feel” lemonade. If These Are Laugh Lines, I’m Having Way Too Much Fun is Rose’s personal observations on topics as diverse as fashion, pet peeves, cooking, email, television talk shows, procrastination, and running late. She adds just enough sugar to have you laughing at yourself and the lemons in your life.
New Orleans culture is a fusion of secular and holy. From the earliest days of the community founded on the banks of the Mississippi River, the Catholic faith has been an influence on, and inspiration for, daily life. To be sure, religious rites such as weddings, funerals, and feast day festivals transpire elsewhere in the country. In New Orleans, however, they are celebrated with a zeal and verve that speaks to the uniqueness of the community.
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Justin Wilson, the world’s greatest spinner of Cajun tales, and Howard Jacobs, a leading authority on Cajun dialects, combine their rare talents in this rollicking anthology of Cajun humor. Paperback.
Based on presentations of Meanwhile, Back at Café Du Monde . . ., these foodie monologues invoke your own special comfort foods, recalling tasty memories of life, love, family, and friends to warm your heart, feed your soul, and make you pause to savor the sweetness of life! Accompanied by candid photographs of the many people involved, from speakers to audience members, this book will be a treasure trove of delightful and delicious memories for all. Karen Benrud, a member of the Café Du Monde family of New Orleans, provides the foreword that celebrates the 150th anniversary of the landmark café and its history.
Cajun humor must be kindly and homespun, and no one spins a tale with those requirements better than the world’s number one humorist, Justin Wilson. Paperback.
A woman’s knowledge, passed down from one generation of Southern women to the next, gives good, practical advice on how to live with yourself and how to live with others. Paperback.
From bringing home the new baby to dog training and the thermostat wars, Supermom has seen it all. She has negotiated peace over paint finishes, she has overthrown the powerful regime of the kitchen gadgets, and she has even pinned down the elusive wild teenager in the farthest reaches of suburban malls. But this mom is slightly off: she finds humor in her teenager’s unintelligible mumbling, in the dog’s flagrant disobedience, and in her husband’s merciless drive for the perfect dimmer switch. Paperback.
Derived from the common greeting, “Where y’at?” a yat is a New Orleanian who speaks with a distinct phraseology and pronunciation. This candid book honors the yat with a collection of humorous essays that detail the quirks and perks of life in New Orleans. From the dilemma of deciding who gets the third and final beignet to the battle for plastic beads during Mardi Gras, this lighthearted compilation covers both eccentric and everyday experiences.
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