Yankees flock to the sunny South where flowers bloom even in the middle of winter and summertime rules for most of the year. What nobody tells you is why the Yankees hightail it back North again.
Yankee, Go Home exposes the gritty side of the South. Get lost in Arkansas and chased through Alabama by a madman. Find out who really won the Civil War and why. Come face to face with the Ku Klux Klan through the eyes of two tough, Yankee bikers. Meet up with a cop under the watchful eye of The Big Chicken.
Discover the South through the eyes of a Yankee in this memoir of a Yankee in the South.
Get the answers to your most burning questions: Does it snow in the South? Are the bugs really bigger in the South? What's the proper way to say hello? What Southern delicacy is considered unmentionable? What happens when a Yankee faces off with her Southern counterparts in the 1970s and 80s?
©1994, 2011 Sharon Delarose (P)2013 Sharon Delarose
As a Yankee living in the South, I was very interested to see how my experiences compared to the ones in this book. I too, moved to a new city with no family or friends there. Just had to wing it, so to speak. I completely understood getting used to the customs, food and slower way of life compared to when I lived up North.
Ms. Delarose wrote a good story with likable characters. Ms. Howlett gave each character their own voice and kept me interested in the book. I thought the book ended a little suddenly and I would have like to have known what happened with Dottie after the final scenes.
All in all, I would recommend this book to others.
Because I got a free invitation, I agreed to review the book.
It's a great fish-out-of-water story about a young Yankee woman's experiences living in the South. As a Yankee myself, I found it easy to identify with the writer, and her descriptions of the people she meets and unexpected things that happen in her life there. She manages to keep her sense of humor no matter what. She clearly learns to love her new home, quirks and all. I thought it was a very positive look at culture differences.
The chapter in which the writer deals with bugs is memorable. She dealt with the problem with a lot of thought and fortitude.
The narration is wonderful, very pleasant to listen to. The narrator's voice enhances the book, and doesn't get in the way of the story.
My southern roots go back at least seven generations. I have family scattered over most of the southern states. They are as different as can be depending on what area of the south they are in. I found the author's descriptions to be pretty accurate on the varying parts of the south that she was in. Although I usually prefer to read books rather than listen to them, I found Lee Ann Howlett's narration very easy to listen to. Her style doesn't detract from the story. Her voice is easy on the ear.
This is my granddaughter's picture! She is my love.
The summary of this book was of a woman from New York moves to the south and her observations of her life. I was given this book in return for an honest review.
Many of the anecdotes in this book could have been described as happening in any part of the US. Only a few were typical of the south. My extended family is from the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains. The southern accents throughout the book grated on my nerves. I have heard soft, syrupy accents from the area written about, not gruff language peppered with 4 letter words. The part that really bothered me (enough to feel I should quit in the middle) was the image of men of the south. Southern me are described as being rude to women with constant come-ons and suggesting that women would never turn down a man with missing teeth, body odor, tobacco chewing and driving a run down truck. I gave this book 2 stars because it was readable although I kept watching the timer on the length. I probably would have purchased the book, bur I would have been disappointed.
I got this book for free on the promise that I would write an unbiased review. It came from audiobookblast dot com.
I hated to write this for that reason. However, this book is one of the most hateful bigoted tirades I have read since cultural diversity that I took in college. The writer seems to be willfully ignorant of life anywhere much less the south. Evidently, The southern part of the United States is the only place where prostitutes sexism insects and smarmy auto mechanics exist. I don't recommend this book to anyone but much less anyone from the south he doesn't want to five hours of berating simply for where you live geographically.
If you, like the author want to hold onto ignorant and bigoted ideas about other people please do read this.
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No it is not good, it is not the worst book ever! Yankee, Go Home. So maybe Sharon Delarose just cant write good, but please this book is just so uninteresting! I am going to say it like Marian L. Ward said it better then me " I don't recommend this book to anyone but much less anyone from the south he doesn't want to five hours of berating simply for where you live geographically" I could not but it better myself.
Lee Ann Howlett is quickly beginning to be my least favorite here on Audible! She was bad in The Next Elvis: Searching for Stardom at Sun Records and he is not better here! Maybe she is picking just bad books, or just she thinks that she can make something that is bad better? I must say Lee Ann Howlett is now my least favorite her. I hated all 5 hrs and 34 mins of this. Stay away!
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