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If there's one thing mystery novelist Maggie Dufrane knows, it's this: Laughter through tears is the Southern way. At least that's what her spitfire mama, aka the Mississippi queen of drama, says. But now the indomitable matriarch is ailing. And reliable Maggie-the-family-chauffeur is moving back in to fix things...again.

Then Maggie's life takes another sharp turn. Her older sister, Jean, drops a shocker, screeching (as always), "What are we going to do?" Jean is terrified. Maggie is exasperated. And Mama's convinced it's the best gossip she's heard all year. But can Maggie tear a page from Mama's book of living large, step back, and let her family tackle their own problems for once?

Maybe there's a god of second chances after all.

©2006 Peggy Webb (P)2006 Audible, Inc.

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  • Anna
  • Akron, OH, USA
  • 11-06-06

Many chuckles

As someone that is taking care of my ailing father I found may a chuckles in this novel. Unless you have no heart at all it is impossible to not find this novel to be funny, sweet, insightful, hopeful and inspiring. For the reader/listener that does not enjoy this...go buy a puppy and learn how to love.

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  • Mary
  • Gardendale, AL
  • 06-21-06

Refreshing and Heartwarming

I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It was filled with laughter and real life events that I could identify with and relate to. It left me with a feeling of knowing that I, too, can survive all life throws at me. If we celebrate the good times..... we can get through the bad times.

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Charming and heartfelt

This is a story for those of us who have had the honor to care for parents in their twilight years. Filled with joy and laughter, sadness and foreboding, this is the story of two middle aged sisters who must face the fact that their mother is in failing health, how they cope with that sad news and their mother, who is determined to live life to its fullest, on her own terms.

It is also about the changes in life and fortunes of the two middle aged sisters, Regretting the inability to have children, wondering if the writing Muse will return or if the traveling husband will settle down and stay in one place and if true love can be found again. And it all takes place it the summer heat and humidity of Tupelo, Mississippi, southern charm at its best.

The author's writes so beautifully. Her descriptions so perfect, that the images she creates are almost like watching a movie. I look forward to reading more of her books.

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Always look on the bright side of life

If you could sum up Driving Me Crazy in three words, what would they be?

Funny, tender and a great life lesson

What did you like best about this story?

reminds a person to grab life by the throat

What about Gabra Zackman’s performance did you like?

The Rainman

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

I listened straight through the book as it was such a great listen

Any additional comments?

lots of good laughs