When Did White Trash Become the New Normal?

A Southern Lady Asks the Impertinent Question
Narrated by: Mary Ann Jacobs
Length: 3 hrs and 40 mins
3.3 out of 5 stars (13 ratings)

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Tattoos. Unwed pregnancy. Giving up on shaving…showering…and employment. These used to be signatures of a trashy individual. Now they’re the new norm. What happened to etiquette, hygiene, and self-restraint? Charlotte Hays, Southern gentlewoman extraordinaire, takes a humorous look at the spread of white trash culture to all levels of American society.

©2013 Charlotte Hays (P)2014 Regnery Publishing

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Interesting but a little extreme for me

I get her point, and mostly agree. However she is someone who beats a dead horse. Her social commentary does bordered on extreme judgment, but that is sort of the point of the book. I think she has a good overall theme, but some of the details are a bit much. After all a true lady is also always gracious.

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Not what I expected

I just had surgery, so so holding a book or focusing on an intricate plotline didn’t appeal to me. I wanted a book with a lot of funnies. This was not it. This book is very political. I love politics, but that was not what I was looking for after my surgery. I wanted to laugh — not try to be sold on a particular way of thought.

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Some good insights, a bit too much negativity

I bought this book thinking it was more of a book on southern etiquette .... some manners were spoken about that I will take with me as good knowledge.... but unfortunately the author uses a lot of negative references that almost made it unbearable for me.