Belle Weather

Mostly Sunny with a Chance of Scattered Hissy Fits

Celia Rivenbark

St. Martin's Griffin

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Hang on to your hats! We’re in for some fiercely funny weather and crackling-sharp observations from Celia Rivenbark, of whom USA Today has said, "Think Dave Barry with a female point of view." With her incomparable style and sassy southern wit, you’ll hear from Celia on:

  • The joys of remodeling Tara
  • How Harry Potter bitch-slaps Nancy Drew
  • Britney’s To-Do list: pick okra, cover that thang up
  • How rugby-playing lesbians torpedoed beach day
  • Why French women suck at competitive eating
  • The truth about nature deficit disorder
  • The difference between cockroaches and water bugs
  • The beauty of Bedazzlers
  • And much, much more!
Whether she’s doing her taxes or extolling the virtues of Madonna’s mothering skills, Celia Rivenbark will keep you laughing until the very last page.

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Chapter One

"I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change!"

For weeks, we’d told the real estate agent that we were just bat-shit crazy about contemporary homes. Hubby and I drooled over the cheap, sleek Scandinavian crap in the Ikea catalogue. I imagined wearing all-black or all-white outfits and hosting pristine dinner parties where everyone had a white plate with a single perfect olive on it and nothing else. Our guests would laugh in a throaty, cultured, contemporary way as they pondered the origin of this perfect olive.

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Listen to Celia Rivenbark read from her book Belle Weather: Mostly Sunny with a Chance of Scattered Hissy Fits. In this audiobook excerpt, she shares her hilarious take on home remodeling woes. Hang on to your hats! We're in for some fiercely funny weather and crackling-sharp observations from Celia Rivenbark, of whom USA Today has said, "Think Dave Barry with a female point of view." No matter what side of the Mason-Dixon line you live on, you will find Celia Rivenbark's hilarious musings on Southern livin

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"Rivenbark treats life’s problems with refreshing disrespect and humor, so sit a spell and enjoy a rollicking, fun ride with the musings of one of the funniest of southern writers, one who appeals to the 'belle' in all of us."
--Booklist

“No matter what side of the Mason-Dixon line you live on, Celia Rivenbark’s witty observations about Southern living are sure to bring a laugh.” – Southern Seasons


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About the Author

Celia Rivenbark

Celia Rivenbark is the author of the award-winning bestsellers Stop Dressing Your Six-Year-Old Like a Skank; Bless Your Heart, Tramp; and You Can’t Drink All Day If You Don’t Start in the Morning. We’re Just Like You, Only Prettier won a Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance (SIBA) Book Award for nonfiction and was a finalist for the James Thurber Prize for American Humor. Born and raised in Duplin County, North Carolina, Rivenbark grew up in a small house “with a red barn out back that was populated by a couple of dozen lanky and unvaccinated cats.” She started out writing for her hometown paper. She writes a weekly, nationally syndicated humor column for the Myrtle Beach Sun News. She lives in Wilmington, North Carolina.

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Belle Weather
Mostly Sunny with a Chance of Scattered Hissy Fits
Celia Rivenbark

Trade Paperback

Trade Paperback
St. Martin's Press
St. Martin's Griffin
September 2009
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780312363000
ISBN10: 0312363001
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 304 pages
$15.99

Unabridged Digital Audio

Unabridged  Digital Audio
Macmillan Audio
August 2008
Unabridged Digital Audio
ISBN: 9781427205063
ISBN10: 142720506X
Audio Run Time: 5:00
$12.99

e-Book Agency

e-Book Agency
St. Martin's Press
July 2010
e-Book Agency
ISBN: 9781429929912
ISBN10: 142992991X
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 288 pages
$9.99
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