Being Dead Is No Excuse by Gayden Metcalfe audiobook

Being Dead Is No Excuse: The Official Southern Ladies Guide to Hosting the Perfect Funeral

By Gayden Metcalfe  and Charlotte Hays
Read by Tiffany Morgan

Hyperion, Hachette Books 9781401312831

The Official Southern Ladies Guides

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Folks in the Delta have a strong sense of community, and being dead is no impediment to belonging to it. Down South, they don't forget you when you've up and died--in fact, they visit you more often. But there are quintessential rules and rituals for kicking the bucket tastefully. Having a flawless funeral is one of them. In this deliciously entertaining slice of Southern life (and death), inveterate hostess Gayden Metcalfe explains everything you need to know to host an authentic Southern funeral. Can you be properly buried without tomato aspic? Who prepares tastier funeral fare, the Episcopal ladies or the Methodist ladies? And what does one do when a family gets three sheets to the wind and eats the entire feast the night before a funeral? Each chapter includes a delicious, tried-and-true Southern recipe, critical if you plan to die tastefully any time soon. Pickled Shrimp, Aunt Hebe's Coconut Cake, and the ubiquitous Bing Cherry Salad with Coca-Cola are among the many dishes guaranteed to make the next funeral the most satisfying one yet. Even if you've never been south of Rochester, this book will charm, it will entertain, and it will give you all the ingredients required for the perfect Southern send-off.

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Summary

Summary

Folks in the Delta have a strong sense of community, and being dead is no impediment to belonging to it. Down South, they don't forget you when you've up and died--in fact, they visit you more often. But there are quintessential rules and rituals for kicking the bucket tastefully. Having a flawless funeral is one of them.

In this deliciously entertaining slice of Southern life (and death), inveterate hostess Gayden Metcalfe explains everything you need to know to host an authentic Southern funeral. Can you be properly buried without tomato aspic? Who prepares tastier funeral fare, the Episcopal ladies or the Methodist ladies? And what does one do when a family gets three sheets to the wind and eats the entire feast the night before a funeral?

Each chapter includes a delicious, tried-and-true Southern recipe, critical if you plan to die tastefully any time soon. Pickled Shrimp, Aunt Hebe's Coconut Cake, and the ubiquitous Bing Cherry Salad with Coca-Cola are among the many dishes guaranteed to make the next funeral the most satisfying one yet.

Even if you've never been south of Rochester, this book will charm, it will entertain, and it will give you all the ingredients required for the perfect Southern send-off.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Sure to have Southern hostesses nodding their perfectly coiffed heads in unison.” USA Today

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Author

Author Bio: Gayden Metcalfe

Author Bio: Gayden Metcalfe

Gayden Metcalfe is a native of Greenville, Mississippi, where she is a member of the Greenville chapter of the Garden Club of America, St. James’ Episcopal Church and the Animal Rescue League. She is the coauthor, with Charlotte Hays, of the bestselling books Being Dead Is No Excuse and Somebody Is Going to Die If Lilly Beth Doesn’t Catch That Bouquet. Both the daughter of a Southern mother and a Southern mother herself, she and her husband have two children.

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Author Bio: Charlotte Hays

Author Bio: Charlotte Hays

Charlotte Hays is a Delta native and a former gossip column contributor to the Washington Times, the New York Observer, and the New York Daily News. She is the coauthor, with Gayden Metcalfe, of the bestselling books Being Dead Is No Excuse and Somebody Is Going to Die If Lilly Beth Doesn’t Catch That Bouquet. She lives in Washington, DC.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD
Category: Nonfiction
Runtime: 5.40
Audience: Adult
Language: English