Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Fannie Flagg

Ya'll may know Fannie Flagg as the author of Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe which was turned into a movie back in 1991. LOVE this movie!! Come to think of it, I need to watch it again soon. It's been a while.

Anyway, Fannie Flagg didn't just write Fried Green Tomatoes. She has written quite a few other books that I have just recently fallen in love with! So far I have read Welcome to the World, Baby Girl! and Can't Wait to Get to Heaven.

They are both cute, southern, feel good books!! Can't wait to Get to Heaven was my personal favorite. It is set more in the South than the other book and it just gives you that comfortable, peaceful feeling when you read it. Here's what says about Can't Wait to Get to Heaven.

Combining southern warmth with unabashed emotion and side-splitting hilarity, Fannie Flagg takes readers back to Elmwood Springs, Missouri, where the most unlikely and surprising experiences of a high-spirited octogenarian inspire a town to ponder the age-old question: Why are we here?
Life is the strangest thing. One minute, Mrs. Elner Shimfissle is up in her tree, picking figs, and the next thing she knows, she is off on an adventure she never dreamed of, running into people she never in a million years expected to meet. Meanwhile, back home, Elner’s nervous, high-strung niece Norma faints and winds up in bed with a cold rag on her head; Elner’s neighbor Verbena rushes immediately to the Bible; her truck driver friend, Luther Griggs, runs his eighteen-wheeler into a ditch–and the entire town is thrown for a loop and left wondering, “What is life all about, anyway?” Except for Tot Whooten, who owns Tot’s Tell It Like It Is Beauty Shop. Her main concern is that the end of the world might come before she can collect her social security.
In this comedy-mystery, those near and dear to Elner discover something wonderful: Heaven is actually right here, right now, with people you love, neighbors you help, friendships you keep. Can’t Wait to Get to Heaven is proof once more that Fannie Flagg “was put on this earth to write” (Southern Living), spinning tales as sweet and refreshing as iced tea on a summer day, with a little extra kick thrown in.
I am currently reading Fannie Flagg's Standing in the Rainbow. I am trying to draw it out as long as possible because I love taking a little vacation to Elmwood Springs every night and I don't want it to end! Have ya'll read any of Fannie Flagg's books? I'd love to hear about ya'lls favorite southern feel good book or what you're currently reading right now!!


  1. j'adore the fried green tomatoes movie!! i actually watched it a few weeks ago and it was as good as i remember :)

  2. Oh my! I am in love with all of these! Hope your having a great week! xoxo

  3. I haven't ready of her books, but I will be now!!!