Mad Girls in Love

Mad Girls in Love Michael Lee West s indomitable G R I T S Girls Raised in the South are back enduring rough times with all the grace and outrageous flair expected of true Southern heroines Bitsy Wentworth fleeing yet

  • Title: Mad Girls in Love
  • Author: Michael Lee West
  • ISBN: 9780060985066
  • Page: 300
  • Format: Paperback
  • Michael Lee West s indomitable G.R.I.T.S Girls Raised in the South are back enduring rough times with all the grace and outrageous flair expected of true Southern heroines.Bitsy Wentworth fleeing yet another relationship nightmare in a borrowed red Corvette, with her baby daughter and a recently acquired demon child has an APB out on her for attempted murdeMichael Lee West s indomitable G.R.I.T.S Girls Raised in the South are back enduring rough times with all the grace and outrageous flair expected of true Southern heroines.Bitsy Wentworth fleeing yet another relationship nightmare in a borrowed red Corvette, with her baby daughter and a recently acquired demon child has an APB out on her for attempted murder she broke her ex husband s nose with a frozen slab of ribs that she purchased at the Piggly Wiggly Her mama, Dorothy, is writing letters to First Ladies from inside the Central State Asylum, while Aunt Clancy Jane has completed her inevitable progression from hippie to local Crazy Cat Lady Three generations of unforgettable Crystal Falls, Tennessee, women and the men they attract, enrage, and confound are courageously plowing through tumultuous lives of compound disaster and hoping the chaos the next wrong step leads to won t be insurmountable.

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    1. A fun book to read. It draws you in with just the first chapter. It is very entertaining and crazy. You never know what could happen. A nice escape from your life into one that is much more dysfunctional. I would recommend this book to anyone who remembers what it is like to be young, occasionally crazy and in love. The same author also wrote "Crazy Ladies" which is equally a fun book to read, however, I thought that "Mad Girls in Love" is better. In a way, Crazy Ladies is suppose to come before [...]

    2. Hilarious! This book is fun and enjoyable, in part because of the crazy, yet very "human" and likeable nature of the characters. When Bitsy breaks her husband’s nose and knocks him unconscious with a frozen rack of ribs, she flees with her daughter from her unhappy marriage and tries to keep her daughter away from her calculating, unfriendly in-laws. This story hilariously narrates decades of Bitsy’s and her family’s lives in the South, including Bitsy’s mother Dorothy who regularly corr [...]

    3. I wasn't thrilled with this book.I picked it up at the library, the little library in town where I live, where they have a small collection of audio books on CD, as opposed to the city library which has tons.This was one of the few audio books the town library had in stock, and so I took a chance. I'm still trying to decide if the book was worth the five or so hours it took to listen to.Mainly, I felt depressed when I finished it. I don't want to ruin it for people who might actually venture to [...]

    4. I'm really going to miss these characters. I like their authenticity in that none of the women "end up" in life the way you'd expect based on how they are when they're younger. I found that really true to life, because in my experience, I'm nothing like I or anyone else expected me to be in my life right now. My original plans to be a Peace Corps volunteer, forest ranger, world traveler turned into government lawyer, single mom. You just never know where your path is going to lead.

    5. This was a great book. I really loved every chapter. It is completely entertaining. Fast moving and laugh out loud funny!!! Full of quick witted scarcastic humor -- which I love. Very touching with the closeness of a crazy family with all it's extreme issues of ups and downs of love, heartbreaks, sisterhood, and motherhood. Great read.For the local ladies on my list: I have it if you want to borrow it before I put it on paperbackswap

    6. And I just want more of her work - more and more. These are rich with characters and dialog. Each and every one of hers that I've read so far.

    7. This book was a wonderful follow-up to Crazy Ladies. It allowed me to find out what happened to characters that I'd grown to love.

    8. This is just a great girlie'girl book. I really liked it. I cried when it was over because I got to know the characters so well and I was sad that it ended.

    9. I FREAKING LOVEEE THIS BOOK<33333Seriously. READ. IT. Not kidding. It's kind of REALLY hilarious, and completely entertaining. You won't regret it!!

    10. Bitsy had been in love with Claude Wentworth IV since first grade. While the match seemed unlikely, (the Wentoworths are prominent, wealth people in Crystal falls, TN and Bitsy's family is, to say it politely, not prominent or wealthy), the couple married and Bitsy had her baby daughter at the age of 18. When the story begins, Bitsy and Claude had just renewed their wedding vows, but it has come to Bitsy's attention that Claude is not exactly truthful or faithful. A show-down takes place, Bitsy [...]

    11. I love Michael Lee West's writing. Love, LOVE it. These women are a train wreckbut you love them, all the same. I took this book with me, everywhere, because I couldn't wait to see what Bitsy, Violet, Clancy Jane, and dear Dorothy would do next. The characters have their faults, are fully aware of their faults (mostly), and deal with their faults, and their family members' faults with grace (mostly) and humor (mostly). Nothing is tied up in neat little packages, but the novel ends on a wonderful [...]

    12. This was a selection for our book group that I just couldn't get into. Obviously other people thought it was a riot, but it wasn't for me, and I didn't finish it.

    13. This is my second book by Ms. West and I think I liked it better than the first. And I thought that one was really good. The characters are all very charming if a bit eccentric which makes the book really enjoyable.

    14. I liked this second book better than the first, but of course you need to read the first to know these characters. I enjoyed the multiple narrators and loved seeing their stories continued.

    15. This was the craziest most dysfunctional cast of characters I have ever read. I have to admit they did sort of grow on you once you got past how impossibly ridiculous they were.

    16. Bitsy Wentworth -- fleeing yet another relationship nightmare in a "borrowed" red Corvette, with her baby daughter and a recently acquired "demon child" -- has an APB out on her for attempted murder (she broke her ex-husband's nose with a frozen slab of ribs that she purchased at the Piggly Wiggly). Her mama, Dorothy, is writing letters to First Ladies from inside the Central State Asylum, while Aunt Clancy Jane has completed her inevitable progression from hippie to local Crazy Cat Lady. Three [...]

    17. The book was okay.It confused me a bit but I guess that's because I didn't read the 1st one.Bitsy Wentworth - fleeing yet another relationship nightmare in a "borrowed" red Corvette, with her baby daughter and a recently acquired "demon child" - has an APB out on her for attempted murder (she broke her ex-husband's nose with a frozen slab of ribs that she purchased at the Piggly Wiggly). Her mama, Dorothy, is writing letters to First Ladies from inside the Central State Asylum, while Aunt Clancy [...]

    18. (3.5 stars) This is a follow-up book to Crazy Ladies, taking place in Crystal Falls, TN and follows 3 generations of women, one generation farther down than the previous book. The novel opens with Bitsy on the run from her abusive husband, with her baby in tow. Her mother, Dorothy, remains institutionalized, and writes letters to the First Lady, detailing incidents in her family's life (each one in turn over time). Aunt Clancy Jane is back with her hippie tendencies turning into crazy cat lady p [...]

    19. Recently during the summer of 2010 while attending the summer play Wizard Of Oz at CCTS. I happen to be taking break and since I can't stand boredom a friend of mine recommend a book. She always kept this novel in her purse, so I picked up the book by looking at cover really caught my eye and reading the blurb made want crack open a chapter. As the first few pages seem to suck me in leaving silent and focus I felled in love with the story the author was telling. The book seems almost real visual [...]

    20. I'm normally not into these type of books but I LOVED this book. I loved the characters, they felt like family by the end.I love how even though it goes through a few decades it never gets drawn out or boring and it flows together really well.I thought it was hilarious and loved that it was not only about romantic relationships between men and women but just as much about the relationships between women in family's (mothers,daughters,grandmothers,sisters,aunts and cousins). I also loved that it [...]

    21. I am thankful that I listened to the abridged audiobook edition (5 CDs) rather than read 500+ pages of these ridiculous women. They are three generations of mildly-to-completely-kooky women to whom crazy things happen and who seem to have no capacity for reflection. All the men are drunk womanizers who done them wrong, but the ladies are still alive and speaking to each other (sometimes) so this means they persevere? Or something? I can only hope that the full length version allows for some dept [...]

    22. I'm a sucker for anything Southern I picked this up on a bargain table at B & N. I hadn't even recognized the author's name so I had no idea it was a sort of precursor to Mermaids in the Basement, a book I read earlier this year. It wasn't until around page 300 that I started recognizing charactersat was kind of strange! I should have been more observant I guessThis book was written well before Mermaids but it includes many of the same characters, although the focus in on the other side of a [...]

    23. I was very hesitant to read this book - while I like dogs, I would not call myself a "dog" person. And the premise hearing a story told from the perspective of a dog did not entice me in the least. But, once I started reading it, I could not put it down. UNTILe middle. I had to stop reading. I am at a point in my life where I just cannot read anything that hits too close to home - particularly if it's sad. So, I am sure it's an amazing read. And maybe at a later point in my life I will be able t [...]

    24. This book is WAAAY to long for chick lit! I picked it up at the library with no expectations - and I think if it had been 2 or 3 hundred pages I would have thought is was a fairly good book. I didn't think the content or characters merited over 500 pages.The writing was fine - the quirky plot entertained for awhile - but I can't say that I grew to care about the characters - I kept coming back to "What the hell are they thinking" It kind of seemed like a mediocre soap opera to me. I didn't _hate [...]

    25. I like a little Southern women's fiction every now and then so I thought I would give this one a try. I listened to it on Audio CD and had a very hard time following the flow of the story. The narration changed from one character to the next and it was nearly impossible for me to keep track of what character I was listening to. I realize this may have been due to listening and not reading but I am glad I didn't try to drag myself through the nearly 600 page printed edition. A bit disappointed in [...]

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