The Bottom Line
- Quick, fun and lighthearted reading.
- Laughing at and with Georgia Richardson...Da Queen.
- Makes you feel like an old friend instantly!
- Ends too quickly. I wanted more.
- Shifts gears rather abruptly in final section...wasn't ready for her to be so serious.
- Queenisms: "Cell phones make you stupide," "Mall-A-Holics" and CinderPillow.
- Jaw Jaw Style: Men-O-Pause, Mammograms or The Jaws of Life, Changing the World One Patch at a Time
- The "R" Word...Relationships: "When Mother Didn't Say a Word," "You Family Might Be Weird If..."
- Thank The Good Lord for Girlfriends: "I've Got the Skinny on Beautiful People"
- WORK...Yet Another 4-Letter Word: "STRESS--It's Not Such a Bad Thing," "Bills-A-Million"
- Trixie Unplugged: "It's a Dog's Life," "Every Dog Has Its Day"
- Inside the Queen: "The Man in the Bermuda Shorts" and "From Griping to Gratitude"
Guide Review - Book Review
Of well, scratch the sense of humor for me, but see how Richardson describes a long car trip with her husband, who refused to stop for directions:
...Although, I'll admit that one time while my Mr. Daisy was circling Atlanta , I managed to hear two parts of an outdoor concert, and see three-fourths of a drive-in movie.
It doesn't take one long to narrow down Da Queen's likes and dislikes. They can be summed up with a few simple words: Oreos, Elvis, laundry tricks, "Gone With the Wind," and poking fun at herself. Our laughter is at her expense...but she seems to enjoy it.
Two of my favorite parts of the book, were the stories her dog tells and her ramdon thoughts during a boring 3-hour meeting at work.
The final section of the book takes one by surprise when she opens up candidly and tells to how she and her family coped with her dad's diagnosis of Lewy-Body Dementia . This just reminds us that this funny lady is a genuine person.