★ Sleeping at the Starlite Motel Author Bailey White – Thegreatwallonline.us

Sleeping at the Starlite Motel Anyone Who Has Read Her Bestseller Mama Makes Up Her Mind Or Who Has Heard Her On National Public Radio Knows That Bailey White Is One Of The Keenest Observers Of Southern Eccentricity Since Mark Twain Sleeping At The Starlite Motel Revives White S Reputation As A Master Storyteller, Southern Division, As It Catalogs The Oddities Of The Georgia Town She Knows So Well.

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  • Paperback
  • 256 pages
  • Sleeping at the Starlite Motel
  • Bailey White
  • English
  • 21 February 2017
  • 0679770151

10 thoughts on “Sleeping at the Starlite Motel


  1. says:

    It s alright This won t hurt much Take an insulin shot and prepare for a massive dose of sweetness Bailey White is a precise articulate writer Without any discernable agenda, she observes the tenderness, often quirkiness around her Her imagery is straightforward all unnecessary alliterations gone It s like Sun Tzu for the soft and fluffy set, what isn t needed, isn t needed What is left is writing at its most elemental Add the strange peculiar oddities of characters living in the linear It s alright This won t hurt much Take an insulin shot and prepare for a massive dose of sweetness Bailey White is a precise articulate writer Without any discernable agenda, she observes the tenderness, often quirkiness around her Her imagery is straightforward all unnecessary alliterations gone It s like Sun Tzu for the soft and fluffy set, what isn t needed, isn t needed What is left is writing at its most elemental Add the strange peculiar oddities of characters living in the linear world of the deep south, stir with sly wit and you have a wonderful series of road trips My Aunt Bella loves rocks Her whole house used to be filled with rocks Every flat surface was covered with slabs of amethyst crystal, piles of rainbow colored labradorite, bowls full of fossilized shark s teeth big as a child s hand, and agate geodes lined with quartz crystals Out...


  2. says:

    It doesn t get much better for southern writing, than Bailey White I loved Mama Makes up her Mind, even bought a copy for my mother, and this one is just as good.Both collections are just small sketches, tiny recollections, memoirs, of what it was like growing up in the shadows of the old south losing the family home, the dying genteelism that the South has lost, disappearing into mainstream American culture.It s sort of sad, really With franchises and franchise thinking mentality, everything It doesn t get much better for southern writing, than Bailey White I loved Mama Makes up her Mind, even bought a copy for my mother, and this one is just as good.Both collections are just small sketches, tiny recollections, memoirs, of what it was like growin...


  3. says:

    This was a family read when I was eleven or twelve and recently decided to reread Sleeping at the Starlite Motel is a collection of short stories about life in the South White s witty style easily captures her quirky characters and beautiful settings Some of the stories are humorous and others aremelancholy, but they all record colloquial life as White experiences it I also give White props for her excellent vocabulary The second time around, I perceived that many of these stories hav This was a family read when I was eleven or twelve and recently decided to reread Sleeping at the Starlite Motel is a collection of short stories about life in the South White s witty style easily captures her quirky characters and beautiful settings Some of the stories are humorous and others aremelancholy, but they all record colloquial life as Wh...


  4. says:

    Essays, short pieces on family members, places, adventures This author is known for her humor, but I can t seem to appreciate it, or even find it at times I know when I should think something this supposed to be hu...


  5. says:

    ok book, but the stories weren t that entertaining to me I felt like the third section of the book had her best stories I felt like there was no real thread tying the stories together, and some of the stories were just getting good when they ended The l...


  6. says:

    I think that to enjoy Bailey White s books, you have to have lived in the Deep South I read this on a trip to Tallahassee less than an hour fromWhite s home in Georgia It got me through 10 days of taking care of my elderly mother Many of White s stories are inhabited b...


  7. says:

    I don t usually give books two stars because if I don t at least like it, I never finish it But this book had enough interesting stories and was short enough that I read it to the end I m glad I found a used copy, though, because it wasn t worth full price.


  8. says:

    I just loved this It s not often I can say this, but this book actually made me laugh out loud It was the story about Bailey White and the other primary school teacher, Mrs Boatwright They were sent to computer evening classes to learn how to use a computer so that they could then teach the other teachers at the school how to use the computer But the course tutor completely missed the point and decided to run a course on the history of the computer So the two ladies decide to bunk off, teac I just loved this It s not often I can say this, but this book actually made me laugh out loud It was the story about Bailey White and the other primary school teacher, Mrs Boatwright They were sent to computer evening classes to learn how to use a computer so that they could then teach the other teachers at the school how to use the computer But the course tutor completely missed the point and decided to run a course on the history of the computer So the two ladies decide t...


  9. says:

    My Original Notes 1996 Terrible Not at all like Mama Makes Up Her Mind, with regard to humor or subject matter Very dull and senseless I read the entire book and didn t enjoy a single essay.My Current Thoughts 2016 Why in the world did I bother reading the entire book, if I was so dissatisfied As I recall, I really enjoyed Mama Makes Up Her Mind, so maybe I was tryi...


  10. says:

    These few dozen short stories showcase the author s expertise at deftly, sveltely, briefly, sweetly capturing and encapsulating some delightful and or poignantly eccentric Southern characters With gentle humor she tells of people Red the Rat Man, The Retired Russian Colonel, An Old Lepido...

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