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Synopsis: Set during the late '70s, Fannie Flagg's novel follows the career of Dena Nordstrom, a tall, blonde, corn-fed girl who makes it big in Manhattan when, as a top TV anchorwoman, she makes ungodly amounts of money and to everyone in the industry and outside she has it made. However, Dena is beset by private devils of her own and finally consults a psychiatrist, who helps her face her traumatic feelings about her mysterious, emotionally distant mother and her nomadic childhood. Finally unlocking the secret of her racial heritage, Dena decides to give up her life in New York for the slower pace and friendly atmosphere of her hometown of Elmwood Springs, Missouri.
Review: With home-cooked, Southern literary flair, Fannie Flagg ( Fried Green Tomatoes) returns with Welcome to the World, Baby Girl! "Baby Girl," as she is lovingly referred to by her sweet, country cousins, is Dena Nordstrom, a tall, blonde, corn-fed girl who makes it big in Manhattan. Ms. Nordstrom is now the top TV anchorwoman in the city, beating out veteran journalists and making ungodly amounts of money. Although her life seems charmed, Dena is frazzled and miserable. She drinks uncontrollably, is a borderline compulsive liar, and is forced to undergo therapy because of her stress-induced ulcer. Her psychiatrist, Dr. O'Malley, falls madly in love with her, of course, and sends the blonde bombshell to a close colleague, Dr. Diggers. Living up to her name, Diggers shovels up a mountain of dysfunction and forces Dena to face her mysterious past; all the while the good doctor reports back to brokenhearted O'Malley about her patient's progress. Meanwhile, back at the station, Ms. Nordstrom has made friends and enemies in very high places. Her greatest ally is Howard Kingsley, the Cronkitesque reporter who wields power with more ease than most seasoned politicos: "He closed the door and handed the driver a ten-dollar bill. 'Take this young lady where she wants to go for me, will you? And be careful, she's valuable property.'" It's a good thing she has friends like that, because her boss, Ira Wallace, makes George Costanza from Seinfeld look like a scrupulous saint. When Wallace hires a nasty but effective mole by the name of Sidney Capello to dig up garbage on celebrities, Nordstrom has a head-on collision with his sense of ethics (or lack thereof) and gets Capello canned. Or so she thinks. Welcome to the World, Baby Girl! is very much like its star, Dena Nordstrom: pretty, scattered, confused, and sometimes interesting. It's a long ride from the Whistle Stop Cafe, and readers who enjoy Jan Karon's Mitford Fall series will most likely be the biggest fans of Flagg's third novel.
Title: Welcome To The World, Baby Girl!
Publisher: Books on Tape
Book Condition: Fair
Book Description Vintage, 1999. Paperback. Book Condition: Good. Creasing to cover, Creasing to spine. Edges rubbed and tanned. " Shipped from the UK " Cover image may vary. Please check SHIPPING costs before ordering. Bookseller Inventory # mon0000474104
Book Description Ballantine Books, 2001. Taschenbuch. Book Condition: Gebraucht. Gebraucht - Sehr gut einige Blätter geknickt,beschädigt - Welcome to the World, Baby Girl! is the funny, serious, and compelling new novel by Fannie Flagg, author of the beloved Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe (and prize-winning co-writer of the classic movie). Once again, Flagg's humor and respect and affection for her characters shine forth. Many inhabit small-town or suburban America. But this time, her heroine is urban: a brainy, beautiful, and ambitious rising star of 1970s television. Dena Nordstrom, pride of the network, is a woman whose future is full of promise, her present rich with complications, and her past marked by mystery. 512 pp. Bookseller Inventory # INF1000807263
Book Description Vintage 01/07/1999, 1999. Book Condition: used-good. GREAT BOOK IN GOOD OR BETTER CONDITION, NORMALLY SENT SAME DAY FROM WAREHOUSE. Bookseller Inventory # 9053-9780099288558
Book Description Chatto & Windus 07/01/1999, 1999. Book Condition: used-good. GREAT BOOK IN GOOD OR BETTER CONDITION, NORMALLY SENT SAME DAY FROM WAREHOUSE. Bookseller Inventory # 9053-9780701168780
Book Description Chatto & Windus, 1998. Book Condition: Fair. N/A. Shows definite wear, and perhaps considerable marking on inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP79476741
Book Description Random House Large Print. Paperback. Book Condition: GOOD. Gently used may contain ex-library markings, possibly has some minor highlighting, textual notations, and or underlining. Text is still easily readable. Bookseller Inventory # 2605061611
Book Description Ballantine Books, 2005. Book Condition: Fair. 0th Edition. N/A. Ships from Reno, NV. Shows definite wear, and perhaps considerable marking on inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP88936668
Book Description Ballantine Books, 2005. Book Condition: Good. 0th Edition. N/A. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP9589953
Book Description Random House Large Print, 1998. Book Condition: Good. Large Print. N/A. Ships from Reno, NV. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP88418469
Book Description Random House Large Print, 1998. Book Condition: Fair. Large Print. N/A. Shows definite wear, and perhaps considerable marking on inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP58953669