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Stop Dressing Your Six-Year-Old Like a Skank: And Other Words of Delicate Southern Wisdom - Celia Rivenbark
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Overall, this was a funny book. It's not ground-breaking, it's not inspirational or enlightening, but it's good for a chuckle or two.

I found a copy of this in the Little Free Lending Library by my house, was intrigued by the cover (and of course the in-your-face title), and figured it would be a nice, easy read. I assumed it was a parenting book, but it covers many topics including kids, celebrities, husbands, and physical appearances. 

While I don't agree with everything Rivenbark writes, her work is humorous. She has an interesting variety of humor, up-front as well as more subtle jokes. There are quite a few jokes that are made in poor taste though. Lots of fat-shaming (and diet-bashing so there is no winner here), slut-shaming and woman bashing (calling female Olympians Hoochie Mamas), and stereotyping gay people. She even goes as far to make a joke about how gay men should take the stereotypes of flamboyancy and good fashion as a compliment and move on. There are definitely some eye-rolling statements made in the book. I realize most of it is "all in good fun" for her, but the put downs and stereotypes are still harmful and unnecessary.

So funny book with some bad jokes and views. Sometimes it's hard to judge what is a joke and what is serious in the book, which is especially a fault when she is talking about overgeneralizing certain groups of people. It's an entertaining read, nothing to take seriously, and some of her jokes are harmful so I wouldn't recommend this book to everybody. 

For the most part, it's a quick, entertaining read.