September 13, 2006 at 04:00 AM EDT

Stop Dressing Your Six-Year-Old Like a Skank

type
Book
Current Status
In Season
author
Celia Rivenbark
publisher
St. Martin's Press
genre
Comic Novels, Essays
We gave it a B-

Southern humorist Celia Rivenbark delivers 32 essays in Stop Dressing Your Six-Year-Old Like a Skank, roughly half of them as funny as her title. She kills in the ”Kids” and ”Southern-Style Silliness” sections, putting the fear of Mickey into anyone planning a trip to Disney World (character breakfasts must be scheduled 90 days in advance), and extolling the entertainment value of obituaries (”If there’s a nickname in quotes, say Red Eye, Tip Top, or simply, Zeke, then my entire day is made”). Laughs, however, hiccup in the ”Celebrities” portion, where a promising topic like reality TV is wasted on stale fare like The Simple Life and Mr. Personality.

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