Not Tonight, Honey
By Susan Reinhardt
A collection of wild and witty new essays by “the Southern Belle’s answer to David Sedaris” (Karin Gillespie).
From an award-winning syndicated columnist whose work has appeared in the Washington Post, Newsday, and many other publications, this is a “funny, wise, and warm” look at modern womanhood (Celia Riverbank).
“Reinhardt slips Zoloft into her husband’s tea for several weeks to cure him of an incessant need to clean and an overactive libido. She is matron of honor at her best friend’s wedding—and ends up taking the minister’s place when his colostomy bag malfunctions. She gives an interview while on bed rest due to irritable uterus syndrome and later winds up reading a headline on her ‘grumpy vagina.’ Obviously, syndicated newspaper columnist Reinhardt is the kind of woman who gets into endless scrapes, but she’s as amused by them as readers are, and her book will appeal to lovers of the Sweet Potato Queens and Fannie Flagg. But there’s another side to Reinhardt. Some of the essays in this collection are lyrical even as they pay tribute to old favorites: Southern women, pregnancy and motherhood. Most of all, the author knows that some days we, like her, come into work just to see what the ‘weirdos’ are up to, and that we like the same thing in our nonfiction.” —Publishers Weekly
“She’s like a modern-day, southern-fried Erma Bombeck or Dave Barry, and her tales of the ordinary will resonate with women everywhere. . . . Readers of all stripes will find themselves relating to Susan and thoroughly enjoying these, by turns, raunchy and tear-inducing real-life stories.” —Booklist
“Boldly, brazenly, and hilariously, she says what only the brave dare to think.” —Laurie Notaro
“Surgical patients should forgo reading this book until all sutures are completely healed. Susan Reinhardt is a riot!” —Jill Conner Browne
“Hilarious, captivating . . . No one is more accomplished at the fine Southern art of storytelling than Susan Reinhardt.” —Ronda Rich