Review

The Southern Belle's Handbook: Sissy Leblanc's Rules to Live By

by Loraine Despres

This short and sassy book contains the secrets to every southern belle's success --- or anyone's, for that matter. The self-help companion to THE SCANDALOUS SUMMER OF SISSY LEBLANC, also written by Loraine Despres, THE SOUTHERN BELLE'S HANDBOOK is the book of rules that Sissy LeBlanc lives by.

Sissy outlines everything from living life to the fullest to successfully manipulating men. And, while not every rule necessarily applies to every woman, most of them hit the nail right on the head! There's even room in the back for readers to jot down their own clichés and rules to live by. My favorite of Sissy's: "Love is like cigarettes. It gives you pleasure while you're at it, but it sometimes leaves you with a bad taste in your mouth and a pain in your chest."

If you've read THE SCANDALOUS SUMMER OF SISSY LEBLANC, this is a must-have! And if you haven't read it, this book will make you want to meet the outrageous character who penned these rules!

Reviewed by Melissa Brown on April 29, 2003

The Southern Belle's Handbook: Sissy Leblanc's Rules to Live By
by Loraine Despres

  • Publication Date: April 29, 2003
  • Genres: Humor
  • Hardcover: 96 pages
  • Publisher: William Morrow
  • ISBN-10: 0060540893
  • ISBN-13: 9780060540890