S4 E22: Helen Ellis, Lizzie Post, and Cathy Guisewite

In this episode of This Is the Author meet Helen Ellis, author of Southern Lady Code; Lizzie Post, author of Higher Etiquette; and Cathy Guisewite, author of Fifty Things That Aren’t My Fault. While listening to stories about Southern Lady charm, cannabis etiquette, and Cathy’s famous “AACK,” you will fall in love with these ladies’ laugh-out-loud honesty about the writing and recording process. Plus learn which author’s mother made a special appearance in the recording booth.

Learn more about their audiobooks:

Southern Lady Code
Author: Helen Ellis
Read By: Helen Ellis

The bestselling author of American Housewife is back with a fiercely funny collection of essays on marriage and manners, thank-you notes and three-ways, ghosts, gunshots, gynecology, and the Calgon-scented, onion-dipped, monogrammed art of living as a Southern Lady.

“Ellis is a hoot and a half, which, as she might say, is Southern Lady Code for ‘laughing ’til the tears flow’ funny. In nearly two-dozen essays filled with belly laughs and bits of hard-won wisdom, Ellis’ self-deprecating wit and tongue-in-cheek charm provide the perfect antidote to bad-hair, or bad-news, days.” —Booklist

Higher Etiquette
Author: Lizzie Post
Read By: Lizzie Post

Lizzie Post—great-great-granddaughter of Emily Post and co-president of America’s most respected etiquette brand–explores and celebrates the wide world of legalized weed. Combining cannabis culture’s long-established norms with the Emily Post Institute’s tried-and-true principles, this book covers the social issues surrounding pot today.

“With its wonderful advice on entertaining with cannabis, Higher Etiquette is a gift. Bravo to Ms. Post for bringing such class and style, as always, to this issue.” —Cat Cora, award-winning chef, author, restaurateur, and first female inductee into the Culinary Hall of Fame

Fifty Things That Aren't My Fault

From the creator of the iconic “Cathy” comic strip comes her first collection of funny, wise, poignant, and incredibly honest essays about being a woman in what she lovingly calls “the panini generation.”

“Cathy’s appeal lay in the fact that she spoke openly about the things that women weren’t supposed to talk about: anxiety and insecurity and frustrations…Only this time, there’s no comic strips, it’s all Guisewite’s voice—reliably sane, sparkling, and suffused with the same warmth and wit as we’ve all come to expect. What a treat.” —Nylon

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