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Southern ladies have a code: If you don’t have something nice to say, say something not-so-nice in a nice way. Join host Helen Ellis, a New Yorker who clings to her Alabama accent like mayonnaise to white bread, as she tells you the unvarnished truth about what you think Southern ladies mean and what they really mean when they say things like, “Bless your heart,” and “He ain’t right,” and “You don’t need to get me anything!” Subscribe and take an unforgettable journey into the inner sanctum of the Calgon-scented, onion-dipped, monogrammed art of living as a Southern Lady.

Southern Lady Code Helen Ellis

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Southern ladies have a code: If you don’t have something nice to say, say something not-so-nice in a nice way. Join host Helen Ellis, a New Yorker who clings to her Alabama accent like mayonnaise to white bread, as she tells you the unvarnished truth about what you think Southern ladies mean and what they really mean when they say things like, “Bless your heart,” and “He ain’t right,” and “You don’t need to get me anything!” Subscribe and take an unforgettable journey into the inner sanctum of the Calgon-scented, onion-dipped, monogrammed art of living as a Southern Lady.

    We're Not Everyone's Cup of Tea

    We're Not Everyone's Cup of Tea

    “We’re not everyone’s cup of tea” is Southern Lady Code for “We are great friends and sometimes our overt love for each other and our shared history and current interests can be super annoying to people.”



    In the Season 1 finale, Helen talks about the strong bond between her and her dearest friends and finds writing workshops enjoyable.



    Follow Helen Ellis on Twitter @WhatIDoAllDay and on Instagram @AmericanHousewife. Her collection of funny essays, SOUTHERN LADY CODE, is available for preorder. And, yes, she reads the audiobook.



    Come see Helen on tour! 

    - 4/6: San Antonio Book Festival in San Antonio, TX

    - 4/15 at 7:30pm: Books Are Magic in Brooklyn, NY

    - 4/16 at 5:00pm: Alabama Booksmith in Birmingham, AL

    - 4/17 at 7:30pm: Dallas Museum of Art in Dallas, TX

    - 4/18 at 6:30pm: Murder by the Book in Houston, TX

    - 4/24 at 5:00pm: Lemuria Bookstore in Jackson, MS

    - 4/25 at 6:00pm: Square Books in Oxford, MS

    - 4/27 at 6:00pm: Avid Bookshop in Athens, GA

    - 4/29 at 7:00pm: Margaret Mitchell House in Atlanta, GA

    - 4/30 at 11:30am: Ingram in Nashville, TN

    - 4/30 at 6:30pm: Parnassus Books in Nashville, TN

    - 5/1: Garden District Book Shop in New Orleans, LA

    - 5/2 at 6:00pm: Page & Palette in Fairhope, Alabama

    - 5/5 at 3:00pm: Tuxedo Park Library in Tuxedo Park, NY

    - 5/11-12: Wordplay Festival in Minneapolis, MN

    • 8 min
    She Has a Presence

    She Has a Presence

     “She has a presence” is Southern Lady Code for “She scares the crap out of me.”

    Helen basks in the glory of powerful, accomplished women and finds passive aggressive accessories enjoyable.

    Follow Helen Ellis on Twitter @WhatIDoAllDay and on Instagram @AmericanHousewife. Her collection of funny essays, SOUTHERN LADY CODE, is available for preorder.  And, yes, she reads the audiobook. 

    • 6 min
    They're a Good Fit

    They're a Good Fit

    “They’re a good fit” is Southern Lady Code for “Opposites attract.”



    Helen finds that the best couples are opposites and finds easy, cheesy Valentines enjoyable.



    Follow Helen Ellis on Twitter @WhatIDoAllDay and on Instagram @AmericanHousewife. Her collection of funny essays, SOUTHERN LADY CODE, is available for preorder.  And, yes, she reads the audiobook.

    • 9 min
    She's Health Conscious

    She's Health Conscious

    “She’s health conscious” is Southern Lady Code for “She Purell’s like a body builder oils up before taking the stage.”



    Helen breaks down the traits of health conscious people and finds delightful little colds enjoyable.



    Follow Helen Ellis on Twitter @WhatIDoAllDay and on Instagram @AmericanHousewife. Her collection of funny essays, SOUTHERN LADY CODE, is available for preorder.  And, yes, she reads the audiobook.

    • 6 min
    As Long as You're Reading, That's What's Important

    As Long as You're Reading, That's What's Important

    “As long as you’re reading, that’s what’s important” is Southern Lady Code for “I hate what you’re reading.”



    Helen encourages reading of any and all genres, and finds classic trashy books enjoyable.



    Follow Helen Ellis on Twitter @WhatIDoAllDay and on Instagram @AmericanHousewife. Her collection of funny essays, SOUTHERN LADY CODE, is available for preorder.  And, yes, she reads the audiobook.

    • 6 min
    She's Young

    She's Young

     “She’s young” is Southern Lady Code for “Be thankful you’re not that age anymore."



    Helen learns to be patient with young women and finds water parks enjoyable.



    Follow Helen Ellis on Twitter @WhatIDoAllDay and on Instagram @AmericanHousewife. Her collection of funny essays, SOUTHERN LADY CODE, is available for preorder.  And, yes, she reads the audiobook!

    • 8 min

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