A Dollar Short: The Bottom Dollar Girls Go Hollywood
Simon & Schuster, 2005 (2005)
Reviewed by Mary Ann Smyth
he Bottom Dollar Girls are back in
A Dollar Short
, another delightful offering from Karin Gillespie. In this fun and very funny book, Mavis, Attalee and Elizabeth are joined at the Dollar Store by Chenille and Chiffon – sisters who haven't seen much of each other for twenty years.
hiffon loses her husband of ten years to a movie star – hard to do when you live in Cayboo Creek, Georgia. Left at home with three children, she learns that he has had his last paycheck forwarded to him in Hollywood from the local NutraSweet plant, leaving Chiffon more than a dollar short. Once again, Gillespie focuses on friendships and family relations while delivering large dollops of humor. The chapter headings alone are worth the purchase price of the book - '
Consciousness is that annoying time between naps
Some family trees bear lots of nuts
If our food and drink don’t meet your standards, please lower your standards
'; or '
I get enough exercise just pushing my luck
hiffon and Chenille have a lot to learn from each other – including how to handle their harridan of a mother. They also realize that there are a lot of bumps in life's road and how they handle them is up to themselves.
A Dollar Short
is a fun read, one that may make you stop every now and then between the laughs to reflect on your own life. There are lessons to be learned.
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