Tennessee-based syndicated columnist Wall is a force to be reckoned with. Her topics are her husband, ""Sweetie,"" men in general, ""girl talk,"" relatives, weight, clothing and food, and she has plenty to say about them. The paradox that Wall and her friends have yet to resolve is the lack of attention they get from their spouses. She wonders whether the cause in her case is her weight and inquires about liposuction for ""the bag of fat between her neck and her ankles,"" but finally decides against it. And while her brunch buddies are categorizing men as scum and dirt balls, she consoles herself that on occasion Sweetie behaves like a lap dog rather than a wolf. On her bad days, Wall regrets she's not one of those lucky women who married gays. There's something touching about her self-deprecating brand of humor, which doesn't threaten but invites one to commiserate--and laugh. (Oct.)
Reviewed on: 09/29/1997 Release date: 10/01/1997 Genre: Nonfiction
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