Book Review for The Southern Education of a Jersey Girl by Jaime Primak Sullivan
The Southern Education of a Jersey Girl: Adventures in Life and Love in the Heart of Dixie by Jaime Primak Sullivan
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In this candid and refreshing look at life, love and the South, Jaime Primak Sullivan gives us a full-on Jersey view of her choices, missteps, and greatest joys all with a little Southern etiquette on the side.
The Southern Education of a Jersey Girl is a book that I had been waiting to read since I heard about it. I loved watching Jaime on her Bravo TV show, Jersey Belle. Her balls-out Jersey attitude was so much fun. As a fellow Jersey Girl, it was easy to have a kinship with her. However, once the show was off the air, I sort of lost touch. Then, I heard that she was writing a book and had to check it out.
As soon as I opened the pages of this book, I knew I would love it. The honesty, the humor, the heartfelt moments, and the pure Jersey of it made the pages fly by. By writing this book, the author opens up in a way that few people really do. She embraces the fact that people are not perfect and that we all make mistakes. Yet somehow, she is able to see through all the bull and get to what is really important.
Since I first read it, I have re-read this book several times to revisit moments and insights by the author that hit me the most. Truthfully, I keep going back to the #cawfeetawk sections of the book. These are by far my favorite and love that the author tied her book to the videos that she does. If you haven’t checked out her videos, they are a must. I frequently sit at my desk with my coffee and watch her latest post before I start my day which is probably why I like these sections so much.
If you are a Jersey Girl or just one at heart, this is the book for you. If you are a woman who thinks that someone just can’t possibly understand you, this book is for you. In truth, I don’t really see who this book would not be for. So grab your cup of coffee and get ready to get a little Southern education.
Reviewer Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
aime Primak Sullivan, outspoken star of Bravo TV’s Jersey Belle, offers no-nonsense Southern-spun advice for navigating life and love with her signature charismatic Jersey charm in this winning fish-out-of-water tale.
Jamie Primak Sullivan, a Jersey-bred, tough-as-nails PR maven—and unlikely transplant in an upscale suburb of Birmingham, Alabama—has spent her entire life crossing the line: whether she’s pushing the boundaries of what proper Southern ladies consider to be “polite behavior” or literally traversing the Mason-Dixon line in the name of love. She isn’t afraid to say what everyone is thinking when it comes to love, sex, friendship, and many other topics that are all-too-often sugar-coated in polite Southern company. But when a meet-cute scenario right out of a Nora Ephron movie upends her life, Jaime finds herself a reluctant “knish out of water,” smack-dab in the Deep South starting a life with her new husband, the perfect Southern gentleman.
In The Southern Education of a Jersey Girl, Jaime shares hard-learned lessons on Southern etiquette, deep-fried foods, college football, and matters of the heart while living in the heart of Dixie, with her quintessential ball-busting, bullsh*t free, and side-splitting Jersey twist.
About the Author: Jaime Primak Sullivan found fame as the star of Bravo TV’s, Jersey Belle, and parlayed that exposure into a successful daily web series, #cawfeetawk. A career woman and a mom, Jaime is also the founder and president of Bridge and Tunnel Entertainment, a full-service public relations and strategic marketing agency. After falling in love, Jaime relocated to Mountain Brook, Alabama, where she and her husband are raising three children currently under the age of seven. Somehow, Jaime manages to run all aspects of her various businesses while juggling life as a busy mother, adoring wife, and a (sometimes) reluctantly transplanted Southern belle.
Hardcover: 304 pages
Publisher: Touchstone (August 2, 2016)
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