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~EPUB ☦ Last of the Southern Girls ⚕ Carol Hollywell is beautiful, smart, elegant, and charming A debutante from De Soto Point, Arkansas, and a recent graduate of Ole Miss, she is heir to a good southern name and a small southern fortune She knows what she wants and, important, knows how to get it She is, in other words, the prototypical southern belle, a Scarlett O Hara for the s, and when she moves to Washington, DC in , she sets the town on its earWillie Morris cleverly conceived and brilliantly executed novel loosely based on a real life figure follows this headstrong woman from her arrival at the Capital and traces the ups and downs of her life in the political and social whirl of the city over the next decade and a half Eventually, she becomes romantically involved with a prominent congressman an idealist, a reformer, a man perhaps headed for the very pinnacle of political life It is at first a dazzling alliance, yet the genuine satisfactions they find in their relationship cannot long withstand the pressures of the ambitions both of them harbor The very drives that initially brought them together in the end propel their love affair into jeopardyMorris paints a devastatingly accurate portrait not only of a power hungry woman but also of the society that feeds such hunger His descriptions of Washington and its denizens the politicos, the journalists, the socialites, and the hangers on are nothing short of breathtaking Jonathan Yardley The New Yorker I read this years ago and my lasting impression is Morris, like his contemporary Hunter S Thompson, was much better at non fiction. I am not sure of his purpose in writing the book other than to expose the pitfalls of political life I did not enjoy this as much as I have his other work In some respects the book remains highly relevant and is encouraging in that politics 40 years ago was as jaded as it is today. I bought this book at Book Sale for a cheaper price Unfortunately, I misplaced this book and it s nowhere to be found I wasn t able to finish even the first chapter of it that s why I ve rated it that low. LC Call No PZ4.M8795. I wanted this book to be so muchThe most entertaining part of the book comes from the southern advice, but even that was rare My 100% pure, southern mother can dishon southern life and advice in five minutes than the sum total of this book It was a stale story.