Bring Your Baggage and Don't Pack Light
“I love Helen Ellis! As usual, I listened to the audiobook from Libro.fm because her narration brings so much laughter to each story. Her stories are relatable, and she writes what we all say in our head. I grew up in South Carolina, so I can totally picture her in Alabama at the garage sale, telling jokes with friends, and simply being herself. Much love!”Sara, Roundabout Books
“Helen Ellis's essays in Bring Your Baggage and Don't Pack Light are equal parts "let me tell you how it is" and sass. Her chapters celebrate the good, bad, and ugly of growing older with a dear group of friends. Read this book to find a kindred spirit then give it away to a girlfriend who needs the same. Human connection is the most important thing and Bring Your Baggage and Don't Pack Light celebrates that.”Rachel, Avid Bookshop
If you enjoyed I Miss You When I Blink, then you’ll love Bring Your Baggage and Don't Pack Light.
“Dear Helen, Are you there? It’s me, Cori. Will you be my friend? I loved her last collection of essays, and this one was just as enjoyable with its mix of hilarity and (slightly) more serious contemplations on life and friendship. What made it even better is listening to Helen narrate her own stories because then I felt like she was telling them to me in person! Her Southern charm, combined with her wit and wisdom, makes it the perfect listen or read for women trying to navigate the indignities of aging and life with grace and humor. Helen - Thanks for being my slightly older friend who provides honest and unfiltered insight and advice. P.S. If you do agree to be my friend, let it be forewarned that you will not get any stories about my sex life, but I promise I can still be fun!”Cori, Bright Side Bookshop
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