Sweeping from the gentler confines of late 1940s small town America to the tough side of the New York media circus in the '70s, it mines golden seams of prejudice and despair, love and survival, in the story of a young beautiful TV interviewer and anchorwoman, Dena Nordstrom, with an ulcer, a drink problem and an emotional hole at her centre (where the mother who abandoned her as a teenager should be). Her future looks golden, her present is an emotional mess, and her past is a mystery. WELCOME TO THE WORLD, BABY GIRL is a funny, touching and surprising novel that keeps you guessing and turning the page up to the last. There's a mystery - the truth about her mother - which is resolved in an intriguing twist right at the end. Another sure fire winner. Warm, funny, poignant and wonderfully entertaining, it conjures up a world that readers will never want to leave.
Fannie Flagg began writing and producing television specials at the age of nineteen and went on to distinguish herself as an actress and writer in television, films and the theatre. She is the author of many bestsellers including Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe, Welcome to the World, Baby Girl! and A Redbird Christmas. Flagg's script for Fried Green Tomatoes was nominated for both the Academy and Writers Guild of America awards and won the highly regarded Scripters Award. She lives in Alabama and California.