Ellis, Helen. Bring Your Baggage and Don't Pack Light: Essays. digital. 2021. Penguin Random House Audio.
Bestselling author of Southern Lady Code and American Housewife, Helen Ellis, returns with another humorous collection of essays on the beauty of friendship. More than just tired old adages, this witty collection explores what real friends do for one another; stories about being a last minute birthing partner, supporting a friend through cancer, backdoor plastic surgery and greyhound buses - there is no limit on what friends will do for each other. Hele even explores the joy of being a number two friend or a backup buddy - less pressure - more befits! Each of the twelve essays features a revolving cast of friends and side characters that will leave readers cackling with delight. Enchantingly narrated by the author herself which lends to the books relatability and hilarity. This collection manages to be both poignant and emotional; while still being facetious, dirty, sassy, and laugh out loud funny. Perfect for fans of Jenny Lawson and David Sedaris. - Erin Cataldi, Johnson Co. Public Library, Franklin, IN