Jaime Primak Sullivan, the outspoken star of Bravo TV’s Jersey Belle,
offers no-nonsense, Southern-spun advice for navigating life and love with her
signature Jersey charm in her winning and heartfelt new book.
About the Book
Jersey-bred, tough-as-nails Hollywood publicist Jaime Primak Sullivan has spent her entire life crossing the line. 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 sugarcoated in well-mannered company. But when a meet-cute scene right out of a Nora Ephron movie upends her life, Jaime soon finds herself a most unlikely transplant in an upscale suburb of Birmingham, Alabama—a reluctant “knish out of water” smack-dab in the Deep South, starting a life with her new husband, the perfect Southern gentleman.
Jaime enters the heart of Dixie with her fists up, but eventually learns to let her guard down. As she struggles to adapt to her new world, she befriends a group of southern belles, and the very women her Jersey personality was most likely to shock and repel become her most surprising allies and advisers. From her quintessential steel-magnolia mother-in-law, to the friends who help see her through a very (uncomfortably) long courtship, scary baby deliveries, and all the big questions every modern woman must face—Jaime soon discovers that while southern belles may have a secret code of behavior northern girls don’t always understand, when it comes down to helping a fellow woman, no one is more thoughtful, more generous, kinder than a belle.
In The Southern Education of a Jersey Girl, Jaime shares hard-won lessons on southern etiquette, deep-fried foods, college football, the peculiar methods of southern dating —and all the unexpected homework a girl receives when she crosses the line . . . and decides to stay.
“Jaime shares her formula to adjusting to life way outside of your comfort zone with so much heart and so much laughter; you’ll feel like she’s in your room with a cup of coffee…and a glass of wine. As a Southern girl, I love Jaime’s fresh take on all things Southern—as a work in progress, I love her take on all things Life. You’ll laugh your ass off, you’ll root for her the whole time, and you’ll be like, COME ON DUDE, JUST KISS HER ALREADY!”
—Sarah Colonna, New York Times bestselling author
“At times joyfully inspiring and at others, fantastically, cringe-inducingly honest, and always laugh-your-pants-off funny, Jaime sucks you into her alternate universe worlds of North and South in this Southern Sex and the City true tale. Not only do you never want the book to end, you want her to be your friend, sister, and business partner.”
—Frances Berwick, President, Lifestyle Networks
“Hilarious and heartfelt, messy and beautiful—as told by your ball-busting, bullsh*t free, Jersey girlfriend.
Anyone who’s ever felt out of her/his element will love this story of Jaime’s adventures
finding friends, family, and faith well below the Mason-Dixon line.”
—Todd Chrisley, star of Chrisley Knows Best
“The passages on how she adapted to life in Alabama—including a comic chapter revealing the crucial differences between a bridal shower in upper-class Birmingham and one on the Jersey Shore—
have a lively charm, and Sullivan's self-deprecating humor makes her a comfortable, chatty companion.
...It's hard to resist [her] spunky, outgoing personality.”
Jaime Primak Sullivan found fame as the star of Bravo TV’s, Jersey Belle, and parlayed that exposure into a successful daily Facebook video series, #cawfeetawk. Jaime will star in the Facebook original comedy series, The Southern Education of a Jersey Girl, produced in partnership with Trium Entertainment and Kin Community. A career woman and a mom, Jaime and her husband are raising three children currently under the age of nine. 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.
Eve Adamson is a nine-time New York Times bestselling author and award-winning freelance writer who has written or co-written over sixty-five books.
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