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Helen Ellis

Biography

Helen Ellis

Helen Ellis is the acclaimed author of EATING THE CHESHIRE CAT. She is a poker player who competes on the national tournament circuit. Raised in Alabama, she lives with her husband in New York City.

Helen Ellis

Books by Helen Ellis

by Helen Ellis - Essays, Humor, Nonfiction

Helen Ellis has a mantra: "If you don't have something nice to say, say something not-so-nice in a nice way." In these 23 raucous essays, Ellis transforms herself into a dominatrix Donna Reed to save her marriage, inadvertently steals a $795 Burberry trench coat, witnesses a man fake his own death at a party, avoids a neck lift, and finds a black-tie gown that gives her the confidence of a drag queen. While she may have left her home in Alabama, married a New Yorker, forgotten how to drive, and abandoned the puffy headbands of her youth, Helen Ellis is clinging to her Southern accent like mayonnaise to white bread, and offering readers a hilarious, completely singular view on womanhood for both sides of the Mason-Dixon.

by Helen Ellis - Fiction, Short Stories

Meet the women of AMERICAN HOUSEWIFE. They wear lipstick, pearls and sunscreen, even when it’s cloudy. They casserole. They pinwheel. And then they kill a party crasher, carefully stepping around the body to pull cookies from the oven. Taking us from a haunted pre-war Manhattan apartment building to the unique initiation ritual of a book club, these 12 delightfully demented stories are a refreshing and wicked answer to the question: “What do housewives do all day?”