I read the book, which I didn't find funny at all. I recommend it, and wrote the author.
Thank you for a thoroughly profound and delightful read!
Looking at that sentence, delightful seems like an odd description, in the face of the poignant sadness and often angry surges at injustice I felt while reading The Help, but my over-all feeling, after finishing your novel is in fact delight.
In the last pages, under ‘Too Little, Too Late’, you wrote,
“In The Help there is one line I truly prize:” and quote it.
If I may, here is mine:
“Ugly live up on the inside. Ugly be a hurtful, mean person. Is you one a them peoples?”
Spoken at that moment in the story, from a much subjugated person to a child wrestling with issues of self esteem brought on by pressures of her social environment, the words are as large as life and burn with a pure and simple fire.
I was greatly moved and kept returning to that small passage to re-read it.
I hope this letter finds you well and happy, and look forward to your next creative work!
With warmest and kindest regards,