Messenger columnist plans books signings in UC, Martin
Posted: Friday, December 7, 2012 9:49 am
Lisa Smartt, writer of the column The Smartt View which is printed in The Messenger and The Weakley County Press in Martin, recently published a new book, “Doug and Carlie.”
“Carlie once ate a whole lemon meringue pie. But she regrets it. She regrets it the way a drunk regrets downing a half bottle of Jack Daniels. It was soothing and horribly depressing all at the same time. Carlie, a 32-year-old employee at the Dollar General Store in Commerce, Ga., dreams of love and literary success, in that order. But love and literary success don’t always come easy, especially for a tall woman with a big behind who stocks canned sweet potatoes for a living. She’s 10 years late on college and only has $167.29 in the bank. In her estimation, she’s late on finding love, too. The good news? Sometimes there are rewards for late bloomers,” Mrs. Smartt writes about the new book.