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.
About the Author
Jaime Primak Sullivan found fame as the star of Bravo TV’s, Jersey Belle, and parlayed that exposure into a successful daily web series, #cawfeetawk. A career woman and a mom, Jaime is also the founder and president of Bridge and Tunnel Entertainment, a full-service public relations and strategic marketing agency. After falling in love, Jaime relocated to Mountain Brook, Alabama, where she and her husband are raising three children currently under the age of seven. 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.