On Sale: March 31, 2015
Featuring: Ray Miller; Miranda Miller; Joan
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Humor | Fiction
From a writer/producer of Family Guy, a satirical look at
dysfunctional southern family complete with an overbearing
stage mom, a 9 year-old pageant queen, a cheating husband,
his teenage girlfriend, a crazy grandmother, and Jesus.
After eight-and-a-half years and three hundred twenty-
pageants, Miranda Miller has become the ultimate stage
mother. Her mission in life is to see that her nine-year-
daughter, Bailey, continues to be one of the most
child pageant contestants in the southern United States.
lately, that mission has become increasingly difficult.
Bailey wants to retire and has been secretly binge eating
make herself “unpageantable;” and the reality show Miranda
has spent years trying to set up just went to their
But Miranda has a plan. She’s seven months pregnant with
fourth child, a girl (thank God), and she is going to make
damn sure this one is even more successful than Bailey,
if the new girl is a little different.
Miranda’s husband, Ray, however, doesn’t have time for
pageants. A full-time nurse, Ray spends his days at the
hospital where he has developed a habit of taking whatever
pills happen to be lying around. His nights are spent
working hospice and dealing with Courtney, the
seventeen-year-old orphan granddaughter of one of his
hospice patients who he has, regrettably, knocked up. With
pregnant wife, a pregnant teenage mistress, two jobs, a
hobby, and a mountain of debt, Ray is starting to take
desperate measures to find some peace. Meanwhile, the
Millers’ two sons are being homeschooled by Miranda’s
mother, Joan (pronounced Jo-Ann), a God-fearing widow who
spends her free time playing cards and planning a murder
with Jesus. Yes, Jesus.
A bright new voice in satirical literature, Kirker Butler
pulls no punches as he dissects our culture’s current
of affairs. It’s really funny, but it’s also pretty ugly.
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