Phaedra Parks

Phaedra shares some wisdom from her new book.

on Nov 21, 2013

Last week was one of the most exciting weeks of my life. My book Secrets of the Southern Belle was released on Tuesday. I am so proud and excited to see this lifelong dream finally come to fruition. Since the book’s release, I have been travelling nonstop, gearing up for school finals, and giving everyone tips on how to be nice, work hard, look pretty, have fun, and never have an off moment. Hopefully, you have a copy of my book already, but if not, I would like to share a passage that relates to this week’s episode.

How to Be Nice

I would like to believe that most people have good intentions, because really, who actually wants the rest of the world to think they were raised by wolves? So I gladly give everyone credit for at least trying to behave well. However, the truth is, some people could use some extra help. If you ever have the pleasure of spending time in the South, you can readily note the fundamentally different way southerners interact with people. People who are not from the South are often confused or genuinely surprised when they experience true southern hospitality. Smiling, greeting strangers on the street, and opening doors is not common in all parts of the world. But it surely makes us happier people!