Deedee pens her trib­ute to wee women

Ste­wartry-link writer’s book

The Galloway News - - WEEKEND TICKET - Stu­art Gille­spie

An au­thor who lived in Cas­tle Dou­glas as a teenager has re­leased a new book.

The Wee Guide to Scot­tish Women (the good, the bad and the gal­lus) is the lat­est mini­book from Funny Scot­tish Books au­thor Deedee Cud­dihy.

Deedee is a Glas­gow jour­nal­ist whose pre­vi­ous ti­tles in­clude the best-sell­ing How to mur­der a Hag­gis and I Love Irn-Bru.

The new pa­per­back book fea­tures 150 pages of hi­lar­i­ous, touch­ing and some­times shock­ing anec­dotes and bite-size sto­ries.

They fea­ture Scot­tish mums, grannies, sis­ters, wives, friends, aun­ties and cousins; and their at­ti­tude to fags and booze, sex and child-rear­ing, cook­ing and house­work and other parts of ev­ery­day life.

Most of the book’s con­tent is drawn from in­ter­views the au­thor con­ducted with hun­dreds of peo­ple.

But The Wee Guide to Scot­tish Women also fea­tures care­fully se­lected bor­row­ings from news­pa­pers, the in­ter­net and other me­dia.

Deedee – who is in her 60s and Amer­i­can by birth – said: “The new book turned out to be much harder to put to­gether than I imag­ined.

“That is be­cause I wanted it to be re­spect­ful with­out los­ing any of the hu­mour and gal­lus­ness which is so much a part of the Scot­tish fe­male char­ac­ter.

“I had no such qualms when I was writ­ing an ear­lier book about Scot­tish men be­cause, be­ing mar­ried to one, I felt com­pletely free to just take the mickey.”

Guide to the gals Au­thor Deedee Cud­dihy has writ­ten book on Scots women

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