Deedee pens her tribute to wee women
Stewartry-link writer’s book
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