Fannie Flagg: Fried Green Tomatoes
Fannie Flagg, the author of Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe, has had an astounding life. As a child she was named Patricia Neal and was a native to Birmingham, Alabama. She was born there in September of 1941, and was the daughter of a small business owner named William H. Neal.
Even when Patricia was known lovingly as the "peanut" she was a bigger handful than an elephant.
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interviewer why she writes, she explained: "I am a keeper of dreams, a collector of illusions locked for a lifetime inside the observers eys, a slave of memory, pulled by an invisible string to a time and place that forever haunts me." In other words, writing her book was her way of expressing her thoughts and memories that she had been holding far too long.
Fannie Flagg is also an actress, screenwriter, director, and comedienne.