Did anybody read the book? I just did. Made white women in the 60's seem pretty useless. They didn't do their own housework. They didn't raise their kids. They didn't work outside the home. According to the book, they spent most of their time playing bridge, running a charity to collect food for the starving children in Africa, and talking behind each other's backs. I grew up in the 60's and I don't remember my mom being like that. Of course, she didn't have a maid either. I liked the book, but not having grown up in the south, I don't know what it was really like back there back then. Did those stupid ladies really believe blacks carried diseases? So much so that they needed their own toilet? And if they did, why would they have them clean their homes and raise their kids? Didn't make a whole lotta sense to me, but then the world doesn't make a whole lot of sense to me either. Come to think of it, I visited my aunt, uncle and cousins in North Carolina in the 60's and they didn't have a maid either.