“Fannie Flagg has been so kind to us and mentions us quite often in interviews. Our packaging includes a personal endorsement that she surprised us with many years ago. We consider her a very good friend and one of the family.”
— Bill McMichael, Owner
Fannie Flagg is an outstanding actress, screenwriter, director, comedienne, and author of the New York Times best selling ‘Fried Green Tomatoes at the WhistleStop Café.’ Her highly successful and beloved novel became the basis for the much acclaimed movie Fried Green Tomatoes and earned the Scripter’s Award, Writer’s Guild of America, and Academy Award Nomination; for Best Screen Play for Ms. Flagg.
The screenplay is being adapted for the stage, we hope to see it one day on Broadway. She has published many books, including ‘Daisy Fae and the Miracle Man’, ‘Welcome To The World Baby Girl’, ‘Standing in the Rainbow’, ‘A Redbird Christmas’ and her newest ‘Can’t Wait to Get to Heaven”. Fannie also has a cookbook, ‘Fannie Flagg’s Original WhistleStop Cafe Cookbook. All are available on this website.
Fannie lives in California, but comes home to visit family and friends in Alabama from time to time. She is not only a great professional, but also one of the most wonderful people we’ve ever known. You can’t be around her for very long without cracking a smile. She simply loves to make people feel good and to laugh. She is a wonderful storyteller, and weaves memories of growing up in the south in her characters and her books. We are proud to be able to offer her works.
Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe
Folksy and fresh, endearing and affecting, Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe is the now-classic novel of two women in the 1980s; of gray-headed Mrs. Threadgoode telling her life story to Evelyn, who is in the sad slump of middle age. The tale she tells is also of two women – of the irrepressibly daredevilish tomboy Idgie and her friend Ruth – who back in the ’30s ran a little place in Whistle Stop, Alabama, a Southern kind of Cafe Wobegon offering good barbecue and good coffee and all kinds of love and laughter, even an occasional murder. And as the past unfolds, the present – for Evelyn and for us – will never be quite the same again….
“Flaggs new novel is the Lake Wobegon of the South. A richly comic poignant narrative” – Harper Lee
“Try to stop Laughing” – Liz Smith