The Help

Ione and I recently finished listening to the audio version of The Help by Kathryn Stockett. It's a fantastic book about what it was like for African American women in the 1960's to work for white families in Jackson, Mississippi. Last night we went and saw the movie. For anyone who has read the book, the movie seems to leave out too much important information, but still it was very good. The theatre was full and the audience applauded at the end. If you are considering hiring a domestic helper or you already have hired a helper go see this movie. If you are working as a helper, you probably can't afford to go to the movie, so wait til the video comes out, and we'll watch it together.