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    8. From the perspective of a twenty-first century reader,
    the hairshellac system that Skeeter undergoes seems
    ludicrous. Yet women still alter their looks in rather
    peculiar ways as the definition of “beauty” changes with
    the times. Looking back on your past, what’s the most
    ridiculous beauty regimen you ever underwent?

    OMG, I have permed and dyed hair many many times over the
    years. I think it's the "Curly always want to be straight,
    Straight always want curly" thing.

    9. The author manages to paint Aibileen with a quiet grace
    and an aura of wisdom about her. How do you think she does
    this?

    I think she was using her own history with her childhood
    maid to create Abilene. The way she calmed Minny down and
    told Hilly off at the end very quietly was great.

    10. Do you think there are still vestiges of racism in
    relationships where people of color work for people who are
    white?

    I think as white people we cannot begin to see how their
    lives were and possibly still are in some respects. We can
    just do our best to leave at peace with everyone regardless
    of color. Things are better now but can always improve.

    11. What did you think about Minny’s pie for Miss Hilly?
    Would you have gone as far as Minny did for revenge?

    I thought it was hysterical. Never in a million years would
    I have done that nor even ever thought to do it but the
    author certainly made Minny definitely be the type who
    would do it. It fit her character perfectly.