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Linda Francis Lee | The Inner Debutante in You

May 21, 2008

When it comes to debutantes, it takes all kinds to make the world go round. In THE EX-DEBUTANTE Carlisle Cushing is a debutante who has always been a fish out of water, the odd duck in a world of swans. So she hardly fits into any category. In fact, she left her Texas high society world to become a determined lawyer far away in Boston . . . then committed the unforgivable sin (as far as her deeply southern mother is concerned) of becoming engaged to a Yankee. Then all of the sudden she can’t believe it when she gets dragged back to Texas to take over the debutante ball . . . and comes face to face with the man she loved and lost.

Take the quiz below to find your own inner deb!

What Kind of a Debutante Are You?

When you are in line ready to make your official bow, you:

  1. hope the deb in front of you face plants into the floor cracking her porcelain veneers
  2. have warned the photographer to capture your best side
  3. are certain you will be voted Deb of the Year
  4. pray you aren’t the deb who face plants into the floor

Under your debutante gown, you wear:

  1. nothing
  2. a rhinestone thong
  3. La Perla bikini briefs
  4. granny panties

Your favorite accessory is your:

  1. personal life-philosophy tattooed on your back
  2. pink diamond navel piercing
  3. Harry Winston diamond earrings
  4. grandmother’s clip on pearls

On your guest list you have included your:

  1. probation officer
  2. plastic surgeon
  3. childhood nanny and clique you’ve reigned supreme over since kindergarten
  4. psychiatrist

At your debutante party the guests are:

  1. afraid for their lives
  2. gossiping about your infamous, old, ex-rocker dad who still pretends he’s 18
  3. vying for a scrap of your attention—or so you assume
  4. bored out of their minds

You are a deb because:

  1. your mother threatened to tell all your friends your real name is Winifred
  2. you do anything that involves paparazzi
  3. of course you’d be a deb, hello, your grandmother, mother, and sister were debs
  4. your parents bribed you with a new set of leather-bound encyclopedias if you participated

Your “look” of choice is:

  1. Look? What #$*@ look?
  2. whatever just hit the runways in Milan
  3. whatever your personal shopper picks out for you
  4. argyle sweaters and penny loafers


1’s: ____

2’s: ____

3’s: ____

4’s: ____

If you answered mostly with:

1’s: you are a REBEL DEB

2’s: you are a CELEB DEB

3’s: you are a POSH DEB

4’s: you are a DUD DEB

To find out more about more THE EX-DEBUTANTE, hop over to for debutante fun facts, photos, and an excerpt.

Happy Reading!
Linda Francis Lee

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