Bless Your Heart, Tramp: And Other Southern Endearments - Celia Rivenbark I liked the shorts in Bless Your Heart, Tramp, but unfortunately, they were too short. In this, Rivenbark's writing felt choppy and disconnected, making her first book the least enjoyable for me, despite the ready humor. (I enjoyed two others by her much, much more.) Plainly, these essays started out as newspaper columns; too bad nobody thought to have her flesh them out a little more for the book.