Eschewing formal "credentials," Savannah Lawless has built an advice empire based on her extensive experience in making poor life choices (including eight marriages to five men) coupled with a near-total lack of sobriety. When she's not sipping martinis on her patio, overseeing the operation of her sprawling New Mexico ranch, or cashing her alimony checks, Miss Lawless finds time to author books, including "No Booze? No Problem! The Sterno® Substitution Guide for Any Cocktail." A simple and humble person, Miss Lawless describes her advice columnist work as "the greatest, most important investigation into themes of pseudo-psychosexual inadequacy manifesting itself in the inability of popular culture to address real gender issues that humankind has ever seen.” And once while riding her horse she swallowed a bug that flew into her mouth.
Elizabeth Hanes is Savannah's long-suffering personal secretary, creative muse, and sober-ish companion. When she's not cleaning up the mess left over from one of Savannah's legendary parties, managing Savannah's writing empire, or hiding the key to the liquor cabinet (again), she manages to actually earn a living as a professional content writer.
Miss Lawless and Miss Hanes - along with a large entourage of questionable hangers-on - reside on a sprawling ranch in Jimsonweed, New Mexico, far enough away from Santa Fe not to be rarified but close enough to be hipsterish.