The Penguin Book of Women's Humor

The Penguin Book of Women's Humor

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HUMOR In earlier days, a book like this would probably have been called a 'treasury' of women's humor, which would have been appropriate because its 700 or so delicious pages are chockfull of treasures wicked, witty, and wonderful. Just about every well-known woman who said or wrote something funny is represented here, from Aphra Behn to Elaine Boosler, from Erma Bombeck to Roz Chast and Nicole Hollander (yes, cartoonists are represented too). Edited by the author of They Used To Call Me Snow White: Women's Strategic Use of Humor (LJ 3/15/91), selections range from one-liners to longer excerpts from books. Most of these examples are just long enough to pique the reader's interest to seek out the source volume and see just how funny the author is as when Fannie Flagg describes a woman's secret life as Towanda the Avenger (from Fried Green Tomatos at the Whistle Stop Cafe, Random, 1987). Selections are in alphabetical order by author's name, so the reader can easily find a favorite, but it's great fun just to open to any page and enjoy the delight found there. Essential for public libraries. Audrey Eaglen, Cuyahoga Cty. P.L., Parma, Ohio-
Publisher: New York : Penguin Books, 1996
ISBN: 9780140172942
Characteristics: xxxviii, 658 p. ; 20 cm
Additional Contributors: Barreca, Regina


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