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With a wit as sharp as a vodka stinger and a heart as free as her spirit, Auntie Mame burst onto the literary scene in and today remains one of the. In , a US editor finally saw the potential of Patrick Dennis’s Auntie Mame, a comic Depression-era novel about a year-old orphan and. Editorial Reviews. Review. “As extravagantly full of gags, slapstick comedy, and general Around the World With Auntie Mame – Kindle edition by Patrick Dennis. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets.

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Inthe musical was made into a film of the same title starring Lucille BallBea Arthur reprising her stage roleand Robert Preston. Anyone old enough to remember those articles in Reader’s Digest is old enough to follow the archaic references in this book. Read reviews that mention auntie mame patrick dennis rosalind russell lucille ball around the world laugh out loud read the book years ago fun read new york highly recommend irreverent escapade must read world with auntie russell film life is a banquet angela lansbury seen the movie saw the movie high school.

There is also a lot that had been left out of the original movie and it was fantastic reading those parts.

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Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. And as for living a free, independent, childless life, why did she feel it necessary to take on a bunch of unlovable juvenile delinquents during the war a story with no ending, by the way?


Mame and Patrick are limousine liberals, rich people who have it in themselves to understand and amme to ameliorate the burdens of those not like themsleves.

Its basically a tug-of-war until he turned eighteen. In screenwriter Annie Mumolo told Vanity Fair that she was working on a “modern-day” adaptation of the novel as a film with Tilda Dsnnis as Mame. No matter, the actress and the book are wed together in my mind for all eternity.

I adore that film!

The brilliant sequel to the smash bestseller “Auntie Mame is back and the reviews are in. E anche il film! Michael Tanner, wrote introductions to several reissues of his father’s books. This book is hilarious!

Lost classic Auntie Mame revived after 50-year gap

Mame is a lovable socialite who somehow manages to be both flighty and genuine at the same time. A natural end to this leg of the story. Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. Ricca, svampita, eccentrica e melodrammatica Return to Book Page. The adventures, the life, the humor, and sadness -everything to make for aunie wonderful beach read is all here. An Irreverent Escapade Kindle Edition.

Bring on the sequel. Which led me to believe I dennnis like Mame’s character and her interaction with her newphew Patrick that much more, since I loved how it worked character wise in Breakfast at Tiffany’s.

Please try again later. Dennis was one of two noms de plume — along with Virginia Rowans — used by Tanner in publishing 16 novels. It is interesting to see what demnis rich, ultra-Liberal world was like back then. Nothing made me laugh out loud, but the book kept a constant smile on my face, sometimes from the comedy sometimes from admiring the author’s well-turned prose.


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Every page sparkles with wit, style andthough Mame would cringe at the thoughthigh moral purpose. I adore that film! BR with my girl Mishy and my boy Giulio!!!

I worried, after decades of watching the movie, would the book hold up. The movie and the book certainly go together hand in hand and quite deliciously so, like a cocktail in patrkck hand and a antie holder in the other. Although at times it is difficult to follow, since we are talking about eennis late ‘s and we only go about 20 or so years into the future from there, that means a lot of the language and expressions may be a little di Like I always say “Never Judge a Book by Its Movie.

Lei ed io non siamo proprio fatti per intenderci. His wife, Louise, appeared as “Pixie Portnoy” in the book’s photographic illustrations, which included their children and an employee as well.