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Author: Regina Barreca
Editor(s): Regina Barreca
ISBN/UPC (if available): 014017294 7
The penguin Book of Women's Humor is a landmark anthology that proves there is a distinctly female way of being funny. Regina Barreca's extravagantly wide-ranging selections-by turns shocking, invigorating, infuriating and inspiring-span three centuries and include not only the likes on Jane Austen, Dorothy Parker, Muriel Spark, Moms Mabley, Mae West, Erma Bombeck, and Roseanne, but also some unexpected voices: Sylvia Plath, Toni Morrison, Margaret Drabble, Emily Dickinson, and others.
In stories, letters, verse, excerpts, essays, cartoons, and one-liners that address relationships, politics, fate, a and the fierce struggle to survive and triumph, these women speak powerfully about the word and its absurdities-and laugh out loud.
Not just humor, of course, but all the wit and wisdom of the female universe.
Comprehensive and delightful
-Cynthia Heimel, author of When the Phone doesn't ring, It'll Be Me
Deeply intelligent, Extends our understnding of who and what is funny.
-Blanche McCrary Boyd, author of The Revolution of Little Girls.
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