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I'm re-reading the Auntie Mame books, and I hate to say it, but I agree with Camille Paglia (who usually annoys the bejaysus out of me), because in the blurb on the back of Auntie Mame she says that it's "one of the most important books in [her] life." I read Auntie Mame when I was about 15 and fell in love. And fifteen years later, I still think that Mame, with her excitement, her glamour, her sense of humour, her passionate hatred of bigotry, her love for the underdog and her enthusiasm for everything from socialism to the stage is a perfect role model for us all. The books are very smart, very humane and very, very funny. If you've never read them, I can't recommend them strongly enough.

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jeejeen
Apr. 3rd, 2006 02:50 am (UTC)
I've never read them! I've only ever seen the movie, which I love love love.
Perhaps that will go on my summer reading list!
alicetiara
Apr. 3rd, 2006 05:36 am (UTC)
I love, love, love Auntie Mame. Word up.
glitterboy1
Apr. 3rd, 2006 06:39 am (UTC)
Recommendations always welcome! Thank you - another thing I'll look out for.

Btw, thanks for your recommendation of the Pirates! I'm now in possession of the Adventure with Whaling and giggling madly...
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