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Abbreviating Ernie:: A Novel

3.78  ·  Rating Details ·  45 Ratings  ·  6 Reviews
The author of The Deal, The Dreyfuss Affair and Di and I creates a laugh-out-loud, sharp-edged, breathless farce. When a cross-dressing urologist from New York suffers a massive, fatal heart attack while having sex with his wife--who's handcuffed to the stove at the time--complications ensue. 320 pp. 25,000 print.
Hardcover, 301 pages
Published March 4th 1997 by Villard (first published 1997)
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Susan
Jan 14, 2008 Susan rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
If you've never read any of this guy's books, go find The Dreyfus Affair. Then you can read Abbreviating Ernie. Although there is a murder trial in this story, it is not a mystery, it's a laugh riot. Ernie is a proctologist with some kinky sex preferences. In the midst of one with his long suffering, not real attentive wife, he dies of a heart attack, but doesn't - how do I say this delicately - slip out. Since he handcuffed her to the stove before starting (did I mention kinky?), her options we ...more
Punk
Jun 14, 2007 Punk rated it it was ok
Fiction. I'm going to be honest with you. This is a book about a urologist who likes to dress up in women's clothes, handcuff his wife to the stove, and fuck her. And then he dies and his wife cuts off his dick. But that all happens in the first two chapters. The rest of the book tries to be a kinky murder mystery with bonus commentary on modern media. In reality, it's just trash, though mildly engaging trash.

Two stars for keeping my attention. Much like a train wreck might.
Rick
Apr 18, 2009 Rick rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Can't go into detail about what this about except to say it is one of the funniest books I ever read. Bought numerous copies for friends. why and how ernie is abbreviated is fodder for Lefcourt to make fun of everything from how we make celebrities and show like ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT.
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Dec 28, 2011 S.A. rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
It made me laugh. Over the top and silly. A nice change of pace.
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Peter Lefcourt is a refugee from the trenches of Hollywood, where he has distinguished himself as a writer and producer of film and television. Among his credits are "Cagney and Lacey," for which he won an Emmy Award; "Monte Carlo," in which he managed to keep Joan Collins in the same wardrobe for 35 pages; the relentlessly sentimental "Danielle Steel's Fine Things," and the underrated and hurried ...more
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