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Turning the Tables

3.21  ·  Rating Details ·  42 Ratings  ·  10 Reviews
What Happens in Vegas . . .

Rita Rudner’s offbeat and on-target humor has won her rave reviews, passionate fans, and a record-setting, headlining show on the Vegas strip. Now she unleashes her hilarious take on Sin City in this comic romp filled with gambling, strippers, double-crossing exes, swingers’ conventions, magicians, and everything else that’s supposed to stay in
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Hardcover, 224 pages
Published August 29th 2006 by Shaye Areheart Books (first published January 1st 2006)
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Heather
Dec 21, 2007 Heather rated it liked it
i'd have given this 4 stars if the writing were more smooth. the first third of the book is a bit choppy in terms of dialogue and sentence structure. however, things really perk up before long, both in style and humor quotient. i like rudner's take on vegas. it's ridiculous, and certainly worth skewering, but it's full of real people with very real motivations for what they do. i really appreciated how she wove in those motivations, along with the asinine.

this is a quick, breezy read and it def
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Doris Jean
Nov 02, 2015 Doris Jean rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction, wit-humor, memoir
A clever, funny, entertaining author. I smiled a lot and admired her wit. It was also peripherally informative about the machinations of the entertainment industry and life in Las Vegas.

Jim
Dec 17, 2009 Jim rated it liked it
Rita Rudner was one of my favorite 80s comediennes discovered on an HBO special 'Women of the Night'. I thought she was very clever in her approach to humor, and adored her. I still adore her, even if she is working full-time in Vegas now. This book was fine, but pick up "Naked Beneath My Clothes" for a better read.
Natalie
Jan 16, 2012 Natalie rated it liked it
This was a hard one to rate. I think it deserves more of a 2.5 star rating...it was a fun read, simple, light, and fast but it also didn't have a real deep plot, the characters at time one dimensional, and the dialogue silly in parts. Overall, however, it was still a book that kept me reading and for that I will give it 3 stars.
Judy
Feb 28, 2009 Judy rated it liked it
I received an autographed copy from Rita Rudner when we saw her in Las Vegas a couple of years ago, but only recently got around to reading it. Some parts were quite a riot! All in all, very "Vegas," and very Rita!
Julie
Mar 27, 2010 Julie rated it really liked it
It read like an Hour TV drama. The characters were likeable not real deep. The persons who are wronged get righted and you can feel that by the third chapter. Perfect for a plane ride or a long car ride.
Pat
Sep 10, 2011 Pat rated it it was amazing
I enjoyed the story. Not quite as funny as Rita's "Tickled Pink". But she is surprisingly a fun writer! I am especially fond of the happy ending tales. Here it is!
Big Daddy
Dec 27, 2013 Big Daddy rated it it was amazing
Shelves: basement
Funny light read
Recommend it as a weekend read or vacation read
Lots of lol chuckles

I will read more of her stuff
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Rita Rudner is an American comedienne, writer and actress.

Rudner and her producer husband, Martin Bergman, wrote the screenplay of the film Peter's Friends, in which she also acted. She is the author of the best-selling I Still Have It; I Just Can't Remember Where I Put It, Naked Beneath My Clothes, and the novels Tickled Pink and Turning The Tables. She has written several screenplays with her hu
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