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4.08 of 5 stars 4.08  ·  rating details  ·  53 ratings  ·  4 reviews
Includes American comic strips featuring the character of Sylvia who offers her opinions on subjects ranging from spot slimming to international disarmament.
Published 1993 by Bloomsbury (first published 1986)
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Oct 23, 2008 Jude rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: everybody. your homework assignment.
Shelves: the-f-word
margaret atwood tells of a survey in which groups of men & women were each asked what they feared most about the other sex. The women were afraid they would be killed. The men were afraid they would be laughed at. There is no hatred in Hollander's humor, there is only a dry, sexy, and merciless assessment of reality.
I love authors who can face a world shot through with horror, corruption and cynicism and articulate the dissonance of trying to live with intelligence and compassion in that wo
Sylvia had a big part in making me the woman I am today.
Obviously not truly unabridged--there're strips that I remember which aren't in this tome. But the most comprehensive version I have. I suppose I'll have to try to get some of the short collections. If I only knew where they were sold...

In the meantime, I'll enjoy reading this again, if only to remind myself of what's missing.

It starts, by the way, with a short photoessay (with captions) by the cartoonist herself.

Some of the really good strips are included. One of my favorites: one in which Whi
Linda Weber
I'm hesitant to review here because the actual book I read was written by Diane Mott Davidson but for some reason her name would not come up. Same title - wrong author. I love Davidson's books and did enjoy this latest one. However it did drag on a little more that her usual and I think was a little slow toward the end. I thought I had read her entire culinary series but realize I have one more earlier one to read so - checked it out!
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I am best known for writing and drawing the syndicated cartoon strip, SYLVIA, which appears daily and weekly in more than 30 newspapers across the country, including The Boston Globe, The Berkeley Daily Planet, Women’s e News Online and The Houston Chronicle (online). Sylvia strips appear on BadGirlChats as well. I am represented by the Tribune Media Services Syndicate.

I continue to write and draw
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