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Womenagerie and Other Tales from the Front

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A collection of Zafra's early columns in Woman Today magazine.
Bookprint, 181 pages
Published 1995 by Anvil Publishing, Inc.
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Salymar
Nov 11, 2012 Salymar rated it it was ok
Shelves: 2009-read, 2008-read
I remember reading Jessica Zafra's Twisted book series back in High school. My friends and I grouped ourselves just to laugh about anything she wrote on the book! Her works are quite funny, it's about everything under the sun -but often are about current events (local or international), cats, sports, cats, movies, cats, music, cats, books, cats, modern technology and her life (oh, did I already mention cats? haha!).

The major factors that make her works good are her straight-forwardness on the s
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Anne Francia Chavez
My favorite piece from this book was "A History of Geek Civilization."
Celena
Sep 20, 2014 Celena rated it it was ok
I discovered Jessica Zafra through her column in the newspaper my grandmother always reads. I loved her essays. I was around 16, maybe -- young and impressionable (chos). Make no mistake, I still love her now. I just personally didn't like majority of the topics of her essays here (a good example is It's Black, Not Brown wherein she argues why a brownout should instead be called a blackout). Some essays reek of mindless frivolity -- the kind you hear when you sit beside two gossiping girls in th ...more
Veganmusa Marquez
Jun 01, 2013 Veganmusa Marquez rated it it was amazing
I thought I once had a glimpse of Jessica in college, in my Greek/Roman Mythology class, but I wasn't quite sure if my eyes were just playing tricks on me, or whether I was looking at a clone that very instance. But when I started reading her Twisted stories (pun intended) and this book among others, I figured there would be no one else like her. Reading her stories made me conclude how one could never laugh at satire, not unless it is a Zafra-satire.
Katherine ang
Jul 08, 2011 Katherine ang rated it it was amazing
Informative, entertaining, witty and great. A must read. The greatest among Filipino authors.
Jillian P
My first Zafra book which led me to like the essay format of non-fiction.
Delie Dell Chua
Dec 22, 2013 Delie Dell Chua rated it it was amazing
Very funny, very sarcastic!!!!
Jane Glossil
Jan 07, 2016 Jane Glossil rated it liked it
Classic Jessica Zafra: Witty, Sarcastic, and Geeky.
Don | heyladyspring
Sep 15, 2011 Don | heyladyspring rated it it was amazing
Zafra writes amazing stories That is a fact!
Neiley
Feb 04, 2010 Neiley added it
crazy and witty... :p
Renel Yosuico
Dec 12, 2010 Renel Yosuico rated it really liked it
for the women of today
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Mar 31, 2011 Nikki rated it it was amazing
Another worthwhile re-read.
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Jessica Zafra (born 1965) is a fiction writer, columnist, editor, publisher and former television and radio show host. She is known for her sharp and witty writing style. Her most popular books are the Twisted series, a collection of her essays as a columnist for newspaper Today (now Manila Standard Today), as well as from her time as editor and publisher of the magazine Flip. She currently writes ...more
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Real people just don't sell.”
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