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Around the World with Auntie Mame Around the World with Auntie Mame (Auntie Mame #2)

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Encore, Encore The brilliant sequel to the smash bestseller "Auntie Mame" is back and the reviews are in . . . "From the Trade Paperback edition."
ebook, 336 pages
Published December 18th 2007 by Broadway Books (first published 1958)
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Richard Derus
Jan 16, 2012 Richard Derus rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Rating: 4 rollicking stars of five

Oh dear, oh dear, however shall I survive? There is no more Auntie Mame-age available, nor ever shall be, since Dennis is dead these 35 years. The sequel to Auntie Mame appeared in 1958, and was published of the pieces that didn't fit the original frame of "My Most Unforgettable Character." (Remember those? Reader's Digest was such a bland magazine, but those were always fun to read.) This time the frame is Patrick trying to keep his irascible wife Pegeen from k
Jan 26, 2012 Roberta rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2012
Primo libro che ho acquistato per il Kindle, Around the World With Auntie Mame è il seguito del fortunatissimo Auntie Mame. Patrick è ormai cresciuto, e cerca di consolare la moglie Pegeen, preoccupata per la lontananza del figlioletto decenne, sparito due anni e mezzo prima insieme a Zia Mame per un giro all'estero e ora da mesi disperso a tutti gli effetti.

E' così che Patrick racconta alla moglie una versione edulcorata del suo viaggio insieme a Zia Mame, molti anni prima, mentre noi lettori r
Jun 16, 2011 Susanne rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Auntie Mame is back, and she’s ready to get scandalous. In the second volume of Patrick Dennis’ fictional memoir of a boy growing up with his super rich, super elegant, super crazy aunt, the narrator reminisces about his travels with Mame during the 1930s. From Europe to Communist Russia (a brilliantly satirical chapter that was censored from the original 1950s release for being too risky), to the Middle East, Mame travels on a trail of scandalous social engagements, disastrous romance and neck- ...more
Jul 07, 2009 Sandy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
read this YEARS ago and loved it-doesn't every child want an Auntie Mame?
Nov 07, 2010 Wendi rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: memoirs
Around the World picks up where Auntie Mame leaves off: With Patrick and Pegeen saying good bye to their son Michael as he joins Auntie Mame in India for what was supposed to be 2 weeks.

Two years later, nearing Christmas, Michael hasn't returned home and the postcards and letters have stopped coming in. Patrick and Pegeen are besides themselves with worry about where in the world Michael is with Auntie Mame and the trouble they are getting into. Pegeen probes Patrick to tell her what happened on
Feb 28, 2011 Judy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: fans of humor and history combined

The most interesting thing about the #4 bestseller of 1958 is its publishing history. The original manuscript included a chapter, "Auntie Mame and Mother Russia." which was not in the 1958 edition. Due to the recent Senator McCarthy and his communist witch hunt, Harcourt Brace deemed the chapter too controversial. The missing episode was found years later by the author's widow and finally included in a 1990 reprint.

That leads to the second interesting feature of this book. It is much funnier,
Sarah Sammis
The Auntie Mame movie always seemed to be on when I was at my grandmother's house. She was the only one in our family to have cable and she always seemed to have a hundred or more channels. She was also very liberal with what she let me watch. So there was always at least one playing Auntie Mame and another one showing Monty Python's Flying Circus and one more showing Pink Floyd's The Wall. And if it was late at night, usually one channel somewhere was showing 2001. I've seen all of them more ti ...more
Carl Kleinebecker
SO.... OH DEAR LORD HOW HAVE I NOT WRITEN A REVIEW FOR THIS... OK... so after LOVING the original... finding out there was a SECOND book.... OMG... of course I had to search for it alas it was not until its re-released in paperback in September 2001 did I find it :). This book like is predecessor is a scathing and mad cap ROMP across the world... I adored this book as much at the first! Anyone who does not like this book (or Auntie Mame" because it is formulaic needs to WAKE UP... THIS IS WHAT T ...more
Sep 23, 2008 Shana rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Patrick's story of growing up with Auntie Mame fills in a missing chapter from the first book -- the tale of their trip to Europe. This book continues in the same vein -- over the top, madcap adventures.

Interesting chapter in here when Mame and Patrick go to the Soviet Union and end up in a commune. Apparently this chapter was not allowed to be published when the book was first published, but they found it and put it in this edition. The book was obviously rewritten (in the 50s) to not include i
Oct 17, 2007 Tosh rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Why Patrick Dennis's novels are not all in print is a complete mystery to me. One of the great figures and writers from the Island of Manhattan. Superb humor that is almost slapstick but incredibly witty and sometimes bitchy. This is the sequal to Auntie Mame and it is as good as the original. Go for it!
Dec 06, 2014 Regina rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Truly one of the funniest books I've ever had the pleasure of reading. Patrick Dennis' wonderfully whacky, crazy, live life to the fullest, Auntie Mame stories are always in my top five funny, must reads list.
Definitely not as charming as the first book, but it is good to "see" Mame again!
Nov 06, 2016 JJ rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Jun 12, 2016 Don rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I've been reading a lot lately about the Broadway musical "Mame" which celebrates its 50th anniversary this year. The Jerry Herman score is topnotch and it gave Angela Lansbury her start in the musical theater. The musical is based on a book, "Auntie Mame" by Patrick Dennis, which I have never read. This offering is a sequel to that book and so I chose to read it when it was put up as a digital download on BARD, the website used by print disabled people to retrieve books which are part of the ta ...more
May 25, 2016 Colleen rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: humor, fiction
Wow. The cover has a blurb on it that says "Funnier than the first book" and I even snorted when I saw that. Pretty bold claim. And you know what? It is. I laughed all the way through this book. When we last saw her, Auntie Mame came back from trip abroad to spirit away Patrick's 7 year old son a trip to India. It's now 2 and a half years later and Patrick is falling apart. He hates his office, because no news from the State Department over his kidnapped son, and hates to go home at night becaus ...more
Dec 02, 2013 Cassandra rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Patricks Frau ist vor Sorge um den gemeinsamen Sohn Michael außer sich. Seit über drei Jahren ist Michael mit Tante Mame auf Reisen, dabei hatte sie versprochen das Kind am Labor Day zurückzubringen, nur hatte sie vergessen in welchem Jahr das geschehen sollte.

Dies ist der zweite Roman um die überaus reiche und exzentrische Tante Mame. Patrick wurde als Kind von Tante Mame großgezogen. Er ist mit ihr um die Welt gereist und erinnert sich jetzt an das Jahr 1937 und die verrückten Abenteuer, in d
Matteo Pellegrini

Partendo per l'Oriente col piccolo Michael, Mame aveva promesso di tornare in tempo per la riapertura delle scuole, e qualcuno aveva fatto finta di crederle. Ma sono passati due anni, e della strana coppia nessuna notizia, se non qualche salutino entusiastico sul retro di una cartolina, regolarmente inviata dai luoghi più incantevoli del pianeta. Pegeen è fuori di sé, ma Patrick le dice di non preoccuparsi: zia Mame gira il mondo meglio di chiunque altro. Tu come lo sai, gli chiede Pegeen. Perch

Apr 12, 2015 Scott rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Not as good as the first book, but ultimately, it rather mirrors its structure, and not simply in the sense that it is based on interconnected short stories. The relationship with Basil Fitz-Hugh seems a bit too dragged out when readers of the first book already know he ends up with Vera and not with Mame, and as with the first book, the climax involves fighting antisemitism. While the first book built toward Patrick's willingness to reject the Upsons as wholeheartedly as Mame does, for this boo ...more
Jul 27, 2014 ApettaVale rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: e-book
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May 08, 2012 Thais rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Ci ho messo tantissimo a leggere questo libro, vuoi perché a tratti i personaggi parlano in un modo difficile da decifrare, vuoi perché all'inizio non mi ha presa molto, ma dopo un po' sono entrata nello spirito del romanzo e me lo sono goduto abbastanza. Auntie Mame è veramente una forza della natura, in grado di cavarsela in qualsiasi circostanza, di creare confusione e poi di uscirne in maniera impeccabile, di mettere in piedi grandi progetti e poi di abbandonarli su due piedi per raggiungere ...more
Apr 28, 2011 Taylor rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I love these books and could never say a bad word about them! The second book focuses on Patrick and Mame's travel adventures all over the world. Unlike the first book you see a much shorter period of time, right before WWII and also before Patrick is supposed to begin college. Of course nothing ever goes as planned and Mame and Patrick always manage to get themselves into the craziest of situations. Nevertheless Auntie Mame always escapes with grace and style. I wished this book would never end ...more
Manuel Antão
Dec 28, 2012 Manuel Antão rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2012
Such a witty and sparkling prose!

A greatly enjoyable and captivating reading! Auntie Mame is such a brilliant and sophisticated Lady and such a sweet and loving aunt (but nothing conventional ...) that nobody will resist her!
Set in the '30s and '40s and '50s, it hasn't lost at all its sparkling humour.

Mame representes a counterculture that was almost non-existent at the time the book was written.

She's anti-establishment, anti-bourgeois, anti-racist, anti-bad taste, and anti-pretension...She's
Greg Kerestan
More of the same isn't so bad when the same is pretty much what you want and expect, so Patrick Dennis's globe-trotting sequel to "Auntie Mame" delivers the goods. This isn't the delightfully zany mother figure theatre people know from the musical "Mame." This Mame is a little rougher around the edges and a little darker, a self-deluding, hypocritical, alternately loving and frightening MILF before there were such a word. (Think Mary Louise Parker, not Angela Lansbury.) This book is a great and ...more
In this madcap sequel, Patrick is dragged around Europe (mostly) by madcap Auntie Mame, who goes native in one country after another and then must flee it, which she always does with aplomb (and devastating hats). It was quite hilarious. I am sorry that this was not also made into a movie starring Rosalind Russell, though that might have been difficult, as it is more risqué than the original and features very many changes of scene. My copy was the 1958 original from the library, and I've since l ...more
Jan 08, 2009 Rachel rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Another book that I would like to give 3.5 stars to. Some parts were quite clever and I was pleasantly struck by the openness of scenes & comments about minor drugs, massive alcohol consumption and premarital sex (let's not forget this was written mid-century). Auntie Mame was no prude! However, I also found the humor style dated in parts. My one word description is "madcap". And I just don't think of madcap as a current humor style that really makes you laugh.
Feb 23, 2015 Claire rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
First read this when I was in high school, after reading "Auntie Mame" I love that character so much! Mame Dennis is someone I would have enjoyed knowing. Everyone needs a flamboyant big hearted 'aunt' figure in their life!!!!

Highly recommend (along with The Joyous Season also by Dennis and my personal favorite of all his books)
Dec 01, 2012 Ffiamma rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: americana
il personaggio di mame sarà pure caricaturale e le situazioni descritte al limite del grottesco- ma è una discreta lettura d'intrattenimento, che strappa qualche risata e parecchi momenti di leggerezza. certo, il primo libro è esilarante e questo sa di "già visto", però zia e nipote sono davvero una buffa coppia.
Sep 02, 2015 Robert rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: x2014-15-season
Along with its predecessor Auntie Mame, this book serves not only as a window into the realities of Pre WWII travel, it also acts as a rather pointed reminder of the old adage 'the more things change the more they stay the same'. the characters are just as fresh as they were when first written over a half-century ago, and but for the lack of modern technology could have been written yesterday.
Emily Von pfahl
Feb 11, 2016 Emily Von pfahl rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction, humor, new-york
A wonderful read, featuring a wonderful cast of characters. I truly wish that Mame had been a real person, and in a way she was, seeing as she was a composite of the author and people in his life. Funny, and at times touching, full of witty dialogue and Mame's joie de vive. Just a delightful read.
Just like the original book, this sequel is madcap, zany, spirited, hilarious, and everything that a wandering romp around the world should be. Mame’s sheer enthusiasm combined with Patrick’s supremely dry observations and the mind-boggling cameos, special guests and random bystanders make for a book that is dizzying, discombobulating and divalicious all at one. A rip roaring good time!
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