Barbara Holland

Barbara Holland


Born
in Washington, D.C., The United States
April 05, 1933

Died
September 07, 2010

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Barbara Murray Holland was an American author who wrote in defense of such modern-day vices as cursing, drinking, eating fatty food and smoking cigarettes, as well as a memoir of her time spent growing up in Chevy Chase, Maryland, near Washington, D.C.

Average rating: 3.76 · 1,698 ratings · 305 reviews · 25 distinct worksSimilar authors
Endangered Pleasures: In De...

3.72 avg rating — 310 ratings — published 1995 — 6 editions
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They Went Whistling: Women ...

3.62 avg rating — 274 ratings — published 2001 — 6 editions
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When All the World Was Youn...

3.87 avg rating — 204 ratings — published 2005 — 4 editions
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Gentlemen's Blood: A Histor...

3.63 avg rating — 211 ratings — published 2003 — 5 editions
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The Joy of Drinking

3.79 avg rating — 158 ratings — published 2007 — 7 editions
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Bingo Night at the Fire Hal...

3.78 avg rating — 111 ratings — published 1997 — 3 editions
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Secrets of the Cat

3.72 avg rating — 139 ratings — published 1988 — 9 editions
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Hail to the Chiefs: Preside...

3.83 avg rating — 95 ratings — published 1990 — 6 editions
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Wasn't the Grass Greener?: ...

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3.64 avg rating — 55 ratings — published 1999 — 3 editions
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Prisoners at the Kitchen Table

4.21 avg rating — 43 ratings — published 1979
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“There is no 'cat language.' Painful as it is for us to admit, they don't need one!”
Barbara Holland

“Drink, the social glue of the human race. Probably in the beginning we could explain ourselves to our close family members with grunts, muttered syllables, gestures, slaps, and punches. Then when the neighbors started dropping in to help harvest, stomp, stir, and drink the bounty of the land, after we'd softened our natural suspicious hostility with a few stiff ones, we had to think up some more nuanced communications, like words. From there it was a short step to grammar, civil law, religion, history, and "The Whiffenpoof Song.”
Barbara Holland, The Joy of Drinking

“A catless writer is almost inconceivable. It's a perverse taste, really, since it would be easier to write with a herd of buffalo in the room than even one cat; they make nests in the notes and bite the end of the pen and walk on the typewriter keys. ”
Barbara Holland

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