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Crazy Ladies

3.53  ·  Rating details ·  43 Ratings  ·  11 Reviews
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Published July 2nd 1984 by Signet (first published January 1st 1970)
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Mauoijenn ~ *Mouthy Jenn* ~
Cue the Motley Crue song "Girls Girls Girls"!

This book first of the so called " dirty books" from the past. I scored this book at an old antique store which was using it as a prop in a bookcase. I had to get it. Glad she sold it to me.

Loved it! Excellent story lines and great rememberable characters. Hysterical & Sexy. Such a great read.
Mar 07, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Cosmopolitan called this "The First Really Great Dirty Book." Bringing together the stories of four women in late 1960s New York, the novel begs to be re-read (and re-issued) decades later. It's safe to say that without Joyce Elbert, Candace Bushnell wouldn't exist. And Elbert is funny. Deeply, deeply funny. Particularly in the exchanges between Simone, French transplant, It-Girl, and devil-may-care mapcap, and her best frenemy, Anita, a stewardess (emphatically NOT a flight attendent) who wants ...more
Oct 23, 2009 rated it it was amazing
This is the original Sex & the City. Cosmopolitan called it the first real dirty book for women. If I remember correctly, the four characters are a super-modern career woman, a blond, high-maintenance flight attendant, a French model, and a voluptuous, melancholy mom who's recently left her husband. It's so snarky and weird with great descriptions of clothes and makeup from the 70s. Dude, whatever, I love this book.
Dave/Maggie Bean
May 24, 2012 rated it did not like it
Shelves: glorified-porn
I don't suppose I'd qualify as a real American, had I not spent my twenties questioning and/or violating every moral standard to which I'd adhered as a child.

Those were the '80s and '90s. We were "Gen-X." And decadence was in -- at first.

"So what's on the agenda tonight?"

"Screw 'tonight,' dude. Get over here right now! We're all calling in sick today. We have four cases of beer, every David Cronenberg, Ken Russell, David Lynch, Wes Craven, and Herschel Gordon Lewis film ever made, and a bag of
Jul 24, 2015 added it
"The Crazy Ladies is a sometimes sad, often hilarious, always compelling novel of four attractive girls trying to make it in the toughest town in the world. Joyce Elbert understands women, their hopes, fears, dreams, the way they feel about men."

That's what the flyleaf promised me. Within 10 pages I understood that Joyce Elbert knew NOTHING about women, outside of the stereotypical Cosmo Woman, concerned only about looks, fashion and how to be sexually satisfied. The people you meet in this book
carl  theaker
May 10, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fiction

As a 20-something guy I was looking for something racy to read,
which is what literary 20-something guys do, and using the time honored
male method of judging a book its cover I found 'Crazy Ladies', which
turned out to be a good read, NO, not just for 'those' parts, of
which I'm happy to say there were plenty, mmm, of which I'm sure I reread a
few times.

I see from the listings that there is a 'Return of the Crazy Ladies'.
Might have to see what they've been up to.
Angela Gill
Aug 19, 2012 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
The first of the "dirty" books, I think!
Nick Stewart
Jun 30, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Funny & filthy!
Mar 02, 2013 rated it liked it
Read this back in high school.
Sep 01, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: 1960-s
another one of my mother's books I read when she was out, aged 13.
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Not my kind of book but not disapointed to have read it.
very bizare but funny at the end.
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