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What the L?

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What the L? is a new collection of published and unpublished writings that showcases Kate Clinton's gifts as one of the all-time favorite lesbian comics. Like Ellen DeGeneres and Rosie O'Donnell, Clinton is a nationally acclaimed quick-witted, laugh-out-loud funny comic whose hilarious takes on everything from gay marriage ("mad vow disease") and Queer Eye for the Straight ...more
Paperback, 284 pages
Published May 20th 2005 by Da Capo Press (first published 2005)
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Feb 25, 2008 rated it it was ok
Shelves: humor
I HATE puns, and Kate Clinton just adores them. And once she thinks of one, she likes to use it over and over again - and collections of essays often suffer as soon as you realize that an author who seems to do a good job with a monthly column is actually only rehashing the same material over and over've simply forgotten in the last month. This is Clinton's problem. This book is about 250 pages long, but I can give it to you right here: W. is an ass, gay people should worry less abo ...more
Jul 08, 2010 rated it really liked it
I'm about a decade late and have never had much interest in (or patience for) politics, but I will definitely say I enjoyed this book. It was repetitive in places as she wrote many of the concepts from her mind in multiple essays, which then all ended up in the same book. I enjoyed the writing style and of course the humour!

My absolute favourite, I think, is when she describes her interactions/life with her girlfriend, including some of the technology. This book was a good laugh at my history. I
Jan 19, 2008 rated it really liked it
Funny funny funny. This woman will take on just about everything and will make you laugh until you cry.
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Jun 07, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Kate Clinton is too much. Funny, but with a great political/social message. You will laugh your ass off reading this book.
Apr 07, 2010 rated it it was amazing
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Kate Clinton is a faith-based, tax-paying, America-loving political humorist and family entertainer. With a career spanning over 25 years, Kate Clinton has worked through economic booms and busts, Disneyfication and Walmartization, gay movements and gay markets, lesbian chic and queer eyes, and ten presidential inaugurals. She still believes that humor gets us through peacetime, wartime and scound ...more
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