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Auntie Mame by Patrick Dennis
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Mar 09, 2012

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This book was a breeze to read! Now that I have the time, I devoured this tale of Auntie Mame’s flamboyant character in about 3 days. Auntie Mame is by no means deep or rich in morals; it is a simplistic comedy. Every chapter beholds a new story each one more ridiculous then the last. Although this book is not on my list of favorites it was an enjoyable read that I would recommend to others and I can certainly see how it was so popular when it was first published. Considering how I am currently trying to plow my way through some old classics Auntie Mame was a nice, lighthearted change. Patrick Dennis’ writing style was very simplistic but effective. Perhaps my only discrepancy is how he never explained what happened when Auntie Mame was stuck in quarantine with the misbehaving (to put it nicely) orphans. On a funny note, it wasn’t until I was most of the way through the book that I realized it was all fiction. It’s about a boy named Patrick Dennis and written by Patrick Dennis so it must be about his childhood, simple as that, right? Wrong! Turns out it was inspired by his aunt but in real like he was raised by his parents and the authors real name is Edward Tanner although he was know as “Pat.” Having read this book I am ever more eager to see a stage production of Jerry Herman’s musical adaption “Mame.” I’ve just got to wait until a local theatre company decides to produce it…

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March 9, 2012 – Started Reading
March 9, 2012 – Shelved
March 9, 2012 –
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March 13, 2012 – Finished Reading

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