An Irreverent Escapade
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"Outrageous, hilarious, ribald, sophisticated, slapsatiric." The Denver Post
With a wit as sharp as a vodka stinger and a heart as free as her spirit, Auntie Mame burst onto the literary scene in 1955 -- and today remains one of the most unforgettable characters in contemporary fiction. Follow the rollicking adventures of this unflappable flapper as seen through the wide eyes of her young, impressionable nephew and discover anew or for the first time why Mame has made the world a more wonderful place . . .
From the Paperback edition.
Not the film, but still great!
I grew up loving the Rosalind Russel film, and I've been wanting to read the book for quite some time. The Mame in the book isn't as perfect and lovable as Russel's character, and the book definitely has some darker moments than WB's bubblegum adaptation. There's a lot more to the book, though- back stories, additional life events, and other details that the film may have had you wondering about. It's still a fun read, though, and anybody who loves the film should take some time to read it.