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Women's wicked wit : from Jane Austen to Roseanne Barr
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Chicago : Chicago Review Press, 2001, c2000.
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312 p.
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Forget scratching and hair-pulling: once a girl gets past the age of eight, she knows her deadliest weapon is her tongue. Women's Wicked Wit is a selection of women's most acerbic comments on life, chock-full of quotations from Margaret Atwood, Jane Austen, Tallulah Bankhead, Hillary Clinton, Bette Davis, George Eliot, Zsa Zsa Gabor, Germaine Greer, Rita Hayworth, Erica Jong, Madonna, Katherine Mansfield, Marilyn Monroe, Dorothy Parker, Dolly Parton, Joan Rivers, Bessie Smith, Margaret Thatcher, Edith Wharton, Oprah Winfrey, and many more. Nothing and no one escapes these women's glare: women on women, women on men and other animals, and a huge range of other subjects, from birth to burial, romance to revenge, and money to mortality. The whole proves that when it comes to cutting remarks, the female of the species is indeed deadlier than the male.

Author Notes

Michelle Lovric writes, researches, and design-illustrated anthologies and Children's books. She splits her time between London and Venice.

(Bowker Author Biography)

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Publisher's Weekly Review

"Our marriage license turned out to be a learner's permit," quips Joan Rivers. And as for Joy Behar: "Sure I want a man in my house, but not in my life." In Women's Wicked Wit from Jane Austen to Roseanne Barr, Michelle Lovric (Love Letters: An Anthology of Passion) quotes intellectuals, movie stars, pop singers, artists, comedians, novelists and women of every other stripe on topics ranging from "The Sex War" and "Marriage and Divorce" to "Work, Power & Money" and "The Arts." There is something for everyone in these pithy, funny, outrageous, enigmatic, feminist, antifeminist, arrogant, self-mocking quotations. ( May) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved