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Publisher Comments:

“'You will do foolish things' said the great writer Colette, 'but do them with enthusiasm!' And that, my darlings, I have done! So put your feet up, relax, and let me take you on one woman's journey through the beguiling, bewildering wilderness of romantic encounters, replete with puppy love, Latin love, smoldering lust, stardust, obsession, high comedy, high camp, and all manner of peccadilloes and misadventures. A rollicking, madcap ride through the wide-open countryside of love. Just watch out for land mines.”

--From My First Five Husbands . . . And the Ones Who Got Away

People always ask me if I'm like Blanche. And I say, 'Well, Blanche was an oversexed, self-involved, man-crazy, vain Southern Belle from Atlanta — and I'm not from Atlanta!’” — Rue McClanahan

Who can forget Rue McClanahan as the sexy Southern vixen, Blanche Devereaux, on the Emmy-award winning series The Golden Girls? With her breezy sex appeal and sharp comedic timing, Rue infused her character with a sassy joie de vivre that captured the hearts of audiences around the world. Now, the actress behind the magic reveals her life in and out of the spotlight in a laugh-out-loud funny memoir about love, marriage, men, and getting older that is every bit as colorful as the characters she plays.

Raised in small-town Oklahoma in a house “thirteen telephone poles past the standpipe north of town,” Rue developed her two great passions—theater and men—at an early age. She arrived in New York City in 1957 with two-weeks worth of money in her pocket, hustled her way into a class with the legendary Uta Hagen, and began working her way up in the acting world against the vibrant, free-spirited backdrop of the sixties. That’s when she met and married Husband #1—a handsome rogue of an aspiring actor who quickly left her with a young son. Still, she was determined to make it on the stage and screen—and in the years that followed, rose to the top of the entertainment world with a host of adventures (and husbands) along the way.

From her roles on Broadway opposite Dustin Hoffman and Brad Davis, to her first television appearances on Maude and All in the Family, to the Golden Girls era and beyond, My First Five Husbands is the irresistible story of one woman’s quest to find herself. Now happily married to Husband #6, Rue is proof that many things can and do get better with age—and that with tenacity, talent, and a little help from Saint Dymphna, even a small-town girl can make it big.

Told with Rue’s saucy wit and Southern charm, My First Five husbands is a deliciously entertaining take on life and love from an irrepressible star.

Synopsis:

This book is about men I have known, in both the Platonic and Biblical senses. Some I knew only slightly, some quite well. Some I'll love always, some I no longer like very much, and there area few I'd like to strip naked, tie to a Maypole, smear with sweet syrup near a beehive, then stand back and watch. I'll describe a goodly number of these hot dudes-andduds-keeping the nicest man for last because--if for nothing else--I'd like to leave you, dear reader, with a good taste in your mouth, and Hubbies #3 and #4 mightmake you want to rush to gargle. There were times I truly wondered, Lord, will I EVER get it right? Thank God I thrive on variety.

--From My First Five Husbands . . . Andthe Ones Who Got Away

People always ask me if I'm like Blanche. And I say, 'Well, Blanche was an oversexed, self-involved, man-crazy, vain Southern Belle from Atlanta — andI'm not from Atlanta ' — Rue McClanahan

Who can forget Rue McClanahan as the sexy Southern vixen, Blanche Devereaux, on the Emmy-award winning series The GoldenGirls? With her breezy sex appeal and sharp comedic timing, Rue infused her character with a sassy joie de vivre that captured the hearts of women everywhere. Now, the actress behind the magicreveals her life in and out of the spotlight in a laugh-out-loud funny memoir about love, marriage, men, and getting older that is every bit as colorful as the characters she plays.

Raised in small-town Oklahoma in a house thirteen telephone poles past the standpipe north of town, Rue developed her two great passions-theater andmen-at an early age. She arrived in New York City in 1957 with two-weeks worth of money in her pocket, hustled her way into a class with the legendary Uta Hagen, and began working her way up in the acting worldagainst the vibrant, free-spirited backdrop of the sixties. That's when she met and married Husband #1-a handsome rogue of an aspiring actor who quickly left her with a young son. Still, she wasdetermined to make it on the stage and screen-and in the years that followed, rose to the top of the entertainment world with a host of adventures (and husbands) along the way.

From her roleson Broadway opposite Dustin Hoffman and Brad Davis, to her first television appearances on Maude and All in the Family, to the Golden Girls eraand beyond, My First Five Husbands is the irresistible story of one woman's quest to find herself. Now happily married to her soul mate, Husband #6, Rue is proof that many things can and do getbetter with age-and that, if she keeps her wits about her, even a small-town girl can make it big.

Told with Rue's saucy wit and Southern charm, My First Fivehusbands is a deliciously entertaining take on life and love from an irrepressible star.

Synopsis:

"People always ask me if I'm like Blanche. And I say, 'Well, Blanche was an oversexed, self-involved, man-killing, vain Southern belle from Atlanta--and I'm not from Atlanta!" Rue McClanahan, perhaps best known for her Golden Girls role, shares her personal story in a witty memoir that is every bit as colorful as the characters she plays. From her arrival in New York with little money to her name, to her time studying with theater legend Uta Hagen, to her first television role on All in the Family, to The Golden Girls years and beyond, Rue chronicles her life in Hollywood--and all the men (five big ones) and adventures that happened along the way. Now happily married to her soul mate, Rue is proof that many things can and do get better with age--and that, if she keeps her wits about her, even a small-town girl can make it big.--From publisher description.

About the Author

Rue McClanahan was born in Healdton, Oklahoma, and graduated cum laude in theater from the University of Tulsa. Most noted for her role as Blanche on The Golden Girls, McClanahan has had a number of well-known starring roles in television and on Broadway. In addition to her work as an actress, McClanahan speaks regularly for breast cancer awareness and prevention of cruelty toward animals. She lives in New York City with her husband, Morrow Wilson, and her cat, Bianca.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780767927796
Publisher:
Broadway Books
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography : Entertainment & Performing Arts
Author:
McClanahan, Rue
Author:
Rue McClanahan
Subject:
Actors
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Entertainment & Performing Arts - General
Subject:
Entertainment & Performing Arts - Actors & Actresses
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Actors -- United States.
Subject:
McClanahan, Rue
Subject:
Entertainment & Performing Arts
Subject:
Biography-Entertainment and Performing Arts
Subject:
Film and Television-Actor Biographies
Subject:
Film and Television-Biography
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20070410
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
352

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Biography » Women

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Product details 352 pages Crown Publishing Group - English 9780767927796 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , This book is about men I have known, in both the Platonic and Biblical senses. Some I knew only slightly, some quite well. Some I'll love always, some I no longer like very much, and there area few I'd like to strip naked, tie to a Maypole, smear with sweet syrup near a beehive, then stand back and watch. I'll describe a goodly number of these hot dudes-andduds-keeping the nicest man for last because--if for nothing else--I'd like to leave you, dear reader, with a good taste in your mouth, and Hubbies #3 and #4 mightmake you want to rush to gargle. There were times I truly wondered, Lord, will I EVER get it right? Thank God I thrive on variety.

--From My First Five Husbands . . . Andthe Ones Who Got Away

People always ask me if I'm like Blanche. And I say, 'Well, Blanche was an oversexed, self-involved, man-crazy, vain Southern Belle from Atlanta — andI'm not from Atlanta ' — Rue McClanahan

Who can forget Rue McClanahan as the sexy Southern vixen, Blanche Devereaux, on the Emmy-award winning series The GoldenGirls? With her breezy sex appeal and sharp comedic timing, Rue infused her character with a sassy joie de vivre that captured the hearts of women everywhere. Now, the actress behind the magicreveals her life in and out of the spotlight in a laugh-out-loud funny memoir about love, marriage, men, and getting older that is every bit as colorful as the characters she plays.

Raised in small-town Oklahoma in a house thirteen telephone poles past the standpipe north of town, Rue developed her two great passions-theater andmen-at an early age. She arrived in New York City in 1957 with two-weeks worth of money in her pocket, hustled her way into a class with the legendary Uta Hagen, and began working her way up in the acting worldagainst the vibrant, free-spirited backdrop of the sixties. That's when she met and married Husband #1-a handsome rogue of an aspiring actor who quickly left her with a young son. Still, she wasdetermined to make it on the stage and screen-and in the years that followed, rose to the top of the entertainment world with a host of adventures (and husbands) along the way.

From her roleson Broadway opposite Dustin Hoffman and Brad Davis, to her first television appearances on Maude and All in the Family, to the Golden Girls eraand beyond, My First Five Husbands is the irresistible story of one woman's quest to find herself. Now happily married to her soul mate, Husband #6, Rue is proof that many things can and do getbetter with age-and that, if she keeps her wits about her, even a small-town girl can make it big.

Told with Rue's saucy wit and Southern charm, My First Fivehusbands is a deliciously entertaining take on life and love from an irrepressible star.

"Synopsis" by , "People always ask me if I'm like Blanche. And I say, 'Well, Blanche was an oversexed, self-involved, man-killing, vain Southern belle from Atlanta--and I'm not from Atlanta!" Rue McClanahan, perhaps best known for her Golden Girls role, shares her personal story in a witty memoir that is every bit as colorful as the characters she plays. From her arrival in New York with little money to her name, to her time studying with theater legend Uta Hagen, to her first television role on All in the Family, to The Golden Girls years and beyond, Rue chronicles her life in Hollywood--and all the men (five big ones) and adventures that happened along the way. Now happily married to her soul mate, Rue is proof that many things can and do get better with age--and that, if she keeps her wits about her, even a small-town girl can make it big.--From publisher description.
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