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Publisher Comments:

In plays such as Isn't It Romantic, Uncommon Women and Others, and the Pulitzer Prize-winning The Heidi Chronicles, Wendy Wasserstein put her finger on the pulse of her past-modern, post-feminist sisters and delivered her diagnosis with shrewd good humor and an unerring sense of the absurd. That same engaging sensibility bubbles through the twenty-nine essays in Bachelor Girls, in which Wasserstein presents her observations on:
  • Boyfriends — "The worse the boyfriend, the more stunning your American Express bill."
  • Role Models — "In the forties, emulating an ideal woman meant bobbing your hair like Betty Grable's. In the eighties, because of Jessica Lange, women have to get a Pulitzer Prize-winning actor-playwright to fall in love with them, have a child by one of the world's great dancers, be nominated for two Academy Awards, and enjoy doing the laundry alone on a farm."
  • Success — "I knew my friend Patti was a big-time Hollywood agent the first time I saw her dial a telephone with a pencil."
Ranging from the dietary secrets of lemon mousse to the politics of the second marriage, with stopovers at a bar mitzvah in Westchester, a chess tournament in Rumania, and a Tokyo production of Isn't It Romantic, Bachelor Girls is pure Wasserstein, which is to say, pure joy.

Review:

"An astute and sparkling collection from Wendy Wasserstein: incisive yet warm, critical and affectionate, funny without bitterness, and happy." Joseph Heller, author of Catch 22

Review:

"Wasserstein paints a vibrant picture of today's single young women who aspire to independence but still want meaningful relationships. A literary 'Cathy' (the cartoon) with the same appeal." School Library Journal

Review:

"Possibly amusing as stage patter or magazine filler, such trite ephemera turn deadly gathered between a book's covers." Publishers Weekly

Synopsis:

From the Pulitzer Prize winning playwright, her first book — a fresh, funny, serious look at the lives of women today.

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About the Author

Wendy Wasserstein is the author of the the plays Uncommon Women and Others, Isn't It Romantic, The Sisters Rosensweig, An American Daughter, and The Heidi Chronicles, for which she received a Tony Award and the Pulitzer Prize, the novel Elements of Style, and Shiksa Goddess. She was admired both for the warmth and the satirical cool of her writing; each of her plays and books captures an essence of the time, makes us laugh and leaves us wiser. Wendy Wasserstein was born in 1950 in Brooklyn and died at the age of 55. Her daughter, Lucy Jane, lives in New York.

Table of Contents

Bachelor Girl 3
The World's Worst Boyfriends 9
My Mother, Then and NOW 15
The Body Minimal 23
Tokyo Story 29
Nails: The Naked and the Red 39
Aunt Florence's Bar Mitzvah 45
The Sleeping Beauty Syndrome:
The New Agony of Single Men 58
Modern Maturity 61
Reflections on Leather Rhinos 67
Perfect Women Who Are Bearable 75
Big Brother 81
She Ate Cake with Marie Antoinette 85
A Screenwriter's Diary 91
The Good, the Plaid, and the Ugly 101
To Live and Diet 107
High Adventure in the Balkans 113
The New Capitalist Tool 125
Pappagallo Jungle 131
The Razor's Edge 137
The Messiah 143
A Phone of Her Own 149
Avenue of the Stars 155
In Charm's Way 165
Mrs. Smith Goes to Washington 175
Jean Harlow's Wedding Night 181
Christmas in Flatbush 189
Winner Take All 193
Boy Meets Girl 199

Product Details

ISBN:
9780679730620
Author:
Wasserstein, Wendy
Publisher:
Vintage Books
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Women's Studies
Subject:
Essays
Subject:
American
Subject:
American drama (dramatic works by one author)
Subject:
Single women
Subject:
Humor
Subject:
Single women -- Humor.
Subject:
Women's Studies - General
Subject:
General Humor
Subject:
Anthologies-Essays
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Reprint ed.
Series:
Vintage
Publication Date:
July 2, 1991
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
8.01x5.27x.49 in. .42 lbs.

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Product details 224 pages Vintage Books USA - English 9780679730620 Reviews:
"Review" by , "An astute and sparkling collection from Wendy Wasserstein: incisive yet warm, critical and affectionate, funny without bitterness, and happy."
"Review" by , "Wasserstein paints a vibrant picture of today's single young women who aspire to independence but still want meaningful relationships. A literary 'Cathy' (the cartoon) with the same appeal."
"Review" by , "Possibly amusing as stage patter or magazine filler, such trite ephemera turn deadly gathered between a book's covers."
"Synopsis" by , From the Pulitzer Prize winning playwright, her first book — a fresh, funny, serious look at the lives of women today.
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