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Coffee at Luke's: An Unauthorized Gilmore Girls Gabfest (Smart Pop)

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Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

In the fall of 2000, Gilmore Girls premiered on the WB and viewers were introduced to the quirky world of Stars Hollow and the Gilmores who had made it their home, mother-daughter best friends Lorelai and Rory Gilmore. With the show in its seventh season on the fledgling CW, Coffee at Luke's is the perfect look at what has made the show such a clever, beloved part of the television landscape for so long.

What are the risks of having your mother be your best friend? How is Gilmore Girls anti-family, at least in the traditional sense? Whats a male viewer to do when he finds both mother and daughter attractive? And how is creator Amy Sherman-Palladino like Emily Gilmore? From the shows class consciousness to the way the characters are shaped by the books they read, the music they listen to and the movies they watch, Coffee at Luke's looks at the sometimes hilarious, sometimes heartbreaking underpinnings of smart viewers Tuesday night television staple, and takes them further into Stars Hollow than theyve ever been before.

Review:

"Novelist Crusie resumes editorial duties in this follow-up to her previous Smart Pop series entries (Flirting with Pride and Prejudice, Totally Charmed), a collection of essays on the television series Gilmore Girls, a small-town mom-and-daughter dramedy known for clever, rapid-fire dialogue and rich relationships. This title arrives just in time for grieving fans-after seven seasons, Gilmore recently aired its final show-but is a typically mixed bag. Charlotte Fullerton's defense of the show's cantankerous elder stateswoman, Emily, is an insightful look at 'a fascinatingly complex, layered fictional human being.' Sara Morrison's 'Your Guide to the Real Stars Hollow Business World,' in which she compares the Connecticut town of her teenage years with Gilmores' setting to determine which businesses would survive, is amusing but aimless. Further off the mark is Jill Winters' exploration of the static life of a fictional town ('Stars Hollow does not seem to be a place where one can evolve') in which she seems to forget that she's discussing a comedy-drama, not real life-a mistake she's not alone in making. This title may not have a long shelf-life, but disenfranchised Gilmore devotees-likely the most bookish TV fans a bookseller could hope for-are sure to give it attention." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Synopsis:

The quirky world of Stars Hollow and the incredible relationship of the Gilmore Girls--mother Lorelai and daughter Rory are best friends--continues to engage viewers after seven seasons, with its lightning-fast dialogue, dry wit, and unusual take on family relations. In this satirical yet sensitive collection of essays, leading writers weigh in on how this unique show has successfully broken the teenage-sitcom mold and gained viewers of all ages. Addressing questions such as "What are the risks of having your mother be your best friend?"" How is "Gilmore Girls "anti-family, at least in the traditional sense?" and "What's a male viewer to do when he finds both mother and daughter attractive?" this anthology also looks at how the characters are shaped by the pop culture they consume and how prevalent a feeling of class consciousness is within the series. ""

About the Author

Jennifer Crusie is a New York Times–bestselling author whose books include Bet Me, Faking It, Fast Women, Flirting with Pride & Prejudice, and Welcome to Temptation. She is the editor of Totally Charmed: Whitelighters, Demons and the Power of the Three.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781933771175
Author:
Crusie, Jennifer (edt)
Publisher:
Benbella Books
With:
Wilson, Leah
Editor:
Crusie, Jennifer
Editor:
Wilson, Leah
Author:
Wilson, Leah
Author:
Crusie, Jennifer, Etc
Author:
Crusie, Jennifer
Subject:
Television - History & Criticism
Subject:
Film and Television-Media Studies
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Smart Pop
Publication Date:
20070431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
197
Dimensions:
9.1 x 6 in 11.6 oz

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Novelist Crusie resumes editorial duties in this follow-up to her previous Smart Pop series entries (Flirting with Pride and Prejudice, Totally Charmed), a collection of essays on the television series Gilmore Girls, a small-town mom-and-daughter dramedy known for clever, rapid-fire dialogue and rich relationships. This title arrives just in time for grieving fans-after seven seasons, Gilmore recently aired its final show-but is a typically mixed bag. Charlotte Fullerton's defense of the show's cantankerous elder stateswoman, Emily, is an insightful look at 'a fascinatingly complex, layered fictional human being.' Sara Morrison's 'Your Guide to the Real Stars Hollow Business World,' in which she compares the Connecticut town of her teenage years with Gilmores' setting to determine which businesses would survive, is amusing but aimless. Further off the mark is Jill Winters' exploration of the static life of a fictional town ('Stars Hollow does not seem to be a place where one can evolve') in which she seems to forget that she's discussing a comedy-drama, not real life-a mistake she's not alone in making. This title may not have a long shelf-life, but disenfranchised Gilmore devotees-likely the most bookish TV fans a bookseller could hope for-are sure to give it attention." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by , The quirky world of Stars Hollow and the incredible relationship of the Gilmore Girls--mother Lorelai and daughter Rory are best friends--continues to engage viewers after seven seasons, with its lightning-fast dialogue, dry wit, and unusual take on family relations. In this satirical yet sensitive collection of essays, leading writers weigh in on how this unique show has successfully broken the teenage-sitcom mold and gained viewers of all ages. Addressing questions such as "What are the risks of having your mother be your best friend?"" How is "Gilmore Girls "anti-family, at least in the traditional sense?" and "What's a male viewer to do when he finds both mother and daughter attractive?" this anthology also looks at how the characters are shaped by the pop culture they consume and how prevalent a feeling of class consciousness is within the series. ""
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