Thursday, February 18, 2010

A Must Read

Well, if Clare Boothe Luce liked it, it has to be good!

It was especially thoughtful of the designer to have included this tome's original title, so that paperback buyers needn't have fretted whether Red Carpet for Mamie Eisenhower (or is it actually the more stentorian Red Carpet for MAMIE EISENHOWER?) was in fact a new and different biography than the seminal Red Carpet for Mamie that they had bought in hardback last year when they were on vacation at Ogunquit and it was the only thing the damn drugstore stocked besides the awful Taylor Caldwell novel that Aunt Gert gave them at Eastertime.

7 comments:

  1. Did they give her a henna rinse to match that carpet?

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  2. I love that the book is 'complete and unabridged,' suggesting that they considered taking out the juicier bits....her secret lust for Adlai Stevenson and the holes in his shoe.

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  3. ...not to mention the secret ingredient in her Million Dollar Fudge - one that explains her dazed, serene expression.

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  4. i hope this is in the smithsonian!

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  5. Let me get this straight, this book MAKES YOU understand?

    That seems like quite the back handed remark from Ms. Luce!

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  6. Would you expect anything less of the creator of Sylvia Fowler?

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