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Bachelor Girls 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 sist

  • Title: Bachelor Girls
  • Author: Wendy Wasserstein
  • ISBN: 9780679730620
  • Page: 218
  • Format: Paperback
  • 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 GIn 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 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.

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    1. Kristen Northrup on said:

      Inspired to get this by finally watching The Heidi Chronicles.This is a collection of personal essays, mostly personal anecdotes, similar to Nora Ephron's 'I Feel Bad About My Neck.' Written mostly for a NYC women's magazine, they're even shorter than Ephron's, and very late 80s. Lots of single-woman life. Some feminism. Some making-it-as-a-writer. She had horrible luck with men, although I already knew that. Maintained a good attitude, at least.It was a fun, breezy read and -- two weeks later - [...]

    2. Sherry on said:

      A collection of short essays/journals/pieces/insights by the author. I really enjoy her wit, humor, and charm; her personality can be felt throughout the whole book. She really can think (which I feel as if many authors fail to do) and she really can write. Overall, the book is a fun company.

    3. Alison on said:

      I was at the beach and desperate for a book and settled on this one because it seemed like a safe bet. But it seemed really dated and I didn't enjoy her musings at all. I don't know her plays, either, although I think I thought I did. I feel terrible because she was such a brave person and a pioneer and the way she died was so tragic. But I was expecting a Carrie Fisher of the theater and she was something else entirely--something to which I could not relate.

    4. D on said:

      Wendy can be the worst kind of second wave feminist. I'm also a little infuriated by that one last dig about a Barnard au pair in the end. I bought this book for .48ยข at the Strand and I don't regret the money but I doubt the time I spent bullying myself to finish reading it. Dated as anything else written in the late 80's, but there you go.

    5. Jane on said:

      I enjoyed it, but not nearly as much as I enjoyed Shiksa Goddess. The playlet at the end was the most entertaining. Not a keeper. It went right onto Paperback Swap.

    6. Faye on said:

      this is one book i couldn't relate no matter how hard i try.i guess because its kinda boring for me.

    7. Sandi Sonnenfeld on said:

      This is a compilation of essays that Wasserstein wrote for New York magazine. Funny, irreverant and heart felt.

    8. Sonya on said:

      Very cheeky and funny. Just the type of book to cheer up a girl who is a S.S.S.D.B.G

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