Myra Breckinridge and Myron

Myra Breckinridge and Myron

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by Gore Vidal
     
 

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No one remains untouched by the luscious Myra Breckinridge's quest for Hollywood fame. Her job teaching Empathy and Posture at the Academy of Drama and Modeling gives her the perfect opportunity to vamp, scheme, and seduce her way into the undiscovered lives and passions of others—while trying to keep a few secrets of her own. In the sequel, Myron, the…  See more details below

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No one remains untouched by the luscious Myra Breckinridge's quest for Hollywood fame. Her job teaching Empathy and Posture at the Academy of Drama and Modeling gives her the perfect opportunity to vamp, scheme, and seduce her way into the undiscovered lives and passions of others—while trying to keep a few secrets of her own. In the sequel, Myron, the Breckinridge saga takes an increasingly bizarre turn. Myron seems to be an inconspicuous man with a sweet wife and a Chinese catering business, and Myra—still determined to become a megastar—wages an outrageous battle for hormonal supremacy over the body she shares with Myron. Gore Vidal leads us through the movie-star world of the fabulous forties as Myra attempts to alter cinema history.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780141180281
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
09/01/1997
Series:
Penguin Twentieth-Century Classics Series
Pages:
432
Product dimensions:
5.16(w) x 7.72(h) x 0.76(d)

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Myra Breckinridge and Myron 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
A perfect union of great story, tight, compact prose and truly biting humor; a real page-turner. The novel is a true wonder; simultaneously unfolding on the level of high camp at times while addressing social values.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I read the City and the Pillar and thought it was great, these two books I found to be a little strange. Myra is just crazy and Myron needs professional help. The Myron book is almost like Jaqueline Susann meets Stranger in a Strange Land. Requires an open mind and a tolerance for irrelevant explicit material to get through this one.