Naked Beneath My Clothes: Tales of a Revealing Nature

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Rita Rudner's comedy is carefully structured, impeccably timed and exquisitely funny. From one of the best comedians working today comes a wildly funny collection of stories about men, women, modern problems, and life before remote control.

Rita Rudner on pierced ears: "Men who have a pierced ear are better prepared for marriage. They've experienced pain and bought jewelry."...
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Overview

Rita Rudner's comedy is carefully structured, impeccably timed and exquisitely funny. From one of the best comedians working today comes a wildly funny collection of stories about men, women, modern problems, and life before remote control.

Rita Rudner on pierced ears: "Men who have a pierced ear are better prepared for marriage. They've experienced pain and bought jewelry."

On Hair: "Nobody is really happy with what's on their heads. People with straight hair want curly, people with curly hair want straight, and bald people want everyone to be blind."

On childbirth: "It's scary. One of my friends told me she was in labor for thirty six hours. I don't even want to do anything that feels good for thirty six hours."

On plastic surgery: "I don't plan to grow old gracefully. I plan to have facelifts until my ears meet."
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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Stand-up comic Rudner observes male-female interaction and muses on such everyday activities as cooking, driving and restaurant dining in this collection of some 40 short, mostly autobiographical essays. Beneath the giddy, easygoing exterior of these new pieces that are not a part of her act, readers will sense an alert and practical observer. Rudner ponders pregnancy ("Life is tough enough without having someone kick you from the inside'') and the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue ("Wearing swimsuits is a sport like ketchup is a vegetable''); and stories of being audited by the IRS and coming out $200 ahead and being proposed to by a man who simply declared, "Here!'' while handing her the ring are entertaining but decidedly light. Lester's unexceptional cartoons seem superfluous. The collection consists mainly of fluff, but it's fan-pleasing fluff. (July)
Library Journal
Fans of stand-up comedienne Rudner will be happy indeed to see this book hit the shelves. Its pieces are quick-fire routines. If you read them aloud, they'd amount, in time, to the usual comedy spots, minus the segue. The topics are not much different from many other humor books by women--they include the fun, foibles, and fearsome experiences of being a woman in this day and age. The difference here is that Rudner is funny. Instead of eliciting merely a nod of recognition from the reader, she manages to get an actual laugh, giggle, or snort. The illustrations don't seem to add much to the book and are, in fact, a little on the amateurish side. But this shouldn't deter the acquisitions person from selecting a tried and true humorist for the collections.-- Carol Spielman Lezak, General Learning Corp . , Northbrook, Ill.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780759652408
  • Publisher: Authorhouse
  • Publication date: 5/28/2001
  • Pages: 168
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Meet the Author


RITA RUDNER is a comedian and writer. She has appeared in several television shows both in the U.S. and Britain and was a semi-regular on The Tonight Show. Rudner and her husband, Martin Bergman, wrote the screenplay of the film Peter's Friends, in which she also starred. She has written several books, including Naked Beneath My Clothes and Tickled Pink: A Comic Novel.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 23, 2003

    I Love Rita!

    Rita Rudner has made me laugh in sheer recognition for years! A friend recommended this book, and I recommend it as an antidote to all the miseries of the world.

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