Perfectly Plum: Unauthorized Essays on the Life, Loves, and Other Disasters of Stephanie Plum, Trenton Bounty Hunter

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Speculating about the cultural metaphors in Janet Evanovich’s wildly popular mystery series (which includes 11 books, from One for the Money to Eleven on Top), this anthology takes a look at lingerie-buyer-turned-bounty-hunter Stephanie Plum and catalogs her bad luck with cars (she’s blown up quite a few), her good luck with men, her unorthodox approach to weapon storage, and the rich tapestry of her milieu: Trenton, New Jersey, also known as The Burg. The contributors praise the way the series smartly spoofs ...
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Perfectly Plum: Unauthorized Essays On the Life, Loves And Other Disasters of Stephanie Plum, Trenton Bounty Hunter

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Overview


Speculating about the cultural metaphors in Janet Evanovich’s wildly popular mystery series (which includes 11 books, from One for the Money to Eleven on Top), this anthology takes a look at lingerie-buyer-turned-bounty-hunter Stephanie Plum and catalogs her bad luck with cars (she’s blown up quite a few), her good luck with men, her unorthodox approach to weapon storage, and the rich tapestry of her milieu: Trenton, New Jersey, also known as The Burg. The contributors praise the way the series smartly spoofs that familiar chick-lit epiphany—I have a bad job and what I really want is a good man!—in Bounty Hunting as a Metaphor for Dating, Why Stephanie Should Quit Her Job … but Never Will, and Nothing Better than a Bad Boy Gone Good. Several essays veer from the chick-lit perspective and focus instead on the comic theme of luck and chance that ties Stephanie to the barroom gamblers and gangster meanies of her home town in Luck of the Italian?: Skill versus Chance.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781933771045
  • Publisher: BenBella Books, Inc.
  • Publication date: 6/1/2007
  • Series: Smart Pop Series
  • Pages: 185
  • Sales rank: 1,343,212
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)

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Leah Wilson graduated from Duke University with a degree in Culture and Modern Fiction and is currently Editor-in-Chief, Smart Pop, at BenBella Books. She lives in Cambridge, Mass.
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  • Posted January 15, 2014

    meh

    entertaining, but not what i'd expected
    if i'd previewed it, i'd probably not have bought it

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 2, 2011

    totally dumb

    I wanted my money back on this one. I thought it would be funny but all I found was a rambling rale about all the fun parts of Janets book...no point to any of it, I stopped after page 32. I've never had a book I couldn't get through but this one defeated me.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 3, 2007

    as enjoyable as a Plum book !!!

    What a fun read !! Several authors have contributed to 'analyzing' Stephanie and friends. I actually laughed out loud several times..as I do reading the Plum series. The essay about car insurance is cleverly done..great humor !!!

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