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

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

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by Leah Wilson
     
 

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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

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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 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781935251187
Publisher:
BenBella Books, Inc.
Publication date:
06/01/2007
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
185
Sales rank:
344,469
File size:
302 KB

Meet the Author

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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Perfectly Plum: Unauthorized Essays on the Life, Loves, and Other Disasters of Stephanie Plum, Trenton Bounty Hunter 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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 !!!
JKEgbert More than 1 year ago
entertaining, but not what i'd expected if i'd previewed it, i'd probably not have bought it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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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