Women's Wicked Wit: From Jane Austen to Rosanne Barr

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Once a girl gets past the age of eight, she knows her deadliest weapon is her tongue. Women’s Wicked Wit is a sumptuous selection of 2,000 of women’s most acerbic comments on life, chock-full of quotations from Maria Callas, Cher, Hillary Clinton, Marlene Dietrich, Zsa Zsa Gabor, Fran Lebowitz, Sophia Loren, Madonna, Dolly Parton, Miss Piggy, Joan Rivers, Rita Rudner, Mae West, Oprah Winfrey, Virginia Woolf, and many more. Nothing and no one escapes these women’s glare: women on women, women on men and other ...

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Overview

Once a girl gets past the age of eight, she knows her deadliest weapon is her tongue. Women’s Wicked Wit is a sumptuous selection of 2,000 of women’s most acerbic comments on life, chock-full of quotations from Maria Callas, Cher, Hillary Clinton, Marlene Dietrich, Zsa Zsa Gabor, Fran Lebowitz, Sophia Loren, Madonna, Dolly Parton, Miss Piggy, Joan Rivers, Rita Rudner, Mae West, Oprah Winfrey, Virginia Woolf, and many more. Nothing and no one escapes these women’s glare: women on women, women on men and other animals, and a huge range of other subjects. The whole proves that when it comes to cutting remarks, the female of the species is indeed deadlier than the male.

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“There is something for everyone in these pithy, funny, outrageous, enigmatic, feminist, antifeminist, arrogant, self-mocking quotations.”  —Publishers Weekly

“Talk about girl talk! When it comes to men, marriage, money and more, words from the mouths of famous women are the cutting edge of wit. And Women’s Wicked Wit offers some real zingers!”  —The Globe

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"I'm way too honest to go into politics." This quip by Cher exemplifies the quotes in 23 categories including work, power, and money; "hisdemeanours and missdemeanours"; and the arts. Anthologist Lovric does not supply identifiers for the sharp-witted women quoted. Originally published by Prion Books, 2000. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781556524516
  • Publisher: Chicago Review Press, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 4/28/2002
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 861,525
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 7.00 (h) x 0.93 (d)

Meet the Author

Michelle Lovric writes, researches, translates, and designs anthologies and illustrated books. Her Love Letters: An Anthology of Passion was a New York Times bestseller.

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Table of Contents

Women on Women 1
Women on Men 5
The Sex War 27
Love 41
Sex 57
Marriage & Divorce 67
Happy Families 91
Who Needs Enemies? 104
Bimbos, Himbos & Bluestockings 113
Brief Encounters 127
Hollywood & Beyond 133
Hisdemeanours & Missdemeanours 151
Bad Behaviour 169
Conspicuous Consumption 189
Food, Fat & Dieting 197
Appearances 209
Work, Power & Money 237
The Arts 251
Sport 260
Animals 265
People & Places 271
Having the Vapours 289
RIP 297
Index 305
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