Around the World with Auntie Mame

Around the World with Auntie Mame

by Patrick Dennis

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Overview

Encore, Encore! The brilliant sequel to the smash bestseller Auntie Mame is back and the reviews are in . . .

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780767915854
Publisher: Crown/Archetype
Publication date: 09/16/2003
Edition description: First Trade Paperback Edition
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 427,259
Product dimensions: 5.18(w) x 7.96(h) x 0.71(d)

About the Author

PATRICK DENNIS, the fictional narrator of Auntie Mame and Little Me, was the pen name of Edward Everett Tanner III (1921–1976). One of the most eccentric, celebrated, and widely read authors of the 1950s and '60s, Tanner wrote sixteen novels in all, a majority of which were national bestsellers.

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Around the World with Auntie Mame 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
BUT OF COURSE there was a sequel! No need to wonder what bestselling travel book of 1958/59 was! Back with us again is the ultimate guide to REALLY travelling in style: MAME-style! Forget Fodors and Frommers - there's nothing like AROUND THE WORLD WITH AUNTIE MAME to be found in your local bookstore's Travel section! Mame Dennis' adventures as she tours the world with her nephew Patrick are almost as much fun as her original chronicles in AUNTIE MAME. Among other things, she out-dazzles the City of Light itself at the Follies Bergere, mixes hilariously in London 'society', saves her best friend, tipsy actress Vera Charles (who had 'more changes of costume than facial expression,' according to one critic to whom she never spoke again) from a disastrous near-marriage, exposes some neo-nazis, and even helps ease some tensions in the Middle East. If the freshness of the original is somewhat lacking here, well, that's almost inevitable with a sequel, but this still ranks as one of Patrick Dennis's funniest efforts. How delightful that this wonderful character and her creator are both being rediscovered, for we need Auntie Mame's zest for life and a good laugh just as much today as we did in the 1950s. Fans of the film won't be surprised that he dedicated this book 'To the One and Only Rosalind Russell' - the actress had already brought his Auntie Mame vividly to life in one of the theatre's biggest comedy hits of the 1950s and was about to make movie history in the glittering screen adaptation released after this book's original 1958 publication.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I was at my grandma's house and she told me I should read this book. I was a bit skeptical at first because it looked like a bit much. But after the first chapter, I was excitedly hooked. I loved reading about Mame's adventures from Paris to a 'grand' Greek yacht. It was marvelously glittering with detail and humour. It makes you want to jump right in and be a part of it.
richardderus on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Oh dear, oh dear, however shall I survive? There is no more Auntie Mame-age available, nor ever shall be, since Dennis is dead these 35 years. The sequel to Auntie Mame appeared in 1958, and was published of the pieces that didn't fit the original frame of "My Most Unforgettable Character." (Remember those? Reader's Digest was such a bland magazine, but those were always fun to read.) This time the frame is Patrick trying to keep his irascible wife Pegeen from killing him for letting Mame have their son for a little vacation...of two and a half years!...by telling her of his own life with Mame. Highly sanitized, of course!This 2003 edition even restores a snarky little satire on Soviet collectivism that was excised from the original book..."Auntie Mame and Mother Russia"...that made me laugh out loud. Well, that's not such a big deal, really, since the entire book made me laugh out loud several dozen times.How I appreciate Broadway Books (once a unit of Doubleday, now part of Random House's Crown Publishing Group) for rescuing these hilarious romps from final obscurity. And, I failed to mention in my review of Auntie Mame, the cover and title-page art is just *perfect*! Edwin Fotheringham, the artist, even has a perfect Mame-ish name.In Auntie Mame, Patrick is whisked off at the end of his "education" at St. Boniface Academy for a graduation trip to Europe with Mame. The misadventures of Mame in Venice alone ("Horsefeathers" by itself has the power to make me fall about laughing, you'll see why when you read the book) would make this book worth reading...but Lady Gravell-Pitt! Schloss Stinkenbach! Sari Mont d'Or and Mrs. Cantwell doing the demolition derby dance in their little Lebanese retreat, whence Mame retires after a camel-riding incident that...well, never mind, that would be telling instead of reading, and you should read the book.Really. Honest. You *should* read the book.
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