They Used to Call Me Snow White ... But I Drifted

Women's Strategic Use of Humor

Author: Gina Barreca

Publisher: UPNE

ISBN: 1611684463

Category: Social Science

Page: 223

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Published by Viking in 1991 and issued as a paperback through Penguin Books in 1992, Snow White became an instant classic for both academic and general audiences interested in how women use humor and what others (men) think about funny women. Barreca, who draws on the work of scholars, writers, and comedians to illuminate a sharp critique of the gender-specific aspects of humor, provides laughs and provokes arguments as she shows how humor helps women break rules and occupy center stage. Barreca's new introduction provides a funny and fierce, up-to-the-minute account of the fate of women's humor over the past twenty years, mapping what has changed in our culture--and questioning what hasn't.
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They Used to Call Me Snow White ... But I Drifted

Women's Strategic Use of Humor

Author: Gina Barreca

Publisher: UPNE

ISBN: 1611684455

Category: Social Science

Page: 223

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With a comprehensive new introduction by the author, a reissue of the influential text on women's humor
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They used to call me Snow White--but I drifted

women's strategic use of humor

Author: Regina Barreca

Publisher: Penguin Books

ISBN: N.A

Category: Humor

Page: 223

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Artfully combining sociology, psychology, and feminist theory, here is a fascinating and entertaining look at how women can use humor to their advantage. This witty--and at times deliciously ribald--book examines women's humor and shows how the proper punchline can work wonders on the street, in the bedroom, and even in the corporate boardroom.
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It's Not That I'm Bitter . . .

Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying About Visible Panty Lines and Conquered the World

Author: Gina Barreca

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1429986093

Category: Humor

Page: 240

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In a world where eye cream is made from placenta, Gina Barreca is the lone voice calling out "But wait, whose placenta is it?" She asks the crucial questions: Why is there no King Charming? Why does no bra ever fit? Why are there no tutus in XL? Why do more intelligent women have trusted psychics than have trusted financial advisors? While she definitely wants everyone to know that she's not bitter, Gina does want to know why no one realizes that Anne Bancroft was only thirty-six when she played Mrs. Robinson, the quintessential cougar. In "It's Not That I'm Bitter..." Gina shouts out her message to women everywhere: "You are smart enough to conquer the world, so please stop weeping when you try on bathing suits at T.J. Maxx." As Gina declares "The world lies to us and we want to believe. We want to believe that, if we wear a pair of palazzo pants with a latex escape hatch built into the stomach area, we'll appear five pounds slimmer instantly... We torture ourselves, even though we are smart broads." In deliciously quotable essays on the ability of both chin hairs and tweezers to affect your life, the reason every woman believes she's crazy, the possibility that the "glass ceiling" may just be a thick layer of men, and thoughts on intimate conversations she'd have with Michelle Obama, Hillary Clinton, Cindy McCain and Sarah Palin, Barreca gleefully rejects the emotional torture, embraces the limitless laughter, and shows other women how they can conquer the world with a sharp wit, good shoes and not a single worry about VPLs.
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"If You Lean In, Will Men Just Look Down Your Blouse?"

Questions and Thoughts for Loud, Smart Women in Turbulent Times

Author: Gina Barreca

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1466866381

Category: Humor

Page: 256

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Gina Barreca is fed up with women who lean in, but don't open their mouths. In her latest collection of essays, she turns her attention to subjects like bondage which she notes now seems to come in fifty shades of grey and has been renamed Spanx. She muses on those lessons learned in Kindergarten that every woman must unlearn like not having to hold the hand of the person you're waking next to (especially if he's a bad boyfriend) or needing to have milk, cookies and a nap every day at 3:00 PM (which tends to sap one's energy not to mention what it does to one's waistline). She sounds off about all those things a woman hates to hear from a man like "Calm down" or "Next time, try buying shoes that fit". "'If You Lean In, Will Men Just Look Down Your Blouse?'" is about getting loud, getting love, getting ahead and getting the first draw (or the last shot). Here are tips, lessons and bold confessions about bad boyfriends at any age, about friends we love and ones we can't stand anymore, about waist size and wasted time, about panic, placebos, placentas and certain kinds of not-so adorable paternalism attached to certain kinds of politicians. The world is kept lively by loud women talking and "'If You Lean In, Will Men Just Look Down Your Blouse?'" cheers and challenges those voices to come together and speak up. You think she's kidding? Oh, boy, do you have another thing coming.
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Make Mine a Double

Why Women Like Us Like to Drink*

Author: Regina Barreca

Publisher: UPNE

ISBN: 1611682134

Category: Social Science

Page: 186

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Bottoms up! This landmark celebration of women and drink chips away at traditional images of gender, one ice-cube at a time.
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Performing Marginality

Humor, Gender, and Cultural Critique

Author: Joanne R. Gilbert

Publisher: Wayne State University Press

ISBN: 9780814328033

Category: Humor

Page: 234

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An academic study of stand-up comedy performed by females. This will aid in the understanding of power structures in our society.
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What's So Funny?

Humor in American Culture

Author: Nancy A. Walker

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780842026888

Category: History

Page: 284

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Presents studies attempting to define and dissect American humor for students and scholars.
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Don't Tell Mama!

The Penguin Book of Italian American Writing

Author: Regina Barreca

Publisher: Penguin Group USA

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: 545

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Representing the best Italian-American contributions to American literature, this comprehensive anthology of fiction, poetry, journalism, and essays ranges from the 1800s to the present day and includes both classic works and previously unpublished pieces from Don DeLillo, Mario Puzo, Gay Talese, Louise DeSalvo, and others. Original.
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Signet Book of American Humor

Author: Ed Regina Barreca

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780613223805

Category: Literary Collections

Page: N.A

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This new volume features America's funniest voices--from George Carlin and Ellen DeGeneres to Will Rogers and Mark Twin--blending Yiddish inflections with African-American cadences, dry WASP-ish wit, with Brooklyn-eze wisecracks.
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Too Much of a Good Thing is Wonderful

Author: Regina Barreca

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780939883066

Category: Humor

Page: 491

View: 9388

A popular columnist comments on life from an often humorous perspective.
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Perfect Husbands (& Other Fairy Tales)

Demystifying Marriage, Men, and Romance

Author: Regina Barreca

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN: 9780385475389

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 280

View: 2735

Examines the politics of marriage in a rapidly changing world
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Babes in Boyland

A Personal History of Co-Education in the Ivy League

Author: Gina Barreca

Publisher: UPNE

ISBN: 1611682029

Category: Education

Page: 168

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A humorous and provocative account of being a female undergraduate at Dartmouth College in its turbulent first years of co-education
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Call Me by Your Name

A Novel

Author: André Aciman

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 0374707723

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

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Now a Major Motion Picture from Director Luca Guadagnino, Starring Armie Hammer and Timothée Chalamet, and Written by Three Time Academy Award Nominee James Ivory Andre Aciman's Call Me by Your Name is the story of a sudden and powerful romance that blossoms between an adolescent boy and a summer guest at his parents’ cliffside mansion on the Italian Riviera. Each is unprepared for the consequences of their attraction, when, during the restless summer weeks, unrelenting currents of obsession, fascination, and desire intensify their passion and test the charged ground between them. Recklessly, the two verge toward the one thing both fear they may never truly find again: total intimacy. It is an instant classic and one of the great love stories of our time. A New York Times Notable Book of the Year Named a Best Book of the Year by Publishers Weekly, The Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, The Seattle Times (by Michael Upchurch), and New York Magazine
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I Rode a Horse of Milk White Jade

Author: Diane Wilson

Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.

ISBN: 1402269536

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 272

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"No ordinary horse story...Horse lovers or not, readers will be riveted." -Publishers Weekly Starred Review "Ambitious and fast-moving." -New York Times When Oyuna was a baby, a horse accidentally crushed her foot, cursing her family with bad luck. Oyuna vows to restore good fortune to her family...but how? One fateful day, soldiers from the great Khan's army invade her village to steal horses and gather new soldiers. In hopes of bringing honor to her family, Oyuna courageously disguises herself as a boy and joins the soldiers on their quest. With only her horse and her cat to keep her company, Oyuna sets off on an amazing journey across deserts and mountains-a journey that will change her life forever. What Readers Are Saying... "An enchanting adventure." "This story of courage, friendship, and bravery is complete with the addition of a life lesson that leaves a mark on the reader's heart: never give up on your dreams." "A book I'll never forget."
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The Glass Castle

A Memoir

Author: Jeannette Walls

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1439156964

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

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The child of an alcoholic father and an eccentric artist mother discusses her family's nomadic upbringing, during which she and her siblings fended for themselves while their parents outmaneuvered bill collectors and the authorities.
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Come Up and See Me Sometime

Stories

Author: Erika Krouse

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1501141872

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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A Simon & Schuster eBook. Simon & Schuster has a great book for every reader.
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Desire and Imagination

Classic Essays in Sexuality

Author: Regina Barreca

Publisher: Plume

ISBN: N.A

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 500

View: 6015

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Out of the Dust

Author: Karen Hesse

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 0545517125

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 240

View: 901

Acclaimed author Karen Hesse's Newbery Medal-winning novel-in-verse explores the life of fourteen-year-old Billie Jo growing up in the dust bowls of Oklahoma.
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My Ántonia

Author: Willa Cather

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 048611483X

Category: Fiction

Page: 176

View: 718

Splendid early novel (1918) evokes the Nebraska prairie life of the author's childhood, and touchingly commemorates the spirit and courage of the immigrant pioneers who settled the land.
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