Auntie Mame

An Irreverent Escapade

By Patrick Dennis; Paul Rudnick (Introduction by); Michael Tanner (Afterword by)
(Broadway Books, Paperback, 9780767908191, 320pp.)

Publication Date: September 11, 2001

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Description
Wildly successful when it was first published in 1955, Patrick Dennis' Auntie Mame sold over two million copies and stayed put on the "New York Times" bestseller list for 112 weeks. It was made into a play, a Broadway as well as a Hollywood musical, and a fabulous movie starring Rosalind Russell. Since then, Mame has taken her rightful place in the pantheon of Great and Important People as the world's most beloved, madcap, devastatingly sophisticated, and glamorous aunt. She is impossible to resist, and this hilarious story of an orphaned ten-year-old boy sent to live with his aunt is as delicious a read in the twenty-first century as it was in the 1950s.



About the Author
PATRICK DENNIS, the author of "Auntie Mame," was the pen name of Edward Everett Tanner III, (1921-1976). One of the most eccentric, celebrated, and widely read writers of the 1950's and '60's, Tanner wrote sixteen novels, a majority of which were national bestsellers.

"From the Trade Paperback edition."



Playwright, screenwriter, and novelist Paul Rudnick's celebrated works include the plays I Hate Hamlet and Jeffrey, and the screenplays In & Out and Addams Family Values. He also writes regularly for The New Yorker. Born in Piscataway, New Jersey, he now lives in New York City.

Michael Tanner was educated in the RAF and at Cambridge University where he lecturerd in Philosophy from 1961-1997. He was also a Fellow at Corpus Christi College. He is the author of "Nietzsche" and "Schopenhauer" and is the opera editor of the "Spectator."
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