Fractured Fairy Tales (Paperback)
Bantam Books, 9780553373738, 192pp.
Publication Date: January 5, 1999
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Long before Politically Correct Bedtime Stories invaded bookstores, Americans were getting their giggles from Fractured Fairy Tales, those delightfully twisted parables brought to us between the cliffhanger adventures of our favorite cartoon heroes, Rocky & Bullwinkle. This collection, illustrated with classic art from the animated series includes the comical retelling of 25 classics such as Pinocchio (who starred in his own variety show "The Pinocchio Doody Show"), Jack and the Beanstalk (did you know that Jack grew a beanstalk in the outfield so he could catch fly balls for his baseball team?), or King Midas (who became a dentist so he could give his patients gold fillings). This satirical humor loved for so long by so many, is a must-have for fans of the show and anyone who loves classic fairy tales--with a twist. From the Hardcover edition.
About the Author
Author and journalist A. J. Jacobs has written four New York Times bestsellers, including The Year of Living Biblically and Drop Dead Healthy. He is the editor-at-large at Esquire magazine and has written for the New York Times, Entertainment Weekly, and New York Magazine. Jacobs is also a commentator on NPR and has made appearances on Oprah, Today, Good Morning America, CNN, and The Colbert Report.