HYPOCRITE IN A POUFFY WHITE DRESS: Tales of Growing Up Groovy and Clueless

Editorial Review - Kirkus - Jane Doe

A deliriously, levitatingly funny memoir.Humor columnist Gilman (Kiss My Tiara, not reviewed) may have been girlie and ambitious as a kid, but she always had her subversive, countercultural New York City family to keep those sentiments in perspective. "Heresy had become a family tradition" in the Gilman household, where urban paganism possessed a natural buoyancy. From her parents—once they had ... Read full review

Review: Hypocrite in a Pouffy White Dress

Editorial Review - - Norah Piehl

There are actually a lot of pouffy white dresses in Susan Jane Gilman's achingly funny memoir, HYPOCRITE IN A POUFFY WHITE DRESS. There's the tutu she insists on wearing to school, sparking a kindergarten fashion trend. There are her Puerto Rican neighbors' first communion dresses, which make young Susan "spastic with envy" and determined to become Hispanic. And last but not least, there's the ... Read full review

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