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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 - Bookreporter.com - 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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Review: Hypocrite in a Pouffy White Dress: Tales of Growing up Groovy and Clueless

User Review  - Kathryn Fay - Goodreads

Best book ever:) Read full review

Review: Hypocrite in a Pouffy White Dress: Tales of Growing up Groovy and Clueless

User Review  - Jennb33 Brown - Goodreads

I really, really can relate to this author. Try it for yourself, and face your own hypocrisies. Claire Dekar and Jess Martin: although this book is a slightly older generation than you, I heard your laughter as I read this book so I think you both should read it. Read full review

Review: Hypocrite in a Pouffy White Dress: Tales of Growing up Groovy and Clueless

User Review  - Chelsea - Goodreads

A "meh" collection of funny essays about growing up. Her parents were hippies...she's spoiled...she travels. Meh. Pretty blah. Read full review

Review: Hypocrite in a Pouffy White Dress: Tales of Growing up Groovy and Clueless

User Review  - Julie - Goodreads

This book was fun and refreshing. Susan Gilman is both funny and (albeit maybe only seemingly) honest. Read full review

Review: Hypocrite in a Pouffy White Dress: Tales of Growing up Groovy and Clueless

User Review  - Regan Wann - Goodreads

Well, I did make it all the way through the book. I don't think I would go so far as to call her the "female David Sedaris" like some newspaper did. There were some VERY fun essays. There were also ... Read full review

Review: Hypocrite in a Pouffy White Dress: Tales of Growing up Groovy and Clueless

User Review  - Kristine - Goodreads

Funny- again read many years ago. Read full review

Review: Hypocrite in a Pouffy White Dress: Tales of Growing up Groovy and Clueless

User Review  - Rachel - Goodreads

I truly enjoyed this book. Susan is smart (even though her life has been filled with some very dumb moments) and funny. She earned my respect from the introduction -- she wanted to write an ... Read full review

Review: Hypocrite in a Pouffy White Dress: Tales of Growing up Groovy and Clueless

User Review  - Tamela - Goodreads

I started this because I saw it in the bookstore and thought it looked funny. I've read a little and was taken back to the 70's... but then my teenage daughter took possession of the book, which I ... Read full review

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