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A. B. C. Paperback – November 14, 1984


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  • Paperback: 190 pages
  • Publisher: Imprint unknown; Revised edition (November 14, 1984)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0804461171
  • ISBN-13: 978-0804461177
  • Product Dimensions: 8.1 x 5.5 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9.1 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,371,265 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on May 1, 1999
Format: Paperback
This book is great! Dietrich had a sense of humor, which she displays in this book. She calls it her "gallows humor." The book is an alphabetical list of words, and Dietrich's thoughts on each of them. Some are expected, like "sex," but some are completely out of the blue, like "frying pan." I highly recommend this book to anybody.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Jay Dickson VINE VOICE on December 24, 2000
Format: Paperback
Here are Marlene Dietrich's thoughts. All of them. And in no particular order other than alphabetical.
You won't wonder for one second whether or not she had a ghostwriter, because what ghostwriter could ever have dreamed up something as bizarre as this collection of non sequiturs? Her thoughts range not only from "Astaire, Fred" ("Elegant! Elegant! Elegant!") to "Zabaglione" (one of the many, MANY recipes she provides which consists--like most of her recipes--of sugar, egg yolks, and cream, in varying proportions) but also her thoughts on the Beatles, preparing meat, and other topics of mindboggling importance.
After reading this book, you'll never again be able to look at eggs without thinking of La Dietrich's mysterious comment about them: "I love them! I eat them!"
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By BOYWAY on September 23, 2006
Format: Hardcover
A collection of opinions on random words listed alphabetically published in 1962.....sounds pretty dry....but with the sharpwitted Miss Dietrich behind those thoughts, this book is nothing less than utterly brilliant...and at times funnier than all those played out latenight jokesters rolled together. The legendary glamour queen's absolutely straightforward (and seemingly spontaneous) responses go from dull, peculiar, strangely personal and highly sentimental to outright wacky and some so outrageously funny (and seriously honest) , you'll be quoting her frequently! A perfect book for roadtrips and for fueling a party that's losing it's fizz.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Derek A. Estes on December 3, 2001
Format: Paperback
THIS BOOK IS THE ULTIMATE PORTRAIT OF A LEGEND, IN HER OWN WORDS. AND I AM NOT TALKING ABOUT A DAY BY DAY ACCOUNT, HER VEIWS, OPINIONS, AND RECIPIES, TELL THE READER MORE ABOUT THE WOMAN THAT WAS BEHIND ONE OF THE MOST UNFORGETTABLE IMAGES OF THE TWENTIETH CENTURY. SHE WOULD FOREVER CHANGE THE WAY THE WORLD WOULD LOOK AT WOMEN, AGE, SEX, AND FAME. ESSENTIAL!
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By queenie m on May 21, 2014
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
like reading a book of lists from days gone by. alot of truths for today,considering when it was written. a tiny bit dated,but only makes it more interesting
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