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"A smart book about very smart women." Benjamin Schwarz, Atlantic Monthly "Brief quotation can do only partial justice to the loving acuity with which DiBattista considers this band of admirable women, who give as good as they get, if not a great deal more." Robert Gottlieb, New York Times Book Review "A reverent reading of the screwball and romantic comedies of the 1930s and '40s and the leading ladies who brought them to life." Darcy Cosper, Variety
Selected as one of the Best Nonfiction Books of 2001 by the Los Angeles Times Book ReviewSee all Editorial Reviews
Just cursory look reveals no mention of fast talking dame supreme Glenda Farrell. I certainly would hope she would be prominently featured. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Amazon Customer
I was hoping for an enjoyable read on a favorite subject, but what I got was a full-blown dissertation by a university professor. Read morePublished on January 23, 2012 by Cathryn Troise
You can tell this was written by a professor who likes to hear herself talk. It was too long and too boring. Only got through 100 pages before I gave up.Published on May 3, 2011 by Nicolle A. Miller
Fast Talking Dames is a survey of the best screwball dames of the 30s and 40s. Within these pages the professor gives brainy reviews of films such as "Bringing Up Baby",... Read morePublished on August 5, 2003 by C. M Mills