Regina Barreca is a professor of English and feminist theory at the University of Connecticut. She is the editor of seven books, including The Penguin Book of Women's Humor, and the author of four others. She writes frequently for the New York Times, Chicago Tribune, and the Hartford Courant.
Anita Loos's smart & hilarious tale of two flappers quest for a good time, expensive jewelry and rich husbands. Read morePublished 3 months ago by MissElainesMusings
I tried, I really did. But it just didnt keep my attention. It sits there and I just dont pick it up! I dont know that i ever will either. Read morePublished on January 4, 2013 by jennifer
I first saw the Marilyn Monroe movie Gentlemen Prefer Blonds as a youth years ago and have a vague recollection of it being whimsical fun but my general memory of the film is... Read morePublished on December 8, 2009 by Chris
Gentlemen Prefer Blondes conjures up images of Marilyn Monroe, golddiggers, blonde jokes, but the reality of Anita Loos' Lorelei Lee is ever so much richer than the stereotype. Read morePublished on March 28, 2009 by Wilf Gehlen
This is one of the funniest books I have ever read -- Bridget Jones before Bridget Jones, and much, much funnier than the film (which isn't bad itself). Read morePublished on February 3, 2009 by Amy Whitaker
If you appreciate wry humor and satire, wonderfully written, this is the book for you. A quick read that never disappoints. Read morePublished on September 11, 2003
Which came first, Damon Runyon or Anita Loos? Whatever, this is a brilliant book that gets funnier as Loos hits her stride. Read morePublished on July 3, 2002