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May I Kiss You On The Lips, Miss Sandra? Paperback – Bargain Price, November 1, 1999


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Rob Weisbach Books (November 1, 1999)
  • ISBN-10: 068817163X
  • ASIN: B000H2MWN4
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,384,002 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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It's tough to categorize Sandra Bernhard's book of semi-autobiography, philosophy, and quasifactual showbiz gossip. The book partly overlaps with her stage show and CD I'm Still Here Damn It! but it reads like the diary of a sensitive soul with a teensy mean streak. "Barbra Streisand won't let you photograph the right side of her face.... If we finally see it, are we just going to scream?" Bernhard writes. "Kris Kristofferson must have been nipping at the bottle during A Star Is Born to fake the hots for Barbra." The title is simply what her drunk housepainter begged of her one day. ("Everybody used him--Melanie, Cindy, Candy, Caroline, Mimi," writes Bernhard, unconsciously echoing her appearance in Bret Easton Ellis's novel Glamorama: "The whole gang is usually there. Cindy, Linda, Kate, the Sandras--Bullock, Bernhard, and Gallin.") She devotes many pages to literary air kisses at stars: the chapter titled "Barry White for McDonald's" consists of one sentence: "I was a vegetarian until I heard Barry's sexy ad." Bernhard confesses her biggest alleged regret (losing a thank-you note from Jacqueline Kennedy and a letter of apology from Jerry Lewis for making fun of her lips on the set of The King of Comedy) and pens tender odes to Brenda Vaccaro and Kurt Cobain, a script idea for Pam Grier, and poems with more vigorous rhythms than Jewel's: "I was always shy, never knew how to relate / But when I get behind a cocktail I leave everything to fate." Bernhard's book is slight, but highly original. --Tim Appelo --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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"Gutsy comic's musings are hip, hot, sharp, and thoroughly literary... There's a sharp mind and a playful sense of language at work here..." -- Winston Salem Journal --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on December 1, 1998
Format: Hardcover
She returns to discuss all the subjects that really matter: love, life and Stevie Nicks, who pops up in three different vignettes. With some material culled from her recent show "I'm Still Here Damn It" (The remarkable "Jazzy Spider" and "Courtney Love") and mostly new material, Sandy has one of her finest literary moments. (Don't miss her accompanying CD, "I'm Still Here Damn It")
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By S. A. Loibner II on February 21, 2000
Format: Paperback
Sandra Bernhard doesn't have that good a reputation in the real world (by the "real world" I mean the world outside my own), but I swear to God that this pretty lady is smart--very smart. "May I Kiss You on the Lips Miss Sandra" is proof. It is well written and very, very funny. It is the kind of book you don't want to read in public because you will laugh out loud and look like a total nimrod. Sandra writes like she performs: with energy, style and the ability to choose the perfect word that will leave you laughing for days.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on August 12, 1999
Format: Hardcover
Head for the couch and relax; make a big mug of any tisane or coffee; put on some wallpaper CD and get ready to laugh and to cry and yes! purge your emotions. Sandra Bernhard has once again taken an honest look at the world and embraced what is really cool and really good, and damned to hell what is really bad and itchy. Her book is like a stream of conciousness that just doesn't let up. Each time I finish something by her; be it a book; or a CD; a movie; and especially a date with her at the theatre ... I leave saying: "Now why can't I have friends like that in my world?" "Am I the only one who pays attention anymore?" All the best Miss Sandra; I wish you were one of my best friends. Bravo Dahhhling!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on May 25, 1999
Format: Hardcover
I got this book as a gift and I loved it! Sandra's writing was daring like a drunken cowgrrl riding bareback backwards in a purple vinyl catsuit! Fun and unpredictable!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By jman on June 17, 2000
Format: Hardcover
Sandra Bernhard stands on her own. She is different, outspoken, and unafraid to be that way. That's why I love her.
This book is like an edgy "Chicken Soup for the soul" by Sandra. Some parts are hilarious--her incident with Oprah; some are touching--her views on love.
I recommend this book to anyone who wants a laugh and a unique perspective.
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