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Miss Piggy's Guide to Life Hardcover – May 1, 1981


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 113 pages
  • Publisher: Alfred a Knopf; 1st edition (May 1981)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0394519124
  • ISBN-13: 978-0394519128
  • Product Dimensions: 10 x 8.1 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #408,824 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on December 25, 1998
Format: Paperback
Too bad it is out of print. It tells you (through the eyes of Miss Piggy) how to act in most situations. It gives (hilarious) advice about diets, exercise, romance, shopping, eating, what career to choose, and how to travel. All of the pictures of Miss Piggy are really funny too. I would recomend this to anyone.
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13 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Lori Schink on January 25, 2002
Format: Hardcover
It is wonderful, so funny I was in tears. I would suggest that anyone in need of a good laugh read this book, better yet buy it so you can read it again and again.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Matthew G. Sherwin HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on August 10, 2009
Format: Paperback
This book is hilarious! I can't believe that it's out of print and only available for sale on the secondary market; but maybe that will change with time. The book uses the Muppet character of Miss Piggy as a way to dispense outrageous and amusing "advice" (geared mostly to women) about life and how to handle life's challenges; it's a great spoof of self-help books. Naturally, with every subject that Miss Piggy tackles, she reveals her own flaws and that's a good part of what kept me laughing. The book is very well written and it proceeds at a rapid-fire pace to keep the laughs coming at you one after another; the photos of Miss Piggy in numerous costumes and poses enhance the book even more.

Piggy handles various subjects including Beauty, Body Language, Diet, Entertaining,
Finance, Travel and much more. It's tough to single out any one chapter as being funnier than the others; they are all extremely amusing and you'll be laughing all the way. However, I did pick a few topics that are my favorites.

Beauty--Piggy points out that mirrors always make women "larger in the wrong places." She prescribes all kinds of wacky advice for people who must deal with a "problem" complexion. For example, if you have unsightly facial hair, you should "read ghost story, then clip."

Body Language--this section has numerous photos of Piggy as she demonstrates to her readers appropriate body language for certain social situations. A riot!

Diet--My favorite part of this is the picture that compare weights on a scale. Since an artichoke weighs more than a pastry, Miss Piggy advises her readers to stick to the pastry.

Entertaining--Piggy's crazy ideas about ice breakers at parties.
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Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
I had this book as a child and wanted to be able to share it with my children. Book was in great shape and I enjoyed reading it again
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By Kim on June 16, 2013
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
Very funny but smart at same time. Wish "she'd" come up with more books similar to this one. Hmmm. A way to make money?
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