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Miss Piggy's Guide to Life Hardcover – May, 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: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #307,837 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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11 of 11 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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14 of 17 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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3 of 3 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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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Archibald Clumpy on April 16, 2015
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With astonishing variety, Beard really nails a Miss Piggy that we've lost with the retirement of Frank Oz—the sensitive but boorish, shallow but high-aspiring diva wannabe who is most at home being photographed in deliberate blemish-concealing soft focus like some 1940s starlet, but who also thinks that "kissy-kissy!" is romantic talk and has no qualms with combing through a hostesses' medicine cabinet at a party for gossip fodder. Absolutely saturated from beginning to end with hilarious photos and quips which never feel out of character.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Susan N. Kendall on October 17, 2012
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I got this book for my granddaughter because I didn't want to give mine up yet. I adore Ms. Piggy and so she now does too. I wasn't there for Christmas but heard that it was a total roar and everyone was laughing their heads off! It made quite an impression. The photo of her with a double scale with broccoli on one side and cream puffs on the other side is worth the price of the book! Get it and enjoy it; yes, it's dated, but it's still funny and timeless.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Mary West on January 9, 2012
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If you are into the whimsy that IS Miss Piggy, this an entertaining read. It is easy to imagine that she is talking to you, pig to person. Full of advice, and nicely presented. Color photography, glossy paper. You will not feel like it is a waste of time or money.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Charlotte on January 3, 2015
Format: Hardcover
I still have this book from my childhood. It's supposed to be s spoof on feminist zeitgeist at the time, aka "having it all" but Helen Hurley brown. It think it's pretty funny. I'm glad I can still find it online. Good coffee table book.
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