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Gentlemen Prefer Blondes Paperback – August 17, 1998
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Gentlemen Prefer Blondes brings back the durable Lorelei Lee, the 'Little Girl From Little Rock,' whose successful career as a paid companion to gents-usually married-('Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend') has fueled several successful stage musicals and movies...Lorelei tours the world, going from man to man in a lighthearted spoof of 'traditional family values.' -- The Arizona Daily Star, August 1998
It is not often that a great book makes a great movie, but this is the case here: Both are superb....I see from the book's cover that Edith Wharton called Loos's book "the great American novel." that goes a little too far, but I see what she--she, in particular--means. A girl like I thinks it makes an ideal valentine. -- Boston Sunday Globe, Katherine A. Powers, 14 February 1999
It's a pleasure to report that Anita Loos's "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes" is once more in print....The sect to Loos's novel is that it's narrated by Lorelei, a beautiful smart/dumb woman who as at once calculating, strong-willed, and ignorant about anything except her remarkable expertise at Subject A....Lorelei is a calculating monster; [but] she's charming and funny. You might say she gives good value....You won't be sorry. -- Palm Beach Post, Scott Eyman, 15 November 1998
The great American novel. -- Edith Wharton
About the Author
Born in California, Anita Loos (1893–1981) was herself a celebrity of the Jazz Age that produced Lorelei Lee. She began writing movie scripts by the time she was twelve, and before her death in 1981 she had written an enormous number of stories, screenplays, and more. She was also the author of an autobiography, A Girl Like I.
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The Kindle version includes the original illustrations. The book is laugh out loud funny - read it in a public place and expect people to look at you while you laugh to yourself.