- Hardcover: 147 pages
- Publisher: Random House; 1st edition (August 1981)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0394512456
- ISBN-13: 978-0394512457
- Product Dimensions: 8.1 x 5.5 x 0.8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 2.2 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #473,339 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Social Studies Hardcover – August, 1981
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Joe Mitchell stopped writing. Harper Lee took a powder. Fran went on the lam. But not before she abandoned E.P. Dutton, publishers of her debut hottentot, "Metropolitan Life" (1974) for Random House, publisher of her next thingamajig, "Social Studies."
Dutton (now defunct) & RH (lobotomized by paid cohorts of Rupert Murdoch) evidently championed the idea that spending money on creating book indexes is a waste of money.
Having too much time on our hands with the football season ending last Sunday night (hope you had the Broncos & the Under!), & too damned lazy to write a real review, let's see what we can come up with on such short notice. Next time, call ahead, please.
After-shave lotion, relationship to Minnesota Clean Air Act (pp. 106-07)
Airport, Seattle, natural habitat of departing (never arriving) Northwest Airlines passengers (p. 80)
Alan King, cigar-smoking Cro-Magnon reworked into middle-aged comedian (p. 85)
Ambulance, Los Angeles, anonymous (desirable) mode of transportation (p. 86)
--- Post Note (02/11/16): She must have read the review with an impeccable sense of timing:
"A Texas woman said [that] she [had stolen] an ambulance & led cops on a chase in an effort to get away from an abusive boyfriend." [She has been] "charged with felony evading arrest & unauthorized use of a motor vehicle...Read more ›
Fran's expressions and timing are hard to translate from reading the text