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  1. says:

    Patrick Dennis was a pseudonym for the real Edward Everett Tanner III who grew up in Evanston Illinois He also sometimes wrote under the name Virginia Rowans He was also one of the best selling writers of the 1950's although his names and the enduring characters he created are not always linked among today's readers This

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    Patrick Dennis to put it simply was a manic And totally another like Thorne Smith a screwball fiction wrtier He's very much

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    Patrick Dennis to put it simply was a manic And totally another like Thorne Smith a screwball fiction wrtier He's very much in the gay underworld of the 50's and 60's and a total eccentric to bootHe's mostly famous for his Auntie Mame novels but he wrote other really great books as well There is one called 'Genius but can't find it on this particular site Oh well the funny thing is that he was probably one of most successful novelists in

  4. says:

    God what a crap biography Is it possible to be superficial and yet too detailed? This book manages it

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    I didn't expect this story to be so sad I already knew he died a pauper before I started reading I didn't know he died so young with a life so unfulfilled There's a joke nowadays that gay men go through a second adolescence in their twenties because all the teen romance and drama vital experiences that serve as passages into adulthood has be

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    Like the Lucille Ball movie version of Mame this book is a dull lifeless flop that contains all the proper parts but no imagination or style It's just the facts with very little details about some aspects of Patrick Dennis's

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    A remarkably accomplished biographyof an extraordinarily talented – and extraordinarily nice – manThanks to my first high school English teacher who introduced my class to “The Joyous Season” This started me on the path to find everything else Patrick Dennis ever wrote starting with “Auntie Mame” and a delightful path it has beenLike his contemporaries Max Shulman and Noël Coward Patrick Dennis wrote to amuse If you like witty

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    Patrick Dennis's life doesn't disappoint Even a mediocre writer would have had a difficult time making his life boring if they chose to stick to uotes and stories The information about the making of books such as Auntie Mame An Irreverent Escapade or Little Me The Intimate Memoirs of that Great Star of Stage Screen and Television is intriguing because these books having been republished are easily attainable Dennis's wri

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    Gossipy light but with surprising depth to it much like Patrick Dennis himself I've only read three of his books but I plan on rectifying that and since he wrote 16 I have a ways to go He's an interesting character who packed a LOT of life in his 55 years who wrote beautifully funny novels and self destructed like so many of them did in a haze of alcohol and parties Benchley Parker Smith Wodehouse the exception since I think he

  10. says:

    Uncle Mame is a short but very readable biography of the man who created Auntie Mame Although Edward Everett Tanner III was the very successful author of sixteen novels under the pseudonyms Patrick Dennis and Virginia Row

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And his third book was rejected by nineteen publishers before being accepted at a relatively Mame The Life Epub #223 small house But Auntie Mame became a phenomena spending Mame The Life of Patrick PDFEPUB or two years on the bestseller lists adapting into a successful play movie and later a musical As a result of this and later successes Tanner made millions and became the toast of a certain bohemian segment of Manhattan arts society He also spent every cent Mame The Life of Patrick PDFEPUB or he ever made Torn between his wife and family and his own awakening realizat. Like the Lucille Ball movie version of Mame this book is a dull lifeless flop that contains all the proper parts but no imagination or style It s just the facts with very little details about some aspects of Patrick Dennis s life and also very little about Mame If you want to read a book about the musical stage or movie versions of Mame this isn t in they only get a couple sentences The original Auntie Mame stage production does get a bit but it only makes up a small part of this book Instead there is a lot about books none of us have ever read or heard of some going into ridiculous detailReaders are given access to whomever the author could find that was still alive with sketchy details of what could have been interesting stories But the way they re told here anything interesting just dies Even Patrick Dennis s homosexual years are glossed over with almost no details Nothing here is that compelling or noteworthy other than the fact that Dennis didn t write the endings to almost all of his books which is bizarre The whole book takes itself way too seriously with little of the humor the writer claims Dennis hadIf you are a Mame fan skip this it s not worth it Watching Lucille Ball instead will at least give you a good laugh

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Uncle Mame The Life of Patrick Dennis

Ion of his homosexuality he separated from his wife and moved to Mexico By the early 's his writing career over he embarked upon a new career as a butler to some of the wealthiest families in AmericaBased on extensive interviews with co workers friends and relatives Uncle Mame is a revealing appealing portrait of a great American character Easily the counterpart of such revered wits as P G Wodehouse and Evelyn Waugh Dennis is not only the man who brought camp to the American mainstream but he also lived a life as wild poignant madcap and intriguing as any of his own book. Patrick Dennis s life doesn t disappoint Even a mediocre writer would have had a difficult time making his life boring if they chose to stick to uotes and stories The information about the making of books such as Auntie Mame An Irreverent Escapade or Little Me The Intimate Memoirs of that Great Star of Stage Screen and Television is intriguing because these books having been republished are easily attainable Dennis s writing talent ability to keep people shockingly entertained and kindness and generosity come through

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Edward Everett The Life Kindle #207 Tanner III under his pseudonyms of Patrick Dennis and Virginia Rowans was the author of sixteen novels most of them bestsellers including the classics Little Me and Genius But despite the success of his other works he is by best known and best remembered for his most indelible creation Auntie MameBorn Uncle Mame Kindle and raised in the affluent suburbs of Chicago Tanner moved to New York City after World War II and embarked upon a writing career His first two books were published with a whimper attracting few reviews and fewer sales. Patrick Dennis was a pseudonym for the real Edward Everett Tanner III who grew up in Evanston Illinois He also sometimes wrote under the name Virginia Rowans He was also one of the best selling writers of the 1950 s although his names and the enduring characters he created are not always linked among today s readers This well detailed warts and all biography captures Dennis during his formative years including his field ambulance service during World War II Dennis settled in New York City in the Fifties and went to work for a publisher the accepted route for many an aspiring writer He wrote and wrote married and had two childrenSpecializing in comic novels Dennis wrote some of the most popular books of the mid Twentieth Century including AUNTIE MAME a 1955 bestseller which went on to become a hit movie later a musical on Broadway and a movie starring Lucille Ball During 1956 Dennis became the first and only author to have three books on the New York Times bestseller list simultaneously Books such as LITTLE ME which also became a play and THE JOYOUS SEASON continued Dennis s literary successesDennis later divorced and began to explore his bisexuality According to Wikipedia he became a well known participant in Greenwich Village s gay scene However he remained on good terms with his childrenUnfortunately by the Seventies his books began to wane in popularity as the comic novel started to look a bit passe in an age of television and the emergent poolside culture At one point in his life Dennis was reduced to serving as a butler Eric Myers well written book has helped to restore Dennis popularity and bring many of those books back into print I highly recommend UNCLE MAME