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Book Title: Truer Than True Romance: Classic Love Comics Retold|
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 12.47 MB
The author of the book: Jeanne Martinet
Edition: Watson-Guptill Publications
Date of issue: June 1st 2001
ISBN 13: 9780823084388
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Reader ratings: 3.4
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Yes, this is as clever as the publisher's blurb makes it sound. The basic premise is that romance comics in the 1960s and 1970s shaped her strange (if not unrealistic) notions about dating and romance. So, she took out her eraser, replaced the original dialogue with something more realistic, and left the artwork/layout unchanged. Add in some farcical romance advice columns and it is HILARIOUS!
The only reason I withheld its final star is that some of the stories are just too far off center, and would have been funnier if they were a little more realistic. Someone else with more of a sense of humor may disagree. Also, not having grown up with the original romance comics, it is a little hard to believe that the author did not take liberties with her summaries of the original comic. Some of those are just too much, and probably would have made me laugh to read them in their original form.
The ten "new" comics include: "My Heart Said Yes, But My Therapist Said No!," "Too Dumb for Love," "I Hate My Hair," "My Heart of Darkness," "Psychic Matchmaker," "Carry-on Girl" (my personal favorite), "The Job From Hell," "Loving Gay Men," "The Narcissist Heart," and "What Are You Saying?" The last one includes a girl sending a rum cake to her "beau" serving in a combat theater, and the ensuing lack of sobriety causes him to get shot in the face. I'm not sending any more rum balls overseas.
The book is out of print, but I'm willing to loan out my copy. Be warned that it MUST BE returned because I like to read parts of it when I need a good laugh.
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Read information about the authorJeanne Martinet is the author of eight books, including the THE ART OF MINGLING, which has sold more than 150,000 copies and been published in ten countries. She has been featured in such publications as: The New York Times, The New York Daily News, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Newsweek, The U.S. News and World Report, Salon.com, The Chicago Tribune, The Boston Globe, TimeOut New York, Cosmopolitan, Glamour, Playboy, The Washington Post, The San Francisco Chronicle and The Huffington Post. Martinet has shared her humor and mingling know-how on hundreds of TV and radio shows, including NBC's "The Today Show," "The CBS Early Show," NPR's "Morning Edition," Great Britain's "This Morning with Richard and Judy," and WNYC's "The Leonard Lopate Show."
Jeanne Martinet, AKA "Miss Mingle," is a blogger for The Huffington Post. She lives, writes and mingles in New York City.
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