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Hypocrite in a Pouffy White Dress: Tales of Growing Up Groovy and Clueless    by Susan Jane Gilman order for
Hypocrite in a Pouffy White Dress
by Susan Jane Gilman
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Warner, 2005 (2005)

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* *   Reviewed by Kim Atchue-Cusella

In Hypocrite in a Pouffy White Dress, Susan Jane Gilman shares her childhood memories, with hilarious stories that deal with childhood teasing, coming from a 'Hippy Household', and growing up in a Jewish family that celebrates Christmas. She tells us that her shot at fame was a cameo role in a hippy movie (when she was four years old), where she ran naked while chasing butterflies.

Gilmore gives insight into a normal person's everyday life with an engaging twist of humor. I found myself giggling as she described herself dressing in a tutu to go to school every day ... and the other girls in the class following suit. Many of us have a similar recollection, which this will bring to mind. She shares stories of 'Show and Tell' that will leave readers rolling on the floor laughing at the lies that came out of her mouth (when they eventually became whoppers, she was chastised by her mother and teacher). She moves on to her teenage years, with a comical account of meeting Mick Jagger. In her career, Susan speaks of flirting with a job in journalism, and about the mistaken assumption that she was gay after she wrote a story about lesbian Rabbis.

Hypocrite in a Pouffy White Dress is a witty memoir of Susan's life, to which most readers will relate on some level. Her stories about childhood and teenage years, her parents, and different events in her life hit home - get hold of a copy, and prepare yourself for a ton of laughs.

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