American Housewife: Stories
Helen Ellis (Author)
DescriptionA NATIONAL BESTSELLER "Catchy, smart and very, very funny." --The Washington Post Meet the women of American Housewife. They wear lipstick, pearls, and sunscreen, even when it's cloudy. They casserole. They pinwheel. And then they kill a party crasher, carefully stepping around the body to pull cookies from the oven. Taking us from a haunted pre-war Manhattan apartment building to the unique initiation ritual of a book club, these twelve delightfully demented stories are a refreshing and wicked answer to the question: "What do housewives do all day?"
October 18, 2016
5.1 X 0.7 X 7.9 inches | 0.45 pounds
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About the Author
HELEN ELLIS is the acclaimed author of Eating the Cheshire Cat and Southern Lady Code. She is a poker player who competes on the national tournament circuit. Raised in Alabama, she lives with her husband in New York City.
"Darkly comic stories about, and for, 'grown-ass' ladies." --People
"A raucous, whip-smart collection of stories featuring retro-feminist ladies who lunch." --Elle
"Funny, biting. . . . Think Megan Mullally's Karen Walker character (from Will and Grace) meets Shirley Jackson." --Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "[A] wonderful, charged, lyrical, intelligent book." --Rebecca Lee, author of Bobcat and Other Stories "Addictive and full of pitch-perfect observations." --J. Courtney Sullivan, The New York Times
"Utterly winning." --Hannah Pittard, author of Reunion
"The funniest short story collection of [the year]. . . . As effervescent and intoxicating as champagne punch." --Kirkus Reviews "Ellis has forged her own molten, mind-twisting storytelling mode. Her pacing is swift and eviscerating, and her characters' rage and hunger for revenge are off the charts." --Booklist (starred review) "If anyone can make the Real Housewives look dull, it's the women in this collection." --Cosmopolitan
"The type of [characters] you'd love to have over for a dinner party (or just wine)." --Glamour.com "If you seek solace in fearless women who can whip up Martha Stewart-style five course meals after having an epic breakdown, then this book is for you." --The Daily News
"I want to throw a cocktail party for Helen Ellis's beautiful, demented, touching heroines. I'd ply them with gin and Jell-O salad, admire their brooches, and force them to give up their deepest secrets." --Eliza Kennedy, author of I Take You