Politically Correct Bedtime Stories: Modern Tales for Our Life&Times

by James Finn Garner | Humor | This book has not been rated.
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Registered by nwpassage of Prince George, British Columbia Canada on 3/2/2006
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Journal Entry 1 by nwpassage from Prince George, British Columbia Canada on Thursday, March 2, 2006
Bought at Value Village today for 99 cents. TBR.

From the front cover:

Politically Correct Bedtime Stories
Modern Tales for Our Life & Times
by James Finn Garner

From the dust jacket flap:

Once upon a time, in the olden days, heavy-set middle-aged men would congregate in their elitist clubs, sit in over-stuffed leather chairs, smoke air-choking cigars, and pitch story ideas and plots to each other. Problem was, these stories, many of which found their way into the general social consciousness, reflected the way in which these men lived and saw their world: that is, the stories were sexist, discriminatory, unfair, culturally biased, and in general, demeaning to witches, animals, goblins, and fairies everywhere.

Finally, after centuries of these abusive tales, which have been handed down - unknowingly - from one male-biased generation to the next, James Finn Garner has taken it upon himself (that's right, yet another man) to enlighten and liberate these classic bedtime stories and retell them in a way that is much more in keeping with the society in which we live today.

Politically Correct Bedtime Stories, then, is the fruit of Garner's labors, We'd like to think that future generations of fairy-tale fans will see this as a worthy attempt to develop meaningful literature that is totally free from bias and purged from the influences of a flawed cultural past.

JAMES FINN GARNER, the descendant of dead white European males, is a writer and performer in Chicago. His work has been published in the Chicago Tribune Magazine and has appeared on Chicago Public Radio. This is his first processed tree carcass. He lives in Chicago, Illinois.

From the back cover:

Here's what people are saying about Politically Correct Bedtime Stories:

"It's hard to believe that James Finn Garner could improve upon perfection - but he has!"
-- Hans Christian Andersen

"We were fighting between ourselves to see who would read it first."
-- The Brothers Grimm

"These stories are fables for our times."
-- Aesop

Journal Entry 2 by nwpassage from Prince George, British Columbia Canada on Sunday, March 12, 2006
This Sunday morning I decided it made no sense having books as short as this adding to the staggering height of Mt. TBR. So, I sat down and read it already.

I loved this. It was what I always expected, and more. This copy is Available, because I also picked up a second copy for my PC.

Journal Entry 3 by nwpassage from Prince George, British Columbia Canada on Sunday, March 19, 2006
Offered in an ALS last night, won by chomper. To be mailed to her ASAP.

Journal Entry 4 by nwpassage from Prince George, British Columbia Canada on Sunday, April 2, 2006
Mailed today.

Journal Entry 5 by wingFiregirlwing from Tucson, Arizona USA on Wednesday, March 21, 2007
This looks familiar -- I believe I've read it before, but I'll enjoy revisiting it. Thanks so much, Chomper!

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