Naked Came the Stranger

by Penelope Ashe | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 1569802629 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingperryfranwing of Elk Grove, California USA on 1/11/2011
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Journal Entry 1 by wingperryfranwing from Elk Grove, California USA on Tuesday, January 11, 2011
Product Description
In 1969, a group of reporters at Long Island Newsday decided to have some fun. They were appalled at the poor writing in the then-current bestsellers by Jacqueline Susann, Irving Wallace and Harold Robbins. They decided to have a contest to see who could write on an even lower level of tawdriness. Editor Mike McGrady directed the spinning of the plot. Then, twenty-four seasoned newsmen and newswomen each wrote one chapter. Fifteen chapters were selected, the plot smoothed out, and a great American hoax was on its way to being born. McGrady's sister-in-law assumed the nom-de-plume Penelope Ashe. The book was presented to a publisher as being written by a "demure Long Island housewife who thought she could write as well as J. Susann."
Unbeknownst to the "author," the publisher was in on the secret. The book actually hit the New York Times bestseller list even before the hoax was uncovered by the Times. The hoax became an international story and the book became an international bestseller. Naked Came the Stranger became a huge mass-market hit and was made into a film which premiered at the same theatre that had introduced the world to Deep Throat. Not since Naked Came the Stranger has publishing experienced any hoax that came near to getting the sensational response and worldwide attention engendered by this one. And, to the surprise of all, the book is a delightfully entertaining read.

About the Author
Penelope Ashe is a pseudonym for a cooperative effort that included twenty-four different authors. There are 19 surviving authors many of whom have since left Long Island and live across the country. Thirty-four years later many of the authors are still active journalists working for newspapers such as the New York Times and Newsday.

Journal Entry 2 by wingperryfranwing at North Ogden, Utah USA on Saturday, January 15, 2011
Bookray
Starting a bookray for this book. Please PM me if interested in joining. Bookray will remain open until last person has the book.

Participants so far:

. akosikulot from Philippines (US/Asia - international if needed)
. PJLBewdy from Australia (International)<----Traveling here
. Jujuks from Portugal (EU only)
. Scribacchina from Portugal (EU only)
. kizmiaz from Portugal (EU preferred - international by surface mail)
. silvia-pco from Portugal (EU preferred - international if needed)
. dabercro from the US (US/Canada only)
. NMReader from the US (US only)

Note: Order is subject to change based on shipping preferences and others joining the bookray.

How the bookray works:
* Someone will PM you for your address, PM them back and provide your address
* When you receive the book, please make a journal entry letting everyone know that you received it
* Put the book at the top of your TBR pile (under other rings/rays that arrived first)
* Read the book (take your time and enjoy the book, don't feel rushed to finish it but try to get it out to next reader within a couple of months)
* When the end is in sight, check the book's journal and PM the next person to get their address
* Finish the book, make another journal entry and let everyone know what you thought of the book
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This bookray is lost with akosikulot. It was supposedly mailed to the next reader but has not arrived. Several other rings were also supposed to have been sent by akosikulot but did not arrive (see this forum post). Sorry to the rest of the readers on the list!


Journal Entry 3 by wingperryfranwing at North Ogden, Utah USA on Friday, January 21, 2011
Well, I think the authors succeeded in going to a lower level of tawdriness in this novel. I read this back in 1969 when it first came out and for a 19-year old, it seemed more than risque - very sexy and nasty! Rereading it now, it was just a series of sexual encounters that hammer you one after another. Not very original or sexy. And it is very dated - written during the heyday of hippies and falling out of society - especially the chapter about the homosexual and the attitudes of the time. Anyway, it is definitely a piece out of the past and probably should stay there!

Journal Entry 4 by wingperryfranwing at Panabo City, Davao del Norte Philippines on Friday, January 21, 2011

Released 10 yrs ago (1/21/2011 UTC) at Panabo City, Davao del Norte Philippines

CONTROLLED RELEASE NOTES:

Sending to akosikulot in the Philippines to start this series of bookrays.

Journal Entry 5 by akosikulot at Panabo City, Davao del Norte Philippines on Wednesday, February 09, 2011
Received yesterday, along with the two other Naked Came books in the ray. Let's start this ray! :)

Journal Entry 6 by akosikulot at Panabo City, Davao del Norte Philippines on Friday, May 27, 2011

Released 10 yrs ago (5/27/2011 UTC) at Given to the next BookCrosser on the list, Bookring -- Controlled Releases

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On its way to PJLBewdy in Australia - enjoy the book! :)

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