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My First Five Husbands...and the Ones Who Got Away

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My First Five Husbands... and the Ones Who Got Away

type:
Book
Current Status:
In Season
author:
Rue McClanahan
publisher:
Broadway Books
genre:
Nonfiction, Memoir

We gave it a B+

”Wanna hear the juicy inside stories?” asks Golden Girls star Rue McClanahan. ”Go ask someone else.” She doesn’t talk trash in My First Five Husbands…and the Ones Who Got Away, but dishes about men in her own kitschy way. (Of husband No. 4: ”[We] had about as much in common as a blowfish and a baby’s butt.”) She also quotes Noël Coward, tells detractors to”fall in a hole,” and reveals more about herself — an abortion, a bout with breast cancer — than most celeb authors. To borrow from Tennessee Williams, describing McClanahan’s acting in a 1972 Off Broadway play, Husbands is full of ”frippery combined with fierceness.” B+