American housewife: stories

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display_description A sharp, funny, delightfully unhinged collection of stories set in the dark world of domesticity, American Housewife features murderous ladies who lunch, celebrity treasure hunters, and the best bra fitter south of the Mason Dixon line.

Meet the women of American Housewife: they wear lipstick, pearls, and sunscreen, even when it's cloudy. They casserole. They pinwheel. They pump the salad spinner like it's a CPR dummy. And then they kill a party crasher, carefully stepping around the body to pull cookies out of the oven. These twelve irresistible stories take us from a haunted prewar Manhattan apartment building to the set of a rigged reality television show, from the unique initiation ritual of a book club to the getaway car of a pageant princess on the lam, from the gallery opening of a tinfoil artist to the fitting room of a legendary lingerie shop. Vicious, fresh, and nutty as a poisoned Goo Goo Cluster, American Housewife is an uproarious, pointed commentary on womanhood.
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table_of_contents What I do all day -- The wainscoting war -- Dumpster diving with the stars -- Southern lady code -- Hello! Welcome to the book club -- The fitter -- How to be a grown-ass lady -- How to be a patron of the arts -- Dead doormen -- Pageant protection -- Take it from cats -- My novel is brought to you by the good people at Tampax.
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title American housewife : stories
title_alt Short stories.
title_display American housewife : stories
title_full American Housewife Stories, American housewife : stories / Helen Ellis
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topic Fiction, Humor (Fiction), Literature, Short Stories, Short stories, American
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