Around the World With Auntie Mame
by Patrick Dennis
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New acquaintances and lifelong fans of Auntie Mame will all relish this second round of even more outrageous escapades with the world's most glamorous globetrotter. Around the World with Auntie Mame takes readers on a first.rate (if not always first-class) voyage to fabulous and exotic locales around the world - including Paris, London, the Austrian Alps, and Lebanon - with Mame herself as a devilishly fun guide. From piloting a gunrunning ship on the eve of World War II to being rescued from public nudity on the stage of the Folies-Bergères by a pack Irish wolfhounds, Mame never loses her sense of adventure - or her sense of style. Along for the ride are her nephew Patrick and her best friend, the legendary actress and lush Vera Charles, plus a motley crew of eccentrics, expatriates, and playboys. Also included is an account of Mame's stopover at the "Mother Bloor Communal Farm" in rural Russia, a fiendishly satirical chapter suppressed when the book was first published at the height of the 1950s Red Scare. Deliciously witty, blissfully irreverent, and wildly funny, Around the World with Auntie Mame remains as irresistible now as when it was first published in 1958.

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