They Used to Call Me Snow White...but I Drifted by Regina Barreca
Women's Strategic Use of Humor

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Artfully combining sociology, psychology, and feminist theory, here is a fascinating and entertaining look at how women can use humor to their advantage. This witty--and at times deliciously ribald--book examines women's humor and shows how the proper punchline can work wonders on the street, in the bedroom, and even in the corporate boardroom.
 

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Published April 1, 1991 by Viking Adult. 223 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Health, Fitness & Dieting, Professional & Technical. Non-fiction

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Barreca's thesis is that women's humor, including sexual humor, is different from men's.

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Despite a tendency to make sweeping generalizations about both sexes, Barreca offers illuminating analyses of humor as a weapon and of the Good Girl/Bad Girl dichotomy in books, movies and TV.

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To the tired question ``Why don't women have a sense of humor?'' Barreca (editor of Last Laughs ) replies: they do.

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When Barreca, now an English professor at the University of Connecticut, was among the first women students at Dartmouth, a male instructor repeatedly called on her to give "a woman's view."

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