Memoirs of an Ex-Prom Queen (Paperback)
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Memoirs of an Ex-Prom Queen (Paperback)

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Published: 06/06/2019
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The cult classic that defined a generation - first UK publication in 47 years

'An extraordinary novel ... women will like it and men should read it for the good of their immortal souls' Los Angeles Times

Sasha Davis has everything a girl in 1950s suburbia could want: beauty, intelligence and an all-star sports captain boyfriend. All she needs to succeed is to keep her skin clear and her intelligence hidden under her Prom Queen tiara.

But when she drops out of college to marry, Sasha soon realises her life has become a fearful countdown to her thirtieth birthday - the year when her beauty will have faded, and life as she knows it will end. As Sasha rebels against her fate, she finds herself experiencing an intellectual and sexual awakening that might be her only chance of outrunning the aging process.

First published in 1972, Alix Kates Shulman's landmark novel follows Sasha's coming of age through the sexual double standards, job discrimination and harassment of the 1950s and 60s. Five decades later, it remains a funny and heartbreaking story of a young woman in a man's world.

Publisher: Profile Books Ltd
ISBN: 9781788163408
Number of pages: 272
Weight: 194 g
Dimensions: 196 x 128 x 20 mm
Edition: Main - Classic edition


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Funny, frank and full of righteous rage, Memoirs Of An Ex Prom Queen will make you laugh and want to smash the patriarchy - Red

This dazzling 1972 novel blazes with fury at women's lot from the Forties onwards ... Shulman's gripping account of the female experience in a man's world is hilarious, shudder-making and inspirational. - Daily Mail

Kates Shulman's sardonic examination of life in small-town America in the 50s and 60s gets a welcome republication ... a hugely likeable heroine and a voice that still resonates down the years - the i paper

An important piece of fiction that mirrors many women's experiences, both fifty years ago and today - The Lady

Sad and witty, expertly conceived and executed ... important - Newsweek

An extraordinarily fine novel ... Men may curse, they may howl . . . yet men owe it to themselves to see themselves plain, as their wives and girlfriends perceive them ... A writer of remarkable narrative talent, sharp wit and acerbic insight - Los Angeles Times

A vicious little gem of a novel - Cosmopolitan

This story, told with astringent wit, explores every facet and cliché of what it means to grow up female and beautiful - San Francisco Chronicle

An extraordinary novel ... women will like it and men should read it for the good of their immortal souls - The New York Times

... an instant bestseller now considered a feminist classic ... The energetic prose exudes American confidence ... [and] exposes the darker side of traditional values ... An important piece of fiction that mirrors many women's experiences, both fifty years ago and today. - The Lady

Furious, fiercely funny, provocative, sexy, and wise-a must read - Dani Shapiro

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"First published in 1972, Shulman's landmark novel follows Sasha's coming of age through the sexual double standards, discrimination and harassment of the 50s and 60s"

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