Roseannearchy

Roseannearchy

Dispatches From the Nut Farm

Book - 2011
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BESTSELLING AUTHOR AND TELEVISION STAR ROSEANNE BARR IS BACK--WITH A VENGEANCE--AND THE RESULT IS ROSEANNEARCHY.

Roseanne Barr is a force of nature. Whether taking the sitcom world by storm, challenging accepted social norms, or battling the wild pigs inhabiting her nut farm in Hawaii, she is not to be trifled with. In this return to the printed page, Roseanne unleashes her razor-sharp observations on hypocrisy, hubris, and self-perpetuating institutions of questionable value--as well as menopause, pharmaceuticals, and her grandkids. And she's as controversial, original, and funny as ever.

Raised half-Jewish, half-Mormon, and 100 percent misfit, Roseanne made a deal with Satan early on as the price she paid for stardom. But now she's looking to refinance the loan of her soul--this book represents her final exorcism of fame.

Displaying her brilliance and sharp wit, Roseanne discusses the humor of everyday life with musings on more serious topics, such as class warfare, feminism, the cult of celebrity, and Kabbalah. Bold, brash, and insightful, Roseannearchy shows that she can still skewer any subject under the sun and why The New York Times describes her appeal as "the power of a whole planet, pulling everything around it inexorably into its orbit."
Publisher: New York : Gallery Books, 2011.
Edition: 1st Gallery Books hardcover ed.
ISBN: 9781439154823
1439154821
Characteristics: xv, 284 p. ;,24 cm.

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IrishMoon
Jan 08, 2014

I loved it! Roseanne is great...funny & thoughtful at the same time. However, the cover design leaves a lot to be desired.

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newdog
Jan 08, 2014

I loved this book. Yes, as other reviewers have mentioned, Roseanne may ramble a bit at ties, but if you read it with an open mind, you will find that within her humor, she asks some very profound that gets the reader thinking. The more of her writings I read, the more respect I have for her as a woman who truly cares about humanity!

This book I borrowed for my mom, she didn't tell me her thoughts on it. I tried reading it but stopped once she began writing a lot of strange stuff.

bethcarswell Jul 19, 2011

Roseanne Barr is kind of a nut job, and this memoir is rambling and strange and occasionally really makes a person wonder about her mental well-being, and that if this is what they left in....what was edited out? Still, she's charming and endearing in some ways, and I keep reading. Then again, I have a hard time quitting a book.

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