The Snake Has All the Lines

The Snake Has All the Lines A collection of humorous articles published between and by the author of Please Don t Eat the Daisies No ISBN LCCN

  • Title: The Snake Has All the Lines
  • Author: Jean Kerr
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 378
  • Format: Hardcover
  • A collection of humorous articles published between 1958 and 1960 by the author of Please Don t Eat the Daisies.No ISBN LCCN 60 13534
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    • Megan Barnes says:

      As opposed to Christopher Buckley's Wry Martinis, which 10 years later is unreadable, Jean Kerr's books make me laugh 50 years after she wrote them. Her most famous book is probably Please Don't Eat the Daisies, which was more about being a mother. But Kerr was also a successful playwright, married to drama critic Walter Kerr, and this one is more about the theater.

    • Emily says:

      Kerr has collected a series of columns written in 1958, '59, and '60 for various magazines such as Ladies Home Journal and McCall's. Her writing is humorous and deals with subjects of motherhood, being a playwright and consumerism.Although I was not able to comprehend a lot of her pop culture references, I found this book entertaining and, for the most part, surprisingly relevant.

    • Sue says:

      Hilarious book! It's a series of essays covering Ms. Kerr's life as a wife, mother, and playwright. My favorite chapters were the ones with Humbert Humbert and Lolita appearing in a "Can This Marriage Be Saved?"-type article, (a feature that is still a part of Ladies Home Journal today); and "Out of Town With a Show", where Ms. Kerr describes what happens when a playwright goes on a try-out tour for a new show. True, there are some dated references, but the book is still funny --and fun to read. [...]

    • Erik Graff says:

      This and her Please Don't Eat the Daisies were at Mother's parents' home in Oslo, Norway when we arrived there with my little brother for a summer visit. For want of anything better, I read both, as well as many back issues of The Readers Digest, before finding that some English books were available at the local library and at bookstores catering to tourists.

    • Megan says:

      Laughed so hard I cried! Best book all year. Most amazing part she wrote it 50 years ago!

    • Julianne says:

      Amazing to believe this book was written 50 years ago. Though some of the cultural references don't "make sense", so far the humor is timeless!

    • Betsy says:

      This was a fun group of essays, proving that life as a mother is much the same then as now.

    • Natalie says:

      I like the way you think, Jean Kerr.

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    • Douglas Singer says:

      Jean Kerr's humor is very rich. She never seemed to be writing filler to get the page count up. Her imagination was too fertile for that. Laugh after laugh after laugh. Highly recommended reading.

    • Alicia says:

      Funny and still quite on point 55 years later. These collections all repeat themselves, however, not much in the way of new essays.

    • Judy Baer kim says:

      Refreshing. Funny. Makes you want to read more books written during/about this era.

    • Valerie says:

      This may or may not be the edition I have (mine has no dust cover). The edition I have is illustrated by Whitney Darrow, Jr.I grant you, a lot of this stuff is very dated. It would be a public service if somebody would go through and publish a guide to the popular culture at the time. I don't think, for example, that I've ever seen more than about five minutes footage of June Allyson. (I even had to look up the spelling).So I can't deliver on the companion volume of popular culture. But I CAN el [...]

    • Melissa Leatherwood says:

      This book is one that I read over and over again. A favorite of mine for sure. I love Jean Kerr and her writing style. She reminds me of Erma Bombeck but is even funnier than that. I laugh every time. A must read for every mother. It is guaranteed to make you laugh.

    • Polly says:

      OK, to be honest, I finally gave up on this one. There were parts that were very entertaining, but most of it was hard to get through. The humor is very dated, and it's an old book. I did find the illustrations fun to look at.

    • Rebecca says:

      I have this on hold at the library

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    • Phair says:

      Found my diary from 1962 with a list of books read complete with ratings. Alas, no comments. This one was 2.5 stars. I know I also read Please Don't Eat the Daisies.

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    • Monica Varner says:

      Jean Kerr's stories hold up remarkably; this book made me spit wine on myself. I wish I could make everybody read it.

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