Book Reviews of In Her Day

In Her Day
In Her Day
Author: Rita Mae Brown
PBS Market Price: $8.09 or $4.19+1 credit
ISBN-13: 9780553275735
ISBN-10: 0553275739
Publication Date: 10/1/1988
Pages: 192
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.

3.6 stars, based on 23 ratings
Publisher: Bantam
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
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For years a "lost" collector's item, here is the second novel from a brilliant young author testing her literary muscle, and it's bursting at the seams with Rita Mae Brown's trademark cast of characters and crackling quips. Written immediately after her classic Rubyfruit Jungle, In Her Day takes a loving swipe at the charged political atmosphere of Greenwich Village in the early seventies. Elegant art history professor Carole Hanratty insists brains transcend lust--until she crashes into Ilse, a revolutionary feminist flush with the arrogance of youth. Blazing with rhetoric, their romance is a sexual and ideological inferno. Ilse campaigns to get Carole to join The Movement, but forty-four-year-old Carole and her zany peers have twenty years of fight behind them and are wary of causes bogged down in talk. After all, says Carole's best friend, the real reason for a revolution is so the good things in life circulate. Her idea of subversion is hiring a Rolls-Royce to go to McDonald's. In Her Day, with its infectious merriment and serious underpinnings, proves that if politics is the great divider, humor is the ultimate restorative.
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Not her best, I muddled through most of the book to get to the last chapter, which was hilarious. The May-December romance aspect was interesting and more realistic than most books. It was okay, I wouldn't keep it and re-read it.
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Rita Mae Brown. Need I say anything further? Hilarious.