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James Finn Garner : Politically Correct Bedtime Stories: Modern Tales for Our Life & Times

Author: James Finn Garner
Title: Politically Correct Bedtime Stories: Modern Tales for Our Life & Times
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Published in: English
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 79
Date: 1994-04
ISBN: 002542730X
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
Latest: 2015/02/22
Weight: 0.45 pounds
Size: 5.25 x 0.5 x 7.5 inches
Edition: First Edition
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Previous givers: 3 Beverly (USA: RI), Allison (USA: TX), cindy jimenez (USA: MA)
Previous moochers: 3 Mt. Horeb MS (USA: WI), Brian (USA: TN), The Reader (USA: PA)
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This is an original and humorous adaptation of classic bedtime stories to reflect more enlightened times. Garner removes any and all types of bias from these traditionally offensive tales and attempts to develop meaningful literature free from the influences of a flawed cultural past. Review
James Finn Garner has taken 12 time-tested tales and retold them with the newfound sensitivity of our times. Here's a snippet from "Little Red Riding Hood":

The wolf said, "You know, my dear, it isn't safe for a little girl to walk through these woods alone."

Red Riding Hood said, "I find your sexist remark offensive in the extreme, but I will ignore it because of your traditional status as an outcast from society, the stress of which has caused you to develop your own, entirely valid, worldview. Now, if you'll excuse me, I must be on my way."

Leap into a fairy-tale world where trolls are "dirt-accomplished and odor-enhanced," witches are "kindness-impaired," and Cinderella wears a gown "woven of silk stolen from unsuspecting silkworms." We can only regret that Garner had to exclude "The Duckling That Was Judged on Its Personal Merits and Not on Its Physical Appearance" for space reasons.

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