Tuesday, February 26, 2013

The Autobiography of Miss Normadesmond

This month's Infomaniac Book Club selection is "I'm a Large Woman: The Autobiography of Miss Normadesmond."


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Norma's a whole lotta woman.
-- Foundation Garments Weekly

If you Bitches have finished reading this page-turner, why not share the highlights with us?

Let the book club discussion begin.

27 comments:

  1. Ditching the platform sandals would help.

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    1. LX: Let’s have another look at that photo of Norma of yesteryear, shall we?

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    2. i bemoan the fact those were thrown out.
      they were fabulous.

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  2. Although Norma is a large woman, it's the pictures that got small...

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  3. All the tittilating banter from Norma's fitting room escapades got my attention...
    The quotes fom the fitters were pearls...
    " Were gonna need the extra heavy duty elasticised gusset here" (Pg 72) and... "I've never met a bust I couldn't fit... But... You could well be my first Norma... Will someone pass me the industrial sized measuring tape?... Ladies, we have our first real woman..."(Pg 75)

    "Can someone contact "Mr Barnum" and see if he can send over a spare?..."(pg 76)

    It's such a good read... I laughed and laughed... Oops.. I think I pee'd a little...

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  4. publisher's weekly almost said,

    "where her mirth ends, her girth begins"

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  5. of course, the lawsuit is pending.

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  6. I loved the chapter where her bustier exploded in the White House and the Secret Service thought it was a bomb.

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    1. please, the secret service heard
      mamie fart & thought it was a bomb.

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  7. From the back cover: Norma just isn't large. Norma is immense in every sense. Like Paul Masson, Norma will sell no wine, before it's time. ~ Orson Wells

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  8. From the back cover:

    " ." ~ Anna Q. Nilsson, Waxworks Bridge League

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  9. From the back cover:

    "Best cunt my husband ever had." Rose Kennedy

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  10. Disgusting. Totally disgusting. We must burn all copies of this abomination!

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  11. I thought the events that occurred around the time of her 78th Birthday were quite tragic. I see Norma with new eyes and will forever more think of her with the greatest esteem.
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    1. 78?

      you're hysterical scarlet, hysterical.

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  12. '"It was like the Hindenburg," gasped a distraught Ivar Haglund as he mourned the loss of his famous fish bar. "That last order was too much for the Fry-o-Lator and the whole place went up in a ball of flames!" Meanwhile Norma, resplendent in a Texas-sized sable, sauntered slowly away from the scene, plucking a fried clam from the bucket she held and slipping it between her scarlet lips.'

    No, I'm not sure what I mean by this either.

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  13. Couldn't put it down? kabuki couldn't pick it up. Even in paperback this tome weighs as much as a buick

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  14. Who will play Norma in the movie?

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  15. Pity Ena Sharples isn't around for the part.
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    1. ....so my vote goes to Joan Collins.
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  16. Please...not Norma... She just doesn't seem right for the part... Is Shelly Winters available for a posthumous role?

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