Auntie Mame (Paperback, 1994, Ballantine Books) 5 stars

Uncle Mame was a fascinating writer

5 stars

I grew up adoring the movie with Rosalind Russell and to this day can never get enough of watching this fabulous move. So, after years of living my life to the fullest in my limited, financially, way I've picked up the book (and audiobook) with glee and began reading.

There is so much to say about the character of Auntie Mame but I can say that even though my minds-eye always saw Mrs. Russell's performance this character is even funnier than the movie made her out to be. She is wickedly fun and always in "project" mode.

The afterword is not to be missed, written by Michael Tanner - the author's son - about how the author perceived his creation. I would dare say I'm interested in reading the biography Uncle Mame about "Patrick Dennis" as he does sound like Mame is much of him as is 20% an actual Auntie of his.

Do yourself a favor, make yourself your favorite cocktail: make mine a Manhattan with a cherry, and relish in reading this wonderful, crazy, chaotic story about two people who find each other and both end up saving each other.