At last, here is bedtime reading free from prejudice and discrimination to witches, giants, dwarves, goblins and fairies everywhere. You can remedy this cultural defect by reading Politically Correct Bedtime Stories and discovering what really happened when Jack climbed the beanstalk, when Cinderella went to the ball and when the wolf tried to blow down the house of the Three Little Pigs. For anyone brought up on sexist, racist, sizeist and ethnocentrist reading matter, these stories have been purged of the influence of an insensitive cultural past to become fables for our times. Political correctness is as topical as ever and this new edition will appeal to a new generation of readers.
James Finn Garner has taken the opportunity to rewrite classic stories for more enlightened times: from Snow White’s relationship with seven vertically challenged men, Little Red Riding Hood, her grandma and the crossdressing world who set up an alternative household based on mutual respect and cooperation to the Emperor who was not naked but was endorsing a clothing-optional lifestyle.
'One of those works which cleave an author instantly to your heart… It is beautiful. It demolishes, in few but elegant words, a dozen kinds of silliness.' - Libby Purves, The Times
'Not only essential reading for adults of all ages, but also the wisest, funniest, most thoughtful thing yet written on the subject of PC.' - The Observer
'The definitive, non-exploitative, non-patriarchalist (dontcha hate doing that to the kids?) … collection of bedtime stories.' - Daily Telegraph
Publication date: 01/09/2011
Publisher: Souvenir Press Ltd
|Publication date:||1st September 2011|
|Author:||James Finn Garner|
|Publisher:||Souvenir Press Ltd|
|Genres:||eBook Favourites, The Real World,|
James Finn Garner is the descendant of dead white Europeans and is a writer and performer based in Chicago.More About James Finn Garner