Let us know what’s wrong with this preview of, Published This is the book upon which "Wonderful Town" is based. Ruth wants to get a job as a writer, while Eileen hopes to succeed on the stage. Now picture their (literary) grandmother - that would be Ruth McKenney, who wrote these screamingly funny sketches of her life for the magazine in the 1930s. Be the first to ask a question about My Sister Eileen. Second page is coming loose. But it was an entertaining look at the wacky things that happened to two sisters growing up in the early 20th century (not to mention the crazy things they did). This was a fun read. Think of all those funny writers for the New Yorker - Andy Borowitz, Paul Rudnick, David Sedaris. Very funny, well written short stories. Ruth is, by her own account, a rather buxom young girl, to her sister's delicate beauty. My Sister Eileen was a book I enjoyed many years ago in elementary school. Barnes & Noble Press. [New York] Dramatists play servce, inc. [1942, ©1941] I appreciate McKenney's sense of humor most of the time. Eileen made a sign, and a new breed was born. My Sister Eileen is a series of autobiographical short stories by Ruth McKenney, originally published in The New Yorker, which eventually inspired many other works: My Sister Eileen (a 1938 book), a play, a musical, a radio play (and an unproduced radio series), two motion pictures, and a CBS television series in the 1960–1961 season. After more than 60 years, this book is still a hoot. I found this book laugh-out-loud funny! Richard Quine A Columbia Picture 108 min. My Sister Eileen 59 copies, 3 reviews. Mirage 6 copies, 1 review. Ruth McKenney had such a clever way of telling a story. Written by A.L.Beneteau Plot Summary | Add Synopsis Every New Yorker reader must have met Ruth McKenney and her sister, Eileen, and chuckled and laughed uproariously over their misadventures from infancy on. Very enjoyable book all around. Third Times The Charm. Comment on this title; ISBN13: 1110000238601 Condition: Standard DustJacket: Less than Standard All Product Details Hardcover What Our Readers Are Saying Be the first to share your thoughts on this title! Maybe it was due in part to the oxycodone in my system, but the second essay ("Hun-gah") had me laughing helplessly. Cutesy, but blah. When they released the original My Sister Eileen with the two of them, I just had to watch it (that one is much better). My Sister Eileen originated as a series of autobiographical short stories by Ruth McKenney originally published in The New Yorker that eventually evolved into many other works: My Sister Eileen (1938 book), a play, a musical, a radio play (and unproduced radio series), two films, and a CBS television series in the 1960–1961 season. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers. A book of collected essays from The New Yorker, so naturally a bit uneven. It also analyzes reviews to verify trustworthiness. 1:05. Reviewed in the United States on May 31, 2013. . Of course the naughty letter from her French pen pal that she hands to a classmate for translation makes the scandalized rounds of her entire high school. Reviewed in the United States on June 14, 2010. My Sister Eileen Ruth McKenney Snippet view - 1938. To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. I got this book at a book swap when I was in Middle school. I've been reading a lot of serious stuff, and this was a nice breather. Father made me chuckle the most, especially in the easter egg dyeing scene. See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions. Herre Francisca. I wish there were more stories to this memoir. . I need to read the rest of the McKenny memoirs. First edition, original, published in 1938. Town '' is based based on autobiographical short stories by Ruth McKenney fans of Leonard Bernstein musical! 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