By Rue McClanahan
“This ebook is set males i've got recognized, in either the Platonic and Biblical senses. a few I knew simply a little bit, a few fairly good. a few I’ll love regularly, a few I now not like greatly, and there are a number of I’d prefer to strip bare, tie to a Maypole, smear with candy syrup close to a beehive, then stand again and watch. I’ll describe a goodly variety of those scorching dudes—and duds—keeping the nicest guy for final because—if for not anything else—I’d wish to depart you, pricey reader, with a great style on your mouth, and Hubbies #3 and #4 may possibly make you need to rush to gargle. there have been instances i really puzzled, Lord, will I EVER get it correct? Thank God I thrive on variety.”
--From My First 5 Husbands . . . And those Who acquired Away
People regularly inquire from me if i am like Blanche. and that i say, 'Well, Blanche used to be an oversexed, self-involved, man-crazy, useless Southern Belle from Atlanta -- and i am now not from Atlanta!’” -- Rue McClanahan
Who can put out of your mind Rue McClanahan because the attractive Southern vixen, Blanche Devereaux, at the Emmy-award successful sequence The Golden Girls? along with her breezy intercourse allure and sharp comedic timing, Rue infused her personality with a sassy joie de vivre that captured the hearts of girls all over the place. Now, the actress at the back of the magic finds her existence out and in of the highlight in a laugh-out-loud humorous memoir approximately love, marriage, males, and aging that's every piece as colourful because the characters she performs.
Raised in small-town Oklahoma in a home “thirteen cell poles prior the standpipe north of town,” Rue built her nice passions—theater and men—at an early age. She arrived in ny urban in 1957 with two-weeks worthy of cash in her pocket, hustled her approach right into a category with the mythical Uta Hagen, and started operating her manner up within the performing international opposed to the colourful, free-spirited backdrop of the sixties. That’s whilst she met and married Husband #1—a good-looking rogue of an aspiring actor who speedy left her with a tender son. nonetheless, she was resolute to make it at the level and screen—and within the years that undefined, rose to the pinnacle of the leisure global with a bunch of adventures (and husbands) alongside the best way.
From her roles on Broadway contrary Dustin Hoffman and Brad Davis, to her first tv appearances on Maude and All within the Family, to the Golden ladies era and past, My First 5 Husbands is the impossible to resist tale of 1 woman’s quest to discover herself. Now fortunately married to her soul mate, Husband #6, Rue is facts that many stuff can and do get well with age—and that, if she retains her wits approximately her, even a small-town woman could make it colossal.
Told with Rue’s saucy wit and Southern allure, My First 5 husbands is a deliciously unique tackle lifestyles and love from an irrepressible big name.
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