A new edition of the bestselling, witty, contemporary parody of traditional fairy tales, now with the story of 'Pinocchio'.
'Essential reading for adults of all ages . . . the wisest, funniest, most thoughtful thing yet written on the subject of PC' - Observer
In this bestselling classic, James Finn Garner has rewritten classic stories for more enlightened times; from Snow White's relationship with seven vertically challenged men, Little Red Riding Hood, her grandma and the cross-dressing wolf 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.
At last, here is bedtime reading free from prejudice and discrimination of witches, giants, dwarves, goblins and fairies everywhere. For anyone brought up on sexist, racist, sizeist and ethnocentrist reading matter, James Finn Garner's stories have been purged of the influence of an insensitive cultural past to become fables for our times.
James Finn Garner was born in Detroit and attended the University of Michigan, where he won a Hopwood Award for one of his short plays. He performed comedy in Chicago nightclubs for a number of years and is the author of Politically Correct Bedtime Stories. He lives in Chicago with his wife and children.
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