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[[Image:Funny Girl - Hardcover - USA - 1st Edition.jpg|thumb|256x256px|1st edition US hardcover.]]
 
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'''''Funny Girl''''' is a novel written by [[Nick Hornby]] and published on 2014-11-06. The story takes place in the 1960s, and is about a woman named Barbara living in Blackpool, England. She adores Lucille Ball and longs to be a television comedian, but, because she looks like a bikini model, her dream is not taken seriously. In her attempt to enter stardom, she meets two radio program writers she admires working on a new show about marriage troubles, which is odd, because they're both gay.
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'''''Funny Girl''''' is a novel written by [[Nick Hornby]] and published on 2014-11-06. The story takes place in the 1960s, and is about a woman named Barbara living in Blackpool, England. She adores Lucille Ball and longs to be a television comedian, but, because she looks like a bikini model, her dream is not taken seriously.
  
 
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* "It's not supposed to be you and me," he said. "It just started to go that way, and I didn't feel I could stop it without giving too much away." "Are they going to sort it all out in the end?" "Yes." "Them I will enjoy watching it," said June.
 
* "It's not supposed to be you and me," he said. "It just started to go that way, and I didn't feel I could stop it without giving too much away." "Are they going to sort it all out in the end?" "Yes." "Them I will enjoy watching it," said June.
 
* "I'm going to be like her," said Sophie. "People are going to have to throw me out." "They will," said Clive. "That's what happens."
 
* "I'm going to be like her," said Sophie. "People are going to have to throw me out." "They will," said Clive. "That's what happens."
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Funny_Girl_(novel) en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Funny_Girl_(novel)] - Wikipedia.
 
* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Funny_Girl_(novel) en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Funny_Girl_(novel)] - Wikipedia.

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1st edition US hardcover.

Funny Girl is a novel written by Nick Hornby and published on 2014-11-06. The story takes place in the 1960s, and is about a woman named Barbara living in Blackpool, England. She adores Lucille Ball and longs to be a television comedian, but, because she looks like a bikini model, her dream is not taken seriously.

Status

I own a first edition US hardcover.

Review

Good

  • There are several laugh-out-loud passages.
  • It's interesting to learn about the difficulties that gay men faced in 1960s England when it was still illegal to be gay.

Bad

Ugly

  • Nothing.

Quotes

  • "You've got the bosom, the waist, the hair, the legs, the eyes . . . If I thought that murdering you with a meat cleaver, this minute, would get me half what you've got, I'd slice you up with out a second's thought and watch you bleed to death like a stuck pig." "Thank you," said Barbara.
  • She wasn't the sort of catch one could take home and show off to people; she was the sort of catch that drags the angler off the end of the pier and pulls him out to sea before tearing him to pieces as he's drowning.
  • "It's not supposed to be you and me," he said. "It just started to go that way, and I didn't feel I could stop it without giving too much away." "Are they going to sort it all out in the end?" "Yes." "Them I will enjoy watching it," said June.
  • "I'm going to be like her," said Sophie. "People are going to have to throw me out." "They will," said Clive. "That's what happens."

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