Politically Correct Bedtime Stories
In a collection guaranteed to provoke both laughter and thought, 14 timeless fairy tales are revisited and reworked to become relevant fables for more modern times. These hilarious adaptations satirize and sanitize the sexist, racist, nationalist, ageist, sizeist, ethnocentrist, and... show more
In a collection guaranteed to provoke both laughter and thought, 14 timeless fairy tales are revisited and reworked to become relevant fables for more modern times. These hilarious adaptations satirize and sanitize the sexist, racist, nationalist, ageist, sizeist, ethnocentrist, and phallocentrist biases of classic bedtime stories. Familiar exploits of beloved characters are related from a respectful, prejudice-free perspective: the Emperor is no longer naked in his new clothes but is endorsing a clothing-optional lifestyle,” Snow White escapes to the cottage of seven vertically-challenged men,” and Goldilocks is an ambitious scientist studying anthropomorphic bears. With a redesigned jacket and a previously unpublished story, this expanded edition is sure to appeal to readers of multiple generations who find political correctness is as topical as ever.
Publish date: April 1st 2012
Publisher: Souvenir Press
Pages no: 112
Edition language: English
Series: Politically Correct Bedtime Stories (#1)
Red Riding Hood said, ‘Oh, I forgot you are as optically challenged as a bat. Grandma, what big eyes you have!’this was good..! full review to come
The idea behind Politically Correct Bedtime Stories is a fun one... Take traditional fairy tales and make them politically correct to fit our modern times. Unfortunately, while the first few tales were amusing, the novelty quickly wore off. In the end, the stories just weren't memorable and blended ...
Excellent. Tous les contes de l'enfance revus et policés à la sauce politiquement correcte. Très drôle donc.
Political correctness taken to the extreme, I found this very enjoyable. Garner takes these well known tales cuts them down to the basics and waves a politically correct wand over them. Sometimes the result is satirical sometimes it is just funny.
Very slim volume - only took about an hour to read.These are short retellings of classic fairy tales, complete with twists and sly asides, poking fun of - or maybe just paying tribute to - our 'enlightened' society. The brevity of the book is probably wise, as the joke does get repetitive after a wh...