What book have you read multiple times? Features “The Dud Avocado” by Elaine Dundy

So a while a go I posed the question “What book have you read multiple times?” Here is the post http://wp.me/p2Eu3u-5zp

Author June Kearns has read The Dud Avocado by Elaine Dundy


So why has June read it multiple times? She says,

Why do I love The Dud Avocado, by Elaine Dundy so much? I’ve read it time and time again since I was 16, and still find it very, very funny.
I just love American Sally Jay Gorce, with her pink hair and failed outfits, and the helter-skelter ride she takes us on, through Paris of the 1950s. She’s witty and charming and self-deprecating and her voice is so real, you feel as if you’re eavesdropping on a screwball comedy.
Someone said that Sally Jay blazed a trail for all those Carrie Bradshaws. Yes! I think she did!
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12 thoughts on “What book have you read multiple times? Features “The Dud Avocado” by Elaine Dundy

  1. Thanks for posting this, Rosie.
    Elaine Dundy went on to marry Kenneth Tynan, and her later books didn’t attract me in the same way.
    This though, to me at 16, was so fresh and different!


  2. Great summing up, June. Although the Dud Avocado didn’t quite ‘ring me bell’ in the way that, say ‘Georgie Girl’ did. Just as we have theme songs in our heads which accompany those growing up pangs, books which mark us growing up have a resonance for us. Thanks for sharing. I’d forgotten that she was Tynan’s wife – probably explains why her writing ‘went orf’.


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