Uncle Mame: The Life Of Patrick Dennis

Uncle Mame The Life Of Patrick Dennis Under his pseudonyms of Patrick Dennis and Virginia Rowans Edward Everett Pat Tanner III was the author of sixteen novels most of them best sellers including the now classic Little Me and Auntie Mame

  • Title: Uncle Mame: The Life Of Patrick Dennis
  • Author: Eric Myers
  • ISBN: 9780306811005
  • Page: 321
  • Format: Paperback
  • Under his pseudonyms of Patrick Dennis and Virginia Rowans, Edward Everett Pat Tanner III was the author of sixteen novels most of them best sellers including the now classic Little Me and Auntie Mame Tanner made millions, became the toast of Manhattan society, and had his works adapted into wildly successful plays, musicals, TV shows, and films But he also spent everyUnder his pseudonyms of Patrick Dennis and Virginia Rowans, Edward Everett Pat Tanner III was the author of sixteen novels most of them best sellers including the now classic Little Me and Auntie Mame Tanner made millions, became the toast of Manhattan society, and had his works adapted into wildly successful plays, musicals, TV shows, and films But he also spent every cent he made, worked incognito as a butler to the wealthy, and constructed a persona so elaborate that not even his wife and children ever quite knew the real Pat Based on extensive interviews with coworkers, friends, and relatives, Uncle Mame is a revealing, intimate portrait of the man who brought camp to the American mainstream and even in his lowest moments personified even in his lowest moments the glamour and wit he captured on the page.

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    1. Patrick Dennis, to put it simply, was a manic. And totally another (like Thorne Smith) a screwball fiction wrtier. He's very much in the gay underworld of the 50's and 60's - and a total eccentric to boot.He's mostly famous for his Auntie Mame novels, but he wrote other (really) great books as well. There is one called 'Genius" but can't find it on this particular site. Oh well, the funny thing is that he was probably one of most successful novelists in America during the late 50's - yet he's pr [...]


    2. Patrick Dennis, to put it simply, was a manic. And totally another (like Thorne Smith) a screwball fiction wrtier. He's very much in the gay underworld of the 50's and 60's - and a total eccentric to boot.He's mostly famous for his Auntie Mame novels, but he wrote other (really) great books as well. There is one called 'Genius" but can't find it on this particular site. Oh well, the funny thing is that he was probably one of most successful novelists in America during the late 50's - yet he's pr [...]



    3. Gossipy, light, but with surprising depth to it (much like Patrick Dennis himself)--I've only read three of his books, but I plan on rectifying that and since he wrote 16, I have a ways to go. He's an interesting character, who packed a LOT of life in his 55 years, who wrote beautifully funny novels, and self destructed like so many of them did in a haze of alcohol and parties--Benchley, Parker, Smith. Wodehouse, the exception, since I think he is the Agatha Christie of comedy. Extremely formula [...]


    4. This is a must-read for Auntie Mame fans! It's fascinating to get to know the complex mind and psyche that gave birth to one of the most beloved characters of all time. Contrary to popular rumor, Mame was not based on Patrick Dennis's real-life aunt but is actually a facet of himself--a large one. I was personally interested in learning more about Dennis, both because of my love of Mame (she's my heroine) and because he grew up in my home town of Evanston, IL. Writer to writer, his saga of being [...]


    5. Uncle Mame is a short but very readable biography of the man who created Auntie Mame. Although Edward Everett Tanner III was the very successful author of sixteen novels under the pseudonyms Patrick Dennis and Virginia Rowans, he's barely remembered today for anything but the bestseller Auntie Mame (also made into a play and a wonderful movie with Rosalind Russell). There's little in print about Tanner, and Myers does a very good job recreating his life through extensive interviews with his fami [...]


    6. A fascinating read for fans of Patrick Dennis, and also of interest to writers in general. The first few chapters, covering Dennis' early life, moved a bit slowly, but once his writing career got started, the book really pulled me in. Writing 25 years after Dennis' death (at the early age of 55) in 1976, Myers interviewed many of Dennis' friends and family, including his wife and children, revealing a complicated, often troubled, and widely loved man.


    7. Have always loved Auntie Mame, and the autobiography gives a good life overview of Patrick Dennis (pseudonym of Edward Everett Tanner III). Makes a lot more sense the other books I had found written by Patrick Dennis, such as Little Me. The autobiography is just ok written, but gives you a look into an author that did so much more than Auntie Mame.


    8. The story of the life of the man who gave us Auntie Mame and Little Me, both books that went on to be made into better known musicals was a blast to read. A tortured soul who created the "camp" comedic novel, married, had children, came out years later as gay, went thru his money and ended his life working as a butler. Outrageous, but true. A fascinating read.


    9. Poor Pat Tanner, bedeviled by a success he never felt he was worthy of. A solid biography of a man who for all his talents, couldn't come to terms with himself. But we are forever grateful to him forAuntie Mame!


    10. I love the group he was in before Auntie Mame, at the advertising agency. They were all writers who took long boozy lunches and then came back and hammered out ad copy, and the guy running the place loved it. Like a room full of mini dorothy parkers.


    11. One feels simultaneously sorry and irritated with this man who wrote wonderfully funny novels but also wasted years of his life on drink, tolerated at least one abusive sexual relationship, and in the end wasted the last years of his short life being Ray Kroc's butler!


    12. Good biography of the guy that wrote "Auntie Mame." This guy had one of the more incredible lives. I would not have believed most of it if it had been an autobiography. Very fun read.



    13. I love the book and the movie (Rosalan Russell (sp?) Auntie Mame and this is a look at the creative but seemingly tortured life of Patrick Dennis that brought "Auntie" to life.


    14. This was written by a literary agent who just requested my full manuscript. I thought it might be good to get to know his writing style.




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