Brown University


American Housewife: Stories

by Helen Ellis
Anchor Books, October 2016   ISBN: 978-110197099-7
Price: $15.00

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"Satirical humor as twisted as screw-top bottles--and more effervescent than the stuff that pours out of them...American Housewife is a better cure for winter blahs than hot chocolate…The opening story captures her frisky, subversive take on domesticity…Ellis’s [one-liners] are outrageously good…‘What I Do All Day’ is a three-page tour-de-force, boasting as many dazzlers as a wealthy Upper East Side matron’s jewelry box…Amid the furious activity, Ellis works her story to a touching punchline you never saw coming. This is shock and awww writing…Ellis is a master of the unhinged monologue, delivered by narrators whose conventional, seemingly benign, honeyed patter gradually reveals the disturbing demon within.”--Heller McAlpin, NPR

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