Around the World with Auntie Mame: 08/05/11
The Auntie Mame movie always seemed to be on when I was at my grandmother's house. She was the only one in our family to have cable and she always seemed to have a hundred or more channels. She was also very liberal with what she let me watch. So there was always at least one playing Auntie Mame and another one showing Monty Python's Flying Circus and one more showing Pink Floyd's The Wall. And if it was late at night, usually one channel somewhere was showing 2001. I've seen all of them more times than I can count thanks to Grandma's cable.
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Auntie Mame covers his time with her in New York but it hints at some of their world wind tours together. Around the World with Auntie Mame fills in the blanks by showing what happened to Patrick and Mame on their world tour.
Each chapter is one stop on the itinerary. They get into the usual trouble and Patrick has his eyes open to all sorts of things for better and worse. It was a fun way to armchair travel. It had the same spunk and humor that I remember from the film but didn't see somehow in the first novel.
Comment #1: Saturday, August, 6, 2011 at 22:21:09
Loved the movie, but didn't realize that there were books as well! Thanks for the heads up!
Comment #2: Saturday, August 13, 08:13:22
I'm glad I could help. Happy reading.