“I think the reward for conformity is that everyone likes you except yourself.”
I like Rita’s style. If you visit her website the very first thing you read is, “How smart you are to visit this website. It proves you have good taste in literature.”
If you are looking for a funny coming of age novel that mixes in some mother-daughter relationships, anti-gay prejudice, sexism in academia, and socioeconomic barriers, then Rubyfruit Jungle is the book for you.
A few reviews about the book:
“I found myself laughing hysterically, then sobbing uncontrollably just moments later. A powerful story … A truly incredible book.”
— The Boston Globe
“Molly Bolt is a genuine descendant — genuine female descendant — of Huckleberry Finn. And Rita Mae Brown is, like Mark Twain, a serious writer who gets her messages across through laughter.”
— Donna E. Shalala, former Secretary of Health and Human Services