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The outrageous and immortal, gender-bending and polymorphously perverse, over-the-top, and utterly on-target comic masterpiece from the bestselling author of Burr, Lincoln, and the National Book Award-winning United States.

With a new introduction by Camille Paglia

"I am Myra Breckinridge, whom no man will ever possess." 

So begins the irresistible testimony of the luscious instructor of Empathy and Posture at Buck Loner's Academy of Drama and Modeling. Myra has a secret that only her surgeon shares; a passion for classic Hollywood films, which she regards as the supreme achievements of Western culture; and a sacred mission to bring heteronormative civilization to its knees. 

Fifty years after its first publication unleashed gales of laughter, delight, and ferocious dissent ("Has literary decency fallen so low?" asked Time), Myra Breckinridge's moment to instruct and delight has once again arrived.

©1968 Gore Vidal (P)2019 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved. Introduction © 2019 by Camille Paglia.

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  • Sweet Valley High
  • 24-06-20

introduction spoils the entire story.

The introduction spoiled the entire story for me, telling what happened in the end. I also did not care for the narrator's voice. After realizing what was going to happen, I never even got through chapter one, I just shut it off.

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  • Kenny D
  • 08-06-19

Well performed

Really enjoyed this book. Read it when it originally was published and very much enjoyed rediscovering it again in Audible. Hope Myron will follow shorty.

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