• Like Tennessee Williams, Patrick Dennis caught the boldness, vitality, and iridescent theatricality of modern American personality. In Mame's mercurial metamorphoses we see American optimism and self-invention writ large.

    Camille Paglia
  • Extravaganet follies and delirious escapades.

    New York Times
  • As hilarious as a Marx brothers comedy. As elegant as a Schiaparelli eau de toilette. As exhilarating as laughing gas.

    Vanity Fair
  • '[Dennis] writes beautifully ... absolutely delightful ... camp as all boots but still funny!'

    Ian Hislop
  • One of the funniest books I've ever read ... a comedy classic

    Kate Saunders, Radio 4's A Good Read

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