Extended Audio Sample

Download Hypocrite in a Pouffy White Dress Audiobook

Extended Audio Sample Hypocrite in a Pouffy White Dress Audiobook, by Susan Jane Gilman Click for printable size audiobook cover
3.78 out of 53.78 out of 53.78 out of 53.78 out of 53.78 out of 5 3.78 (45 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Susan Jane Gilman Narrator: Susan Denaker Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2005 ISBN: 9781415916339
Regular Price: $20.00 Add to Cart
— or —
FlexPass™ Price: $17.95$5.95$5.95 for new members!
Add to Cart learn more )

From the author of Kiss My Tiara comes a funny and poignant collection of true stories about women coming of age that for once isn’t about finding a date.

Download and start listening now!

BK_BKOT_000425

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Beth | 2/14/2014

    " The first half was a bit verbose, but once she graduated college and went to work for the Jewish newspaper, then on to the Hill, it gained traction. I was dying of laughter and identifying with Gilman's angst and empathy. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Deabs | 2/14/2014

    " LOVED IT! This book was hilarious and entertaining. It shows the cynical side as well as the softer side one has to life as they know it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lisa Bragg | 2/10/2014

    " A fun read. Loved the way it was written. I would recommend it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mandy Redwine | 2/9/2014

    " Very funny. I liked this almost as much as I did "Kiss My Tiara." "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 erin | 1/31/2014

    " This collection of essays is adorable. Growing up alongside Gilman, you feel like you know her, and like she captured some essence of what it was like growing up as you too. Of course, she changes from chubby little kid to perilously awesome overnight, which is a little strange, and unlike my experience, but still... very groovy. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jenna | 1/30/2014

    " This is my roomie's fav book and I thought the first chapter was totally hilarious, but it got a little too silly and repetitive for my taste. It's a memoir by a very brassy lady. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Liz | 1/28/2014

    " This book was a joy to read. It was so funny and real. I never knew how much I loved memoirs until I read this book! Her descriptions (metaphors) are so unique and perfect. They make the book! Although, having a highly entertaining childhood, adolescence, and adulthood did also help. Definitely a worthwhile read! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amy | 1/19/2014

    " I called this the Running with Scissors for normal people! I thought it read similarly and I did enjoy it. I was sucked in pretty quickly...of course... her parents were total hippies living communally all summer! It was funny and I liked Susan Jane Gilman's completely unpretentious and honest way of writing. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Barb | 1/19/2014

    " I didn't finish it. I had such high hopes for this book but it felt like she was trying too hard for laughs. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carter | 1/16/2014

    " Hilarious- Sedaris-style memoir "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Miriam | 12/8/2013

    " The writing is fresh and I could connect to the characters. Very funny. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Denise Garrison | 11/26/2013

    " This is my least favorite of SJG's books. There are some funny parts but it really fizzles once she hits puberty. Much of her early life reminded me of growing up in L.A./ Venice Beach with my hippy parents during the 70's. Thus, I gave it 3 stars for the nostalgic factor. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Molly | 11/24/2013

    " This book totally cracked me up - hysterical. The author's life told in chapters from being a little girl with hippie parents, to meeting Mick Jagger as a teenager, to planning her wedding. Anyone going through planning a wedding should read those chapters of this book to lighten the stress! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Love | 11/1/2013

    " I am abandoning this one...I could not get into this one. Which is to bad because I heard great things.. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Christin | 10/11/2013

    " Don't read this book at the gym or in a public place, because you will be laughing so hard that you will snort. Every smart woman who doesn't take herself too seriously and has a little inner rebel should read this. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amanda | 9/16/2013

    " Although I'm currently reading it at the time of this entry, I won't be for much longer. Another funny, slightly dark, and rather insightful memoir. Not as deep as Eat, Pray, Love, but more insightful and funnier than Bright Lights, Big Ass. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kelly | 9/16/2013

    " good writing, very funny "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cheryl | 8/30/2013

    " I have read this several times and love the writing style and the funny stories. I thought I'd pick it up again. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lauren | 8/17/2013

    " Like I said, I love memoirs. This was cute, funny and cleverly written...but I'll leave it at that. No real earth-shattering personal revelations or life lessons here...a fairly normal life with some funny things that happened. It's no Angela's Ashes. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Laura | 7/14/2013

    " super funny book! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jaclyn | 6/30/2013

    " The book that turned me on to memoirs. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lburanas | 6/11/2013

    " the stories reminded me of wonder years... but edgier. hilarious. not what i expected. i expected sappy chick lit, and got smart-girl humor. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 April Hamilton | 11/12/2012

    " Any woman who was NOT part of the in-crowd while in middle school and high school will relate to these funny and simultaneously heart-rending anecdotes. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lynn | 10/19/2012

    " Laugh out loud funny!! Great read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Liza K | 10/6/2012

    " This book was so funny I was doubled over in laughter. It's perfect fo the clueless 20/30 somethings. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Colleen | 9/1/2012

    " Ohhh! The ultimate mix of feminism and humor. Incredibly funny. Funnier than a funny-head. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Caitlin | 8/5/2012

    " Funniest damn memoir ever penned. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Belebe | 6/8/2012

    " An enjoyable read! Some parts are really funny! However, personally, I don't agree with some of the values, so I wouldn't recommend this book to youths as it might not be a good influence. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Camille | 6/1/2012

    " So funny and entertaining. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amy | 3/16/2012

    " SO funny...I love this book! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tee-by-the-Sea | 12/29/2011

    " I was expecting a cynical memoir of a child growing up in the 60's and 70's with hippy-type parents, but this turned out to be funny, moving and Gilman can really write! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Katie Strobel | 8/26/2011

    " This book is a funny tale of how all women want that fairy tale wedding no matter how stupid they think the tradition is. It's a great book to read if you ever want to get married. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sissy | 5/21/2011

    " I saw it on my sister Nikki's list and liked the title. It was a fluffy, entertaining read.
    "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kerri | 5/11/2011

    " hilarious! i loved reading, a great book to read late night and all day. she had me laughing at some of her stories so hard, i had to put the book down. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mary | 4/6/2011

    " Laugh out loud funny, especially the part about actually meeting her teenage crush, Mick Jagger. And made me think about how I parent, but then, everything does. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alison | 3/28/2011

    " Thank you to Susie for sending this in the mail at a time when I really needed it!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Gwen | 2/22/2011

    " Fun! Thanks RK for suggesting this! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jodi | 2/12/2011

    " Awesome book. Laugh-out-loud funny yet at the same time, meaty with insight. Vivid, colorful and slightly shocking. I loved it. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Stacy | 2/6/2011

    " Susan has talent but her material is offensive as is her language so it's best not to pick up if you're offended easily, and I was. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Louise | 2/1/2011

    " An entertaining coming-of-age memoir. Born to hippy parents, growing up in NYC, Susan relates a cheeky account of her life from childhood through adult years. Very funny, worth the read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jaclyn | 1/21/2011

    " The book that turned me on to memoirs. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joelle | 1/12/2011

    " Hypocrite in a Pouffy White Dress is feisty, funny and a good addition to any book collection. From summer family camp to working on Capitol Hill and every other hurdle life throws in there, Gilman connects with the reader by making you feel like you are reliving her life with her. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Maria | 1/11/2011

    " I know I read this, but I don't remember anything about it, and I can usually remember everything I've read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Virginia | 1/1/2011

    " It was strange, in the second half of this book, how there was suddenly a large amount of emphasis on being Jewish. When the first half of the book implied that the author had been raised hippie-buddhist. I didn't really connect with much of this, although it was funny. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Thethockmonthter | 12/27/2010

    " I feel like Susan Jane Gilman has all the same thoughts I do, she just words them better.
    I lol'ed. "

Write a Review
What is FlexPass?
  • Your first audiobook is just $5.95
  • Over 90% are at or below $12.95
  • "LOVE IT" guarantee
  • No time limits or expirations
About the Author
Author Susan Jane Gilman
Susan Jane Gilman is the author of Hypocrite in a Pouffy White Dressand Kiss My Tiara. She has an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Michigan, and has written commentary for The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, and Ms. magazine, among others. Her fiction and essays have received several literary awards. Though she lives in Geneva, Switzerland, she remains, eternally, a child of New York.
About the Narrator

Susan Denaker is an actress and Earphones Award–winning narrator. Her extensive theater credits include numerous plays in the West End of London, national tours, many English rep companies, including a season with Alan Ayckbourn’s company in Scarborough. In the US, she has appeared in Our Town and Sweet Bird of Youth at the La Jolla Playhouse and Breaking Legs at the Westport Playhouse.