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Isn't She Great: Writers on Women-Led Comedies from 9 to 5 to Booksmart

Isn't She Great: Writers on Women-Led Comedies from 9 to 5 to Booksmart

edited by Elizabeth Teets

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A love letter to women-led comedies.

Based on Elizabeth Teets's program series called "Isn't She Great" at the Hollywood Theater, this anthology is a collection of the most beloved female-centric comedies and the audiences who adore them. From 9 to 5 to Romy and Michele to the iconic Elle Woods, the essays in this collection build on our devotion to these films and continue the conversation around funny women and how these characters have shaped so many talented writers.

As Elizabeth Teets reminds us, there is a specific power in a funny woman. A woman who dares to laugh at the world and at herself. These movies made us strong and smart and sexy (and bend and snap a lot). At the end of the day, we remind ourselves when the world only tries to let us have a little, a little money, a little confidence, a little joy to go out and get the whole enchilada.

Isn't She Great is for anyone who loves movies and feels the glamour in pink. Cult cinema and film criticism will never be the same.

Isn't She Great was on a Virtual Book Tour from January 15th through January 26th. Follow along the stops to learn more about the book and read more reviews. 

Praise for Isn't She Great

The thoughtful approach to these films and the detailed way the films played out balance out the raw, emotional, and even humorous moments of these writer’s lives that made these films feel so impactful.

~ Anthony Avina

Elizabeth Teets poignantly reminds us of the profound power encapsulated within a funny woman...

~ Editor's Choice Readers House Magazine

I love this witty, heartfelt, thoughtful book that pays homage to my very favorite genre: movies about women. These soulful and hilarious essays remind me why I do what I do, and fill me with excitement to see what the next generation of female storytellers will create

~ Kirsten “Kiwi” Smith co-screenwriter of Legally Blonde, 10 Things I Hate About You, She’s the Man 

...a collection that serves as a reminder of the power inherent in a woman who finds the funny in the world around her, and within herself.

~ Greg Mania - StyleCaster: 14 of the Best & Most Anticipated Books of 2024, According to an Author

Smart and heartfelt...

~ Sophia June - January 2024’S Must-Read Book Releases

Elizabeth Teet's Isn't She Great is the anthology book I didn't know I needed. She highlights movies I hadn't heard of, and reminds me of ones I have. If you want to be excited about women in film instead of bummed, Isn't She Great is the book for you.

~ Laurie Kilmartin Longtime CONAN writer, Author of Dead People Suck


Book Details

ISBN: 978-1-960869-01-2
LCCN: 2024930492
Release Date: January 16, 2024
Dimensions: 5x8in
Page Count: 120 pgs
Format: Paperback

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