Politically Correct Bedtime Stories In a collection guaranteed to provoke both laughter and thought timeless fairy tales are revisited and reworked to become relevant fables for modern times These hilarious adaptations satirize and

  • Title: Politically Correct Bedtime Stories
  • Author: James Finn Garner
  • ISBN: 9780285640412
  • Page: 124
  • Format: Hardcover
  • In a collection guaranteed to provoke both laughter and thought, 14 timeless fairy tales are revisited and reworked to become relevant fables for modern times These hilarious adaptations satirize and sanitize the sexist, racist, nationalist, ageist, sizeist, ethnocentrist, and phallocentrist biases of classic bedtime stories Familiar exploits of beloved characters aIn a collection guaranteed to provoke both laughter and thought, 14 timeless fairy tales are revisited and reworked to become relevant fables for modern times These hilarious adaptations satirize and sanitize the sexist, racist, nationalist, ageist, sizeist, ethnocentrist, and phallocentrist biases of classic bedtime stories Familiar exploits of beloved characters are related from a respectful, prejudice free perspective the Emperor is no longer naked in his new clothes but is endorsing a clothing optional lifestyle, Snow White escapes to the cottage of seven vertically challenged men, and Goldilocks is an ambitious scientist studying anthropomorphic bears With a redesigned jacket and a previously unpublished story, this expanded edition is sure to appeal to readers of multiple generations who find political correctness is as topical as ever.

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    About “James Finn Garner

    1. James Finn Garner says:

      James Finn Garner is an American writer and satirist based in Chicago 1 He is the author of Politically Correct Bedtime Stories, 2 Tea Party Fairy Tales, and Honk Honk, My Darling.



    2 thoughts on “Politically Correct Bedtime Stories

    1. When your memes show up in real lifeI saw this on ifunny about 1-2 years ago and thought it was hilarious. Wellturns out, it was a real book. I picked up this copy in a little hole-in-a-wall used bookstore. Lucky find!This little novella transverses the most common fairytales and throws a completely new spin on them. A completely and utterly politically correct spin on them.Cinderella arrived. She was dressed in a clinging gown woven of silk stolen from unsuspecting silk-worms. Her hair was fest [...]

    2. This was so much fun to read. I saw this post in tumblr:and after reading that, you bet your sweet ass I have to find the book and read it immediately.James Finn Garner did an amazing job in retelling the stories in a politically correct way best suited for modern times.My favorites are the following: The Little Red Riding Hood“And just what do you think you’re doing?” asked Red Riding Hood.The woodchopper-person blinked and tried to answer, but no words came to him."Bursting in here like [...]

    3. Well, I find this book somewhat funny yet strange. Prior to this, my only idea of politically correct statements is not to say "poor" but say "financially challenged" or "short/dwarfish" but "vertically challenged". The reason is that most of us Filipinos speak pure English only when we talk to foreigners and because they are visitors here, they are probably too polite not to require us to be very careful with our language (as long as we don't curse or use vulgar terms) to the extent of using po [...]

    4. George Bernard Shaw once said that if something is funny, search it for truth. This book is full of truth, and it boldly and plainly illustrates the absurdity of political correctness. I love sarcasm and satire, and this book has plenty of it, so I found it delightful. It provides a marvelous picture of the current social and political landscape, and reveals the whole political correctness dogma for the foolish fraud that it is. Eleanor Roosevelt once said that no one can make you feel inferior [...]

    5. Political correct bedtime stories – Dongeng, hegemoni lelaki dan Barbie"Once upon a time, there is life………………bla bla blad they are live together. happy. ever after. forever."Sebuah pakem standar dari dongeng pengantar tidur. sebuah dongeng yang pernah membawa fantasiku - dan juga hampir seluruh anak perempuan di dunia - terbang ke sebuah negeri antah berantah. menjadi seorang perempuan muda yang baik hati, ramah tamah, suka menabung dan tidak suka membuang sampah sembarangan. yang [...]

    6. James Finn Garner has taken 12 time-tested tales and retold them with the newfound sensitivity of our times. Here's a snippet from "Little Red Riding Hood": The wolf said, "You know, my dear, it isn't safe for a little girl to walk through these woods alone." Red Riding Hood said, "I find your sexist remark offensive in the extreme, but I will ignore it because of your traditional status as an outcast from society, the stress of which has caused you to develop your own, entirely valid, worldview [...]

    7. As a card-carrying feminist carryover from the '60s, I've long been a proponent of concepts like gender equality and nonsexist language. That said, it's possible to cross the "roll up your pantlegs - it's too late to save your shoes" line at which political correctness becomes downright silly. Such is the case on occasion in this, a collection of well-known bedtime stories that have been revised for the modern generation. Still, it's amusing - and I got a kick out of all 11 stories that are in t [...]

    8. Fairy tales are strange, but these are the stranger. Examples are the “7 Towering Giants” and the Prince thinking they could use the comatose Snow White as a cure for impotence and at midnight Cinderella’s clothes disappear into rags which has a weird effect on other women and the men wind up dead. Every negative stereotype of PC is exaggerated beyond meaning, such as the guilt trip of the 3 Billy Goats Gruff and Goldilocks as an unethical academic. The PC targets are not always consistent [...]

    9. این کتاب شامل 10 داستان طنز کوتاه است که فین گارنر با استفاده از قصه ها و شخصیت هایی که ما می شناسیم مثل شنل قرمزی، راپونزل، سیندرلا، جک داستان لوبیای سحرآمیز،جوجه کوچولو و مفاهیم تازه ای را که برخلاف اسم کتاب،کاملا سیاسی و مرتبط با جامعه ی معاصر آمریکا هستند مطرح می کند.در داس [...]

    10. اوایل سال 1990 گویا روانشناسان کودک در امریکا اعلام کردند، در نظر دارند داستانهای کلاسیک کودکان را که سالها رواج داشته، بازنویسی کنند و آنها را با موازین اخلاقی روز وفق دهند. قرار شد در داستانها هرگونه نشانه تبعیض نژادی و جنسی حذف شود و داستانها با معیارهای صاحب نظران تربیتی رو [...]

    11. Have you heard of the emperor who made a clothing optional lifestyle popular in his kingdom? And how about the three little pigs that set up a model socialist democracy with free education, universal health care, and affordable housing for everyone after defeating the big bad wolf? Then there is Esmeralda who refused to negotiate with Rumpelstilskin on the grounds that she need not negotiate with anyone who would interfere with her reproductive rights. Surely, you must have heard of Cinderella w [...]

    12. Leap into a fairy-tale world where trolls are "dirt-accomplished and odor-enhanced," witches are "kindness-impaired," and Cinderella wears a gown "woven of silk stolen from unsuspecting silkworms." We can only regret that Garner had to exclude "The Duckling That Was Judged on Its Personal Merits and Not on Its Physical Appearance" for space reasons.In this thin book Garner proposes to create "meaningful literature that is totally free from bias and purged from the influence of its flawed cultura [...]

    13. ایده‌ی قضیه «صرفاً خوب» بود؛ ولی چیزی که باعث شد دوست‌ش داشته‌باشم شیوه‌ی سالم‌سازیِ داستان‌ها بود. کلمات‌ش دقیقاً از همون‌جور کلماتی بودن که من دوست دارم؛ عبارت‌های عریض‌وطویلی که همه‌ش یه صفت یا یه قید ه و بینِ کلمات‌ش نیم‌فاصله‌س. :-""" البته تو کتاب نیم‌فاصله نداش [...]

    14. I had wanted to use this book in a classroom setting, but since the stories were changed not only to include "politically correct" ideas, but also immorality and murder, I think I'll pass. Here's a sampling of the harmless stuff:Red Riding Hood entered the cottage and said, "Grandma, I have brought you some fat-free, sodium-free snacks to salute you in your role of a wise and nurturing matriarch."From the bed, the wolf said softly, "Come closer, child, so that I might see you."Red Riding Hood sa [...]

    15. Και πολλα βάζω . Δεν υπάρχει χειρότερο απο την πολιτική ορθότητα . Τα παραμύθια όμως δεν μπορούν να είναι πολιτικώς ορθά . Δεν είναι αυτή η δουλειά τους .

    16. Witty, funny and spot on in throwing a light on how out of control the US society is regarding political correctness!

    17. On the way to Grandma's house, Red Riding Hood was accosted by a wolf, who asked her what was in her basket. She replied, "Some healthful snacks for my grandmother, who is certainly capable of taking care of herself as a mature adult".The wolf said, "You know, my dear, it isn't safe for a little girl to walk through these woods alone",Red Riding Hood said, "I find your sexist remark offensive in the extreme, but I will ignore it because of your traditional status as an outcast from society, the [...]

    18. When this book was published, it was thought quite humorous. I find it rather trite. But it does raise some intersting questions about the evolution of traditional tales and the "moral lessons" that are embedded in them for children. Tongue-in-cheek, Finn Garner "cleans up" the offensive stereotypes. For instance, in the tale I studied this week, Little Red Riding Hood, when the wolf offers to offered accompany her through the dangerous woods, replies, "I find your sexist remark offensive in the [...]

    19. Politically Correct Bedtime Stories by James Finn Garner takes traditional literature we are all familiar with--Rumpelstiltskin, Little Red Riding Hood, and the Ugly Duckling--and eliminates all of the stereotypes as well anything else anyone would find even remotely offensive, which, in turn, makes these pieces completely ridiculous and laugh-out-loud funny. My focus in reading this book was Rumpelstiltskin, which, quite frankly, was not the strongest piece in the book. It does, however, empowe [...]

    20. This book is a perfect example of satire done right. The book re tells thirteen classic tales for children and rewrites them using the most politically correct language possible. The overly cautious dialog had me laughing throughout the book. The pied piper now clears a trailer park by playing country music so that new development can take place. Cinderella talks to her her fairy god person or individual deity proxy about the dangers of the male concept of beauty. The three little pigs are armed [...]

    21. Great Stuff. Reinforces how nonsensical the extremes of Political Correctness can go. The fact that fairy tales or more correctly these children's stories with a moral were written in a time when it was not easy to get past childhood. So yes, they were Grimm and sometimes scary to boot. But in today's world we cant afford to chance doing damage to someone elses' sensitivities (even if not aimed at them). When first written, Garner may have taken the PC a bit far. But in todays context, you can s [...]

    22. "By now the wolf was getting angry at the pigs' refusal to see the situation from the carnivore’s point of view. So he huffed and puffed, and huffed and puffed, then grabbed his chest and fell over dead of a massive heart attack brought on by eating too many fatty foods."I smirked my way through this "processed tree carcass" in less than an hour.Highly recommended.

    23. Full review pending.So much for my New Years goal of getting all these reviews writFinished this before lights out last night. Didn't seem to matter though - it wound the little one up more than made her sleepy. Worked on me, though!

    24. This book was hilarious and I would highly recommend checking it out.The Three Little Pigs was definitely my favourite.

    25. I found this book while pilfering through a thrift store. For a whopping fifty cents I couldn't pass it up thinking, "What a cute little fairy tale book, I bet my five year old would get a kick outta this at bedtime" The first night I read her four of the comically modified timeless classics before she conked out, and by that time I had discovered two things. The first: she had indeed gotten a kick out of the book, laughing herself to sleep. The second: this storybook is not intended for the sol [...]

    26. The moment I knew about the book I was sure I had to have it, and I was not disappointed. I really love the sarcastic tone of the book and how it accurately described the ridiculous modern world. Some were better than the others, what a shame I couldn't thoroughly understand a few terms he was implying. If you are looking for a intelligent satire then this is the book for you. Every line is noteworthy and LOL-material.

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