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After the introduction, a slightly rambling started, and it made me worry this book was going to be less than a memoir and more of a manifesto the title would hint at the latter , but eventually it picked up with the biography part.
Found interesting: - her Jewish upbringing, specially the difference between her two grandmothers - the feminist bookstore's internal schism, although narrated with an often condescending. Listening of her critical take on the Reagan administration, and patriarchy in general, was puzzling, given her recent positive views on Trump heard the podcasts already mentioned.
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Preview — Roseannearchy by Roseanne Barr. Roseanne Barr is a force of nature. Whether taking the sitcom world by storm, challenging accepted social norms, or battling the wild pigs inhabiting her nut farm in Hawaii, she is not to be trifled with. In this return to the printed page, Roseanne unleashes her razor-sharp observations on hypocrisy, hubris, and self-perpetuating institutions of questionable value—as well as menopause, pharmaceuticals, and her grandkids.
Raised half-Jewish, half-Mormon, and percent misfit, Roseanne made a deal with Satan early on as the price she paid for stardom.
Displaying her brilliance and sharp wit, Roseanne discusses the humor of everyday life with musings on more serious topics, such as class warfare, feminism, the cult of celebrity, and Kabbalah.
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To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Roseannearchy , please sign up. Lists with This Book. Community Reviews. Showing Average rating 3. Rating details. More filters. Sort order. Start your review of Roseannearchy: Dispatches from the Nut Farm. Jan 15, Kim rated it did not like it. I really like Roseanne Barr. I think she's entertaining and witty. I enjoy her twitter feed, and I don't think all of her ideas are totally out there.
That said, this book is terrible. You can only read it in chunks or else your mind starts to revolt from the lack of decent editing both self-editing from Barr and professional editing. It kind of reads as though you're having a conversation with someone who is utterly stoned.
I am going to just pretend I didn't read this book. View 1 comment. Dec 28, Jen from Quebec :0 rated it it was ok Shelves: female-authors , non-fiction , memoirs. As a 'poor kid' I appreciated the hell out of her for creating this show that made me feel more normal. So, I bought the book. It needed some editing or a different structure.
However, the parts that were good were very good. Mar 01, Kate Woods Walker rated it liked it. I like this broad. I like what she has to say. And I like the way she says it. Not only is it devastatingly funny, this series of essays and reminiscences is wise, challenging and has just the right amount of devilishness. Although Roseanne is right about almost everything, I can't agree with her disdain for perfumes and smellums.
I'm woman on a quest to re-crea I like this broad. I'm woman on a quest to re-create the scent of a s head shop on her person and in her home. If not for that, I'd be enlisting in Gen.
Barr's Truth Army at the drop of a beret. Maybe she can use me in the outlying provinces. I was in the middle of reading this book when Roseanne came out in support of the Occupy Wall Street movement, dressed New Left guerilla-chic, proposing that everyone in a higher income bracket face the guillotine or put in a reeducation camp. This is when I fell in love!
I fini "Roseannearchy is my attempt to weave my own revolutionary code into the mind of the reader. I finished this book and now I'm wading through the 9 seasons of her groundbreaking television show.
I watched it as a child, but never got the full weight of how profoundly working class and feminist it was. Roseanne is a longtime radical, having cut her standup teeth while also working at a radical feminist collective bookstore called Woman to Woman. It was the story of Woman to Woman, where Roseanne became deeply embedded in a bulwark of feminist struggle for justice that I thought was most intriguing about the book.
At the peak of that particular wave of radical feminism in the 80s, Roseanne offers a glimpse of the Reagan counterrevolution that I hadn't previously understood. The manufactured scarcity of social program resources caused local services to become overwhelmed and then shut down.
Fractious infighting blossomed as people fought for the scraps left over and the people who relied on social services could no longer support revolutionary projects with as much fervor. Roseanne seems to have consistently landed on the side of justice, favoring an interracial and revolutionary socialist feminism. Others spun off into priveleged new age paganism, single-issue identity neocolonialism e.
But Roseanne kept it as real as she could in a failing collective as the waves of counterrevolution spread from top to bottom. Sometimes Roseanne is stupid: though she engages with the white supremacy inherited from the culture at large, and comes around to admitting it, she takes a couple of transphobic pot shot jokes with no such self-criticism.
But she is definitely real, and in these pages, she seems like a comrade who is familiar with struggle. The book is a little over 10 hours long. There is certainly a lot more in there, especially about Judaism "All of the holidays were about who killed our people, when and where, and what kind of food goes with each of those massacres.
Silencing old loudmouth pushy women is the first thing a smart despot tries to do. Lucky for us, Roseanne is coming back into public life, writing, appearing on TV, even perhaps running for president???
I'm so excited. At the height of her popularity, Roseanne used her pulpit of a primetime show to do amazing things, showing the only honest working class family on television, for one. And from this perspective, Roseanne is incredulous that others don't do similarly envelope-pushing things. Talk about a good, relevant read.
Oprah has never done one show on economics or capitalism, and that pisses me off. Not one show on how television advertising which made Oprah a billionaire makes money by keeping people in front of their TV sets while the guys at the top rob 'em blind! Are we supposed to ignore the elephant in the room? That yes, we need more socialism and less banksterism here in America? View 2 comments. Mar 27, Ciara rated it liked it Shelves: autobio-memoir , feminist-y-books , read-in Oct 14, Hafidha rated it liked it Shelves: reading-list.
Roseanne is a human tornado - powerful and messy! This book is a bit overlong, but the first third - chapters on her childhood - are almost breathtaking in terms of storytelling, and the pieces, "Left of Center in Denver," about the long hard road of leftist community activist is kind of a must-read if you've ever been involved in a subculture that struggles to reconcile the dream Everyone Will Be Like Us One Day!
I also enjoyed "Flatt Roseanne is a human tornado - powerful and messy! I found the essays on marriage and her general rants to be more sloppy, but when she talks about her kids that is super interesting. The last half dozen pieces take a real spiritual bend, and I didn't always understand them, but they are fast reads.
Roseanne is brilliant and I am in awe of her genius. I can definitely see how difficult she would be to deal with in person, but unlike many people she is actually committed to growing and becoming a wiser human being. The book is worth a read, at least for the parts I mentioned. And if you have experienced mental illness or are close to people in your life who are brilliant AND mad, you might find this a bit edifying.
After the introduction, a slightly rambling started, and it made me worry this book was going to be less than a memoir and more of a manifesto the title would hint at the latter , but eventually it picked up with the biography part. Found interesting: - her Jewish upbringing, specially the difference between her two grandmothers - the feminist bookstore's internal schism, although narrated with an often condescending. Listening of her critical take on the Reagan administration, and patriarchy in general, was puzzling, given her recent positive views on Trump heard the podcasts already mentioned. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Want to Read saving…. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Other editions.
Roseannearchy Dispatches Nut Farm by Roseanne Barr, First Edition
More titles may be available to you. Sign in to see the full collection. Roseanne Barr is a force of nature. Whether taking the sitcom world by storm, challenging accepted social norms, or battling the wild pigs inhabiting her nut farm in Hawaii, she is not to be trifled with.