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The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis

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The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis by Max Shulman
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This is a collection of short stories written during the 1940s for college humor magazines and then gathered together to make a book. The author promises the readers that these stories have been published in Good Housekeeping, Cosmopolitan, The Saturday Evening Post, Today's Woman and American Magazine. Thus, these stories are guaranteed to be clean. Eventually, The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis was made into a long running TV series starring Dwayne Hickman and Bob Denver. Bob Denver went on to become the lead character in "Gilligan's Island." The story line is that Dobie Gillis longs for this girl or that girl or for just about any girl, but no matter how hard he tries he can never achieve a "happy ending." This book was first published in 1945 back when couples actually got married before having sex, so sometimes Dobie gets what he wants only by marrying the girl. Meet the Casanova with a crew cut, the irrepressible Dobie Gillis who left a trail of broken women through the ivy-colored halls of the University of Minnesota. Says Dobie: "The reason I wanted to go to college was romantic. To be blunt, I was getting nowhere with the girls back home. All the plumbs were falling to the baseball and hockey teams. All I could get was what nobody else wanted, including me. Since I was a red-blooded man of eighteen summers, the situation was not tolerable.
Release date Australia
June 28th, 2018
Author
Contributor
Introduction by Sam Sloan
Pages
226
Illustrations
Illustrations, black and white
Imprint
Ishi Press
Dimensions
140x216x12
ISBN-13
9784871871907
Product ID
28248831

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