Review: The Recently Deflowered Girl: The Right Thing to Say on Every Dubious Occasion by Hyacinthe Phypps

imageI am a huge Edward Gorey fan. I ran across this book when I was searching for anything and everything Gorey produced. His charming illustrations compliment the expert advice being given.

This is a twisted book of manners for ladies who have recently lost their virginity. The scenarios in the book help the reader with what best to say after the act has occurred. For instance, if a marimba player was the person responsible for taking her virginity, this might be the conversation and the lady and her musician might have:

“I’m terribly sorry, Harold, but my parents won’t let me marry you.”
He says, “That’s all right, baby. I’ve been happily married for years.”
“How did your wife get her parents’ consent?”

Other deflowering scenarios include losing the virginity by proxy, in the doctor’s office or by the elevator operator. Hyacinthe Phypps (aka author Mel Juffe) give sage advice on how to handle it all in a ladylike manner.

~Thalia

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