Naked Beneath My Clothes: Tales of a Revealing Nature

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The book is best described as a collection of funny essays on a variety of subjects. It appeared on several bestseller lists when originally published.

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Rita Rudner is the only child of witty parents. Much to their dismay, Rita displayed a complete lack of witty until the age of twenty-five, whereupon she refused to say anything unless it was laced with wit.Up until twenty-five Rita preferred to talk with her feet, and danced in six Broadway shows that she no longer likes to name because readers will be compelled to go back and try to figure out how old she is.Rita decided to be a comic by standing in front of inebriated strangers late at night, talking into a microphone and leaving in the bits where people laughed. She has no idea why she leaped from chorus lines to punchlines . . . when she was in therapy she forgot to ask.David Letterman, Johnny Carson, Bill Maher, Jay Leno, Bob Hope, George Burns, Tom Snyder, Conan O'Brien, Dennis Miller, Martin Short, Oprah Winfrey, Regis Philbin and Kathie Lee Gifford have all found Rita amusing, and she has appeared on all of their respective shows respectively. Rita's first solo HBO special, 'Rita Rudner's One Night Stand,' was nominated for two Ace Awards, as was her English television show which later appeared on A&E. Rita's two one hour specials for HBO, 'Born to Be Mild' and 'Married Without Children,' were ratings standouts and many viewers liked her dresses.Rita has written two books: the best-selling Naked Beneath my Clothes and Rita Rudner's Guide to Men, which continues to be quoted extensively on the Internet in English and in languages she will never understand.Speaking of men, in 1989 Rita married Englishman Martin Bergman. The two have collaborated in more ways than one. The movie Peter's Friends was their first produced script. It starred Emma Thompson and Kenneth Branagh and it won the Peter Seller's award for best comedy film of the year.A Weekend in the Country was another script the couple created together and it was also Martin's directorial debut. It premiered on the USA network and starred Jack Lemmon, Dudley Moore, Christine Lahti, and Richard Lewis. Ri

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Stand-up comic Rudner sits down to produce a collection of light little essays. Just as doctoral candidates have to present their theses, it appears that comedians must produce such works for full credentials, and, as this kind of ephemera goes, Rudner's effort goes reasonably well. She might have called her text ``If It's on Fire, Don't Lay Down on It,'' ``Guilty of Innocence,'' or any of more than a score of alternative titles she offers as runners-up, but perhaps ``I Think of These Things So You Don't Have To'' is as suitable as any. Aware of short attention spans, Rudner fires off the traditional self-deprecation and habitual bewilderment in quick bursts. Readers, she concludes, ``like short, funny essays where the subject changes every three pages. Just think of me as a literary Ed Sullivan.'' From the bits and pieces, a biography of sorts may be built: Rudner is the daughter of a mother who wore sturdy, orthopedic bathing suits and a father who ``watched football with the sound off because he lived in fear of hearing the voice of Howard Cosell.'' Teenaged Rita had a pair of tight jeans: ``When I zipped them up, my nose got bigger.'' At 15, she left for New York. Marriage provided more material (on map reading, cold feet, and so forth). Somewhere along the way, she learned comic timing so well that her writing has the tempo of George Burns's--and she's only about a third the age of the old master. An amusing entry that's as easy to digest, and about as nourishing, as a bottle of designer mineral water. (Illustrations.) -- Copyright ©1992, Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved.

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