PATRICK DENNIS, the author of Auntie Mame, was the pen name of Edward Everett Tanner III, (1921-1976). One of the most eccentric, celebrated, and widely read writers of the 1950's and '60's, Tanner wrote sixteen novels, a majority of which were national bestsellers.
"Enormously funny...Mr. Dennis's dialogue is hilarious, his pages a
riot of magnificent absurdities, sly puns, quips, and other verbal
--The New York Times
"A masterpiece of parody."
--The New Republic
"One of the most outlandish collections of narrative and photographic nonsense ever put between hard covers. Only Patrick Dennis of Auntie Mame could have done it."