Spurred by the overwhelming success of the million-copy best seller, Politically Correct Bedtime Stories, James Finn Garner continues his quest to liberate "classic" fairy tales from their archaic, sexist, ageist, classist, lookist and environmentally unsound prejudices.
In Once Upon a More Enlightened Time, Garner tackles many demeaning, culturally biased viewpoints through his retelling of such well-known tales as "The Princess and the Pea" and "The Tortoise and the Hare". He has striven to fashion these bedtime stories into literature that is totally free from bias and purged from the influences of a flawed cultural past in hopes of freeing our social consciousness from these blights.
If he succeeds, no longer will tortoises, hares, talking frogs, and other citizens of nature bear the burden of our insecurities. No longer will mer-people suffer because of their unique evolutionary niche. And no longer will capable young womyn sleep their lives away waiting for princes to come rescue them.
Would you consider the audio edition of Once Upon a More Enlightened Time to be better than the print version?
You feel like you are watching a play, and your imagination can run wild on the set design.
Who was your favorite character and why?
I don't have a favorite character the stories are the way the P.C. world would want them to be.
Which character – as performed by James Finn Garner – was your favorite?
Who was the most memorable character of Once Upon a More Enlightened Time and why?
the witch in Hansel and Gretel
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