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The great mystery of June Cleaver, her life, her marriage, and her family, has plagued mankind for generations. How could such a perfect woman exist, loving a husband, raising two sons, and cooking so immaculately while never appearing stressed, over-worked, fed-up, or unsatisfied? This absurdest comedy takes the familiar television matron into the 21st century to express the evolution of the American nuclear family from the past to the present, hitting some contemporary hot-button-topics along the way.

©2012 Benjamin Smith (P)2019 Benjamin Smith

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Was a great read!

Genuinely looked forward to listening to this story. Laughed out loud quite a few times and found my love for reading (mainly listening) all over again.

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Clever but uneven

I laughed aloud a few times and appreciated the format of a stage play within a book with the playwright bending the rules for flashbacks and effects. It was often light fun, but uneven in the delivery of laughs. The narrator did a good job with distinguishing voices for a full cast.

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Was June Cleaver the Stereotypical 50’s Wife and Mom?

In play form we revisit June and Ward Cleaver from the old tv show Leave It To Beaver. Grandparents to 5, their 19 yr old granddaughter is in the bathroom taking a pregnancy test, it’s positive.
We learn that June wasn’t nor did she want to be the perfect wife and mother....it just happened
Meanwhile good old Ward needs to be reminded of everything, sits around without pants on, and makes paper hats
Also, June is bisexual and Betty Crocker was her lover (June, Betty and Ward all lived together)
It’s starts out making me feel that it is going to be a very crazy uncomfortable ride, but through the craziness ones the difficulty of gender roles, esp women. Stereotypes and situations that led to specific decisions...and yet June and Ward’s marriage was based on love. Loved their conversation on ‘why buy the cow when the milk is free’
The narrator did a wonderful job andI I enjoyed thinking once again about the mysteries of men, women , marriage and life
I received a free audiobook for a voluntary and honest review

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