|Titters: The First Collection of Humor by Women||Deanne Stillman, Anne Beatts||Collier Books||1976|
Behind the mint juleps and magnolia blossoms of the old Titters plantation lurked a torrid, hidden world – a world of all-consuming passions, raucous laughter, and unbridled lusts. A world of power and of pantyhose, of savagery and of sanitary protection. A world where a woman was queen of all she surveyed, and a man mattered less than a waffle iron.
You see, we think women should be allowed to be outrageous, or even silly. After years of watching men play the fool, it’s a great release to be able to hold our shoes to our heads and go “hello, hello?” The book may be called Titters, but giggles, guffaws, and belly-laughs are in it as well. Come in, the Coast… hello? I’m sorry, I can’t hear you, I have a tampon in my ear.Introduction in Titters: The First Collection of Humor by Women