What Would Mary Ann Do?: A Guide To Life by Dawn WellsWhat Would Mary Ann Do?: A Guide To Life by Dawn Wells

What Would Mary Ann Do?: A Guide To Life

byDawn WellsAs told bySteve Stinson

Paperback | September 8, 2014

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So, what would Mary Ann do?As the sweet, polite, and thoughtful Mary Ann Summers from Kansas in the hit series Gilligan's Island, Dawn Wells created an unforgettable and beloved character that still connects with people fifty years from the show's debut in 1964. As the "good girl" among the group of castaways on a tiny island, she was often positioned against the glamorous and exotic Ginger Grant, played by Tina Louise, prompting many to ask: Are you a Ginger or a Mary Ann?This book not only helps readers answer that question for themselves but also sends the inspirational and heartwarming message that yes, good girls do finish first. Part self-help, part memoir, and part humor-with a little classic TV nostalgia for good measure-What Would Mary Ann Do? contains twelve chapters on everything from how Mary Ann would respond to changes in today's culture to addressing issues confronting single women and mothers. Wells brings along her fellow characters from Gilligan's Island to illustrate certain principles, such as incorporating the miserly Thurston Howell III (Jim Backus) in a discussion on money. Anecdotal sidebars also describe fascinating facts and compelling memories from the show, as well as some trivia questions to challenge fans and followers. Illustrated with photographs from Wells's private collection, this book provides inspiring lessons from TV's favorite good girl.
A native of Reno, Nevada, Dawn Wells attended Stephens College in Missouri before going on to represent Nevada in the Miss America pageant in 1959. She found success in Hollywood immediately afterward, appearing in such shows as 77 Sunset Strip, Maverick, Bonanza, and Hawaiian Eye. She was later cast in the role of a lifetime as Mary A...
Title:What Would Mary Ann Do?: A Guide To LifeFormat:PaperbackDimensions:328 pages, 7 × 5 × 0.68 inPublished:September 8, 2014Publisher:Taylor Trade PublishingLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1630760285

ISBN - 13:9781630760281

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Part memoir, part Gilligan's Island trivia, with the bulk of the book filled with tips on everything from manners to men, the book is based on the premise of 'what would Mary Ann do if she found herself in X situation' with those situations ranging from how Mary Ann would handle today's culture to how she'd deal with modern men. . . .Perhaps the best advice in the book (in my humble opinion, particularly important for young girls reading the book) came in the chapter, 'The allure of being alluring,' where the author shares Mary Ann's style points and the best advice of all, 'Your looks are not worth your health.'. . . .If . . . you're looking for some down-home, honest, useful advice, take a look at this book.