Jean Kerr Critical Essays


(Contemporary Literary Criticism)

Jean Kerr 1923–

American novelist and playwright.

Kerr's writing reflects a humorous outlook on life's commonplace frustrations. Many of her plays have been produced on Broadway, some in collaboration with her husband, theater critic Walter Kerr. Her best-selling novel, Please Don't Eat the Daisies, details the zany catastrophes which beset a "typical" suburban housewife and mother; it has been filmed and also adapted as a television series.

(See also Contemporary Authors, Vols. 5-8, rev. ed.)