Irma has a moment of confusion as she reads snippets to Jane from a magazine. Inspired, Irma decides that she wants to write her memoirs. She has kept a diary from the time she left the farm until now. Jane reads a sample, then the scene goes into flashback to her farm where her dad talks to the school teacher about Irma’s IQ. All she thinks about is boys.
Later, Irma tells how she set out for New York at the ripe age of 16. Mrs Riley pops in to join the fun and tell about her own memories at chasing men. Professor Kropotkin visits to comment on the topic of the day. When the milkman stops by, Irma asks his advice on Irma’s life story.
Irma is human afterall, and the critics have all gotten to her. She goes to seek out her boyfriend Al in hopes of comfort. Al actually knows a guy who will print Irma’s book. A guy who publishes the race track forms. I feel a mix up coming on, but first, a commercial.
Irma tries her hand at talking with picturesque speach as she talks with Jane. Irma wants to dedicate her book to her friend. The mixed up metaphors and grammar ends as Irma has to race off to work. Irma plans to ask her lawyer boss, Mr Clyde, if he would write her contract for her book.
When Al’s publisher friend has been closed down, by order of the police, Irma takes the manuscript to a real publisher. Things don’t go so well, for Irma, but she does manage to find someone that shows an interest in the book. Days go by, and Irma is beginning to worry. Good news comes, but it’s not quite the good news Irma hoped for.
At the end, Irma makes an offer for listeners of 1952. Sorry, listeners of today are too late to participate in having Irma work for you at your place of business.
Note: Was posted previously as a Retro Original. To enjoy a few added bonus tracks click the following: My Friend Irma – Memoirs. 520106. (retro330).