Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.
This is just something I’ve been working on for the past few months when I’m able to find the time. I had a really very clear idea of how it was going to pan out and now that I think I’ve finished I think I am relatively happy. Undoubtedly I’ll find mistakes and imperfections tomorrow, but that’s my problem/curse.
We are unbelievably excited about Popular: Vintage Wisdom for a Modern Geek by Maya Van Van Wagenan. When Maya was in eighth grade—and low on her school’s social ladder—she came across Betty Cornell’s Glamour Guide for Teens and decided to conduct a social experiment: what if she followed all of Betty’s 1950s-era advice in her thoroughly contemporary high school? Popular is the result.
As this great TIME article points out, “Betty Cornell book’s ultimate advice was about “being open and honest, and kind” and that paying attention to the social niceties of her school taught Van Wagenen that everyone, no matter how popular, had similar insecurities.” We can’t wait for everyone to meet Maya, and to read the funny, smart, and compelling Popular!
Let’s get lost in books, drown our tears in tea and watch the stars disappear into the dawn. Perhaps tonight is just a dream.
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