Saturday, February 23, 2008

Fine Lines: The Cat Ate my Gymsuit

This is really a brilliant post on Jezebel (People magazine, as if written by 20 something feminists with a strong eye to irony--I love it). The original cover illustration of "The Cat Ate My Gymsuit" a teen novel of the 70's, contrasted with the re-issued modern cover of the same book. And WHAT progress have we really made that a book cover, in order to appeal to its target teen girl audience has to shift from a realistic portrayal of the character to a completely unrealistic version in PINK with a CAT! LINK to the post and also LINK to the writer's blog, Lizzie Skurnick.

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