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Author: Maya Van Wagenen
Publisher: New York : Dutton Juvenile, [2014]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"A touchingly honest, candidly hysterical memoir from breakout teen author Maya Van Wagenen Stuck at the bottom of the social ladder at "pretty much the lowest level of people at school who aren't paid to be here," Maya Van Wagenen decided to begin a unique social experiment: spend the school year following a 1950s popularity guide, written by former teen model Betty Cornell. Can curlers, girdles, Vaseline, and a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Young adult nonfiction
Autobiographies
Humor
Juvenile works
Juvenile literature
Material Type: Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Maya Van Wagenen
ISBN: 9780525426813 0525426817 9780525427469 0525427465
OCLC Number: 860755382
Awards: YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults Award Winner (2015)
Description: 259 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction / by Betty Cornell --
Introduction (or how this whole thing came to be) --
September. Figure problems --
October. Hair --
November. Modeling tricks --
December. Skin problems & makeup --
January. Clothes & what to wear where --
February. Good grooming & away from home --
March. Money (how to earn extra) & on the job --
April. Popular attitude: look pretty-be pretty, are you shy? & personality --
May. It's a date & be a hostess --
Epilogue.
Responsibility: Maya Van Wagenen.
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"A touchingly honest, candidly hysterical memoir from breakout teen author Maya Van Wagenen Stuck at the bottom of the social ladder at "pretty much the lowest level of people at school who aren't paid to be here," Maya Van Wagenen decided to begin a unique social experiment: spend the school year following a 1950s popularity guide, written by former teen model Betty Cornell. Can curlers, girdles, Vaseline, and a strand of pearls help Maya on her quest to be popular? The real-life results are painful, funny, and include a wonderful and unexpected surprise-meeting and befriending Betty Cornell herself. Told with humor and grace, Maya's journey offers readers of all ages a thoroughly contemporary example of kindness and self-confidence."--

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