Popular : a memoir : vintage wisdom for a modern geek / 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," Brownsville, Texas, newcomer Maya Van Wagenen decided to begin a unique social experiment: spend the eighth grade 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.
- ISBN: 9780525426813
- ISBN: 0525426817
- ISBN: 9780525427469
- ISBN: 0525427465
- Physical Description: 259 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
- Publisher: New York : Dutton Juvenile, 
- Copyright: ©2014
|Formatted Contents Note:||
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.
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|Study Program Information Note:||
Accelerated Reader AR MG 5 8 165434.
Accelerated Reader 5.0.
Reading Counts! 4.5.
YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults Award Winner (2015)
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