Popular: Vintage Wisdom for a Modern Geek
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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|Grouping Title||popular vintage wisdom for a modern geek|
|Grouping Author||maya van wagenen|
|Grouping Language||English (eng)|
|Last Grouping Update||2022-05-23 04:40:48AM|
|Last Indexed||2022-05-23 05:06:52AM|
|Novelist Primary ISBN||none|
|author||Wagenen, Maya Van|
|author_display||Van Wagenen, Maya|
|available_at_addison||Online OverDrive Collection|
|detailed_location_addison||Online Hoopla Collection|
Online OverDrive Collection
|display_description||New York Times Bestseller|
A breakout teen author explores the true meaning of popularity and how to survive middle school in this hysterically funny, touchingly honest contemporary memoir.
“I was inspired by [Maya's] journey and made a point of saving a copy of ‘Popular’ for my sister, who starts middle school this fall. Maybe if I had read it when I was her age, it could have saved me from a world of hurt, or at least put that world in perspective.” —Maude Apatow, New York Times Book Review
Can curlers, girdles, Vaseline, and a strand of pearls help a shy girl become popular?
Maya Van Wagenen is about to find out.
Stuck near the bottom of the social ladder at “pretty much the lowest level of people at school who aren’t paid to be here,” Maya has never been popular. But before starting eighth grade, she decides to begin a unique social experiment: spend the school year following a 1950s popularity guide, written by former teen model Betty Cornell.
The real-life results are hilarious, painful, and filled with unexpected surprises. Told with humor and grace, Maya’s journey offers readers of all ages a thoroughly contemporary example of kindness and self-confidence, along with a better understanding of what it means to be popular.
|owning_library_addison||Addison Public Library Online|
|owning_location_addison||Online OverDrive Collection|
|publisher||Penguin Young Readers Group|
Recorded Books, Inc.
Recorded Books, Inc.,
|subject_facet||Self-confidence -- Fiction|
Teenage girls -- Fiction
|title_display||Popular Vintage Wisdom for a Modern Geek|
|title_full||Popular : vintage wisdom for a modern geek [electronic resource] / Maya Van Wagenen|
Popular Vintage Wisdom for a Modern Geek
|title_sub||Vintage Wisdom for a Modern Geek|
|topic_facet||Biography & Autobiography|
Young Adult Nonfiction