This week’s HelloGiggles post is about An Abundance of Katherines by John Green!
It’s one of my favorite YA books, and just one of my favorite books in general. At the end of one of my college creative writing workshops, our professor made us each recommend a book to the class. I recommended this one; everyone else recommended adult books. Whatever.
I finally have a subscription to Bust! My wonderful mother bought it for me as a Christmas gift. It showed up this week, a little worse for the wear, in my tiny-envelope-sized mailbox. Ta-da!
Welcome to Ladyville favorite JULIE KLAUSNER wrote the cover story on Maya Rudolph! How could it get better? The answer is that it could not. Maya talks about lots of things, like breast pumping and her favorite Sirius station (First Wave! Also my favorite!). Here is my favorite quote, about my crush Chris Parnell:
“Years ago, when I was young and vibrant, I flashed him my boobs on my birthday. It was right before I started on SNL, and I was drinking so much tequila that I flashed him my boobs at a party at my house. The next day he called me, and he left me this message: ‘Hello, Maya, this is Chris Parnell. I want to say thank you very much for showing me your boobs last night. I appreciate it.’ It’s probably my favorite message I’ve ever received.”
This was clearly a different time. A time when people used the word “half-breed” and sat on horses while wearing headdresses. Cher could probably still do this, though, and no one would blink an eye. “Oh, there’s Cher again, and…is she on a horse? Good for her.”
As you probably know by now, I love the show New Girl. My boyfriend and I watch it together every Tuesday night, although I think we’re watching it for different reasons. I mean, yeah, we both watch it for the laughs, but he (like most dudes) has a little bit of a crush on Zooey D., and I (like most girls) just want to wear all of her outfits.
The coolest thing about her clothes is that they are actually semi-attainable most of the time. I mean, okay, I am not actually going to spend $168 dollars on this dress from Anthropologie, but I did see it up close when I was there last weekend (not buying anything, touching everything and pretending it was mine, thinking about what it would be like if my bedroom was in the giant tent-thing they had set up in the middle of the store). Anyway, if you spend every episode of New Girl whispering, “Ohhhh, I want that dress,” then I have the sites for you!
What Would Zooey Deschanel Wear?
Fashion of New Girl
You’re welcome, ladies. Let’s all buy some clothes we can technically afford but still can’t really afford.
PS- These were shorts the whole time! I really thought this was a skirt!
I couldn’t be more excited to be a new HelloGiggles columnist. I’ll be writing about young adult literature every Saturday.
I’m really honored to be in the company of a lot of women I really admire and part of an environment that fosters and inspires female creativity. And it should go without saying that I’m really happy to be writing about my favorite subject ever. Please check out my article, maybe leave a comment on it if the spirit moves you. This week’s pick is Anastasia Krupnik by Lois Lowry. Oh, and don’t forget to let me know if there are any YA books you’d like me to cover!