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Wacky Chicks: Life Lessons from Fearlessly Inappropriate and Fabulously Eccentric Women

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Wacky chicks are women who turn heads, get people talking, and start trends. They dare to wear the outrageous and live life any way they see fit. And now New York Observer columnist and savvy social commentator Simon Doonan trains his most discerning eye on sixteen of these exceptional creatures, and shows how a fiercely embraced sense of individuality can be an inspiration to us all. Doonan interviews Wacky Chicks like Amy Sedaris, host of Comedy Central's hit show, Strangers with Candy; Suzanne Bartsch, the woman who taught Madonna how to vogue; and lower profile wacky chicks like hip hypnotist Jessica Porter and Isabel Garrett, a freestyle fashion designer working out of a trailer in a Florida nudist colony. As different as they are outrageous, these women share a powerful nonconformist bent, and in these pages offer their priceless guidance on beauty, business, fashion, love, motherhood, and unleashing your feminist wacky chick without losing your femininity. Whether Doonan is profiling a celebrity gossip columnist or a park ranger with a menagerie of reptiles, he consistently delivers his own brand of distinctively sophisticated, razor sharp wit. Truly original, Wacky Chicks is as much a whimsical self-help book as it is a hilarious and heartfelt tribute to these avatars of style and rebellion.

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In his bestselling andlt;Iandgt;Wacky Chicks,andlt;/Iandgt; irreverent social commentator and humor writer Simon Doonan introduces readers to a bracing cross section of exuberantly unconventional women: comedienne Amy Sedaris; fashion designer turned park ranger Spider Fawke; Warhol muse Brigid Berlin; Suzanne Bartsch, the woman who showed Madonna how to vogue; and many more. Distinguished primarily by their wild originality and rule-breaking chutzpah, these women defy rules, shape the cultural landscape, and enrich the world. They are about as diverse a flock as you can imagine, but all of them are Belligerent, Resilient, Uninhibited, Naughty, Creative, and Hilarious (B.R.U.N.C.H. for short). In a word, they are Wacky, and they are ready to enlighten you. A book that pays tribute to the wild and unstoppable female in each of us, Wacky Chicks is the ultimate guide to embracing your inner rebel.

About the Author

andlt;Bandgt;Simon Doonanandlt;/Bandgt; is the bestselling author of andlt;Iandgt;Wacky Chicksandlt;/Iandgt; and andlt;Iandgt;Confessions of a Window Dresser.andlt;/Iandgt; In addition to his role as creative director of Barneys New York, Simon writes the "Simon Says" column for andlt;Iandgt;The New York Observer.andlt;/Iandgt; He frequently contributes observations and opinions to myriad other publications and television shows. He is a regular commentator on VH1, the Trio network, and andlt;Iandgt;Full Frontal Fashion.andlt;/Iandgt; He lives in New York City with his partner, Jonathan Adler, and his Norwich terrier, Liberace.

Table of Contents

Contents

Wacknowledgments

Introduction: An uprising of glamorous outsiders

Chapter 1

The Ladies Who Are Out to Lunch...or B.R.U.N.C.H.

THE BELLIGERENT, RESILIENT, UNINHIBITED, NAUGHTY, CREATIVE AND HILARIOUS SPIDER FAWKE

Chapter 2

Origins: Nature or Nurture...or Torture

BRIGID BERLIN — THE WARHOL FACTORY GIRL

SUNNY CHAPMAN — THE GLUE FACTORY GIRL

Chapter 3

Style: The Missile Defense System of the Wacky Chick

SUSANNE BARTSCH — SHOWGIRL CHIC

JANET CHARLTON — SABOTEUR CHIC

LISA EISNER — CRITTER CHIC AND GEEZER CHIC

Chapter 4

Home: Safe Spaces for Space Cases

PEARL HARBOUR — HOME IS WHERE THE TART IS

Chapter 5

Work: Chicks with Shticks

ISABEL GARRETT — THE SPANDEX EVANGELIST

AMY SEDARIS — VERMIN AND CHEESEBALLS

Chapter 6

Mating Habits

AUDREY "GOLIGHTLY" SMALTZ — JUST GIVE HER $50 FOR THE POWDER ROOM

Chapter 7

Faith: Squeezing Your Inner Shaman

JESSICA PORTER — HIP HYPNOSIS AND ZEN COMEDY

KAZUKO — CRYSTAL-PACKIN' MAMA

Chapter 8

The Future: The Wacky Chicklettes

P5 — THE EDITOR IN CHIEF

MARY CHRISTMAS — THE RADICAL CHEERLEADER

Chapter 9

The Dark Side: When Wacky Goes Wack-Job

Conclusion

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serpentia85, March 15, 2009 (view all comments by serpentia85)
I'm reading this book for the second time, I found it going through the books at the local DAV, being a "wacky chick" myself I find great comfort in these words.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780743257893
Author:
Doonan, Simon
Publisher:
Simon & Schuster
Subject:
Beauty & Grooming - Fashion
Subject:
Form - Essays
Subject:
Popular Culture - General
Subject:
Women's Studies - General
Subject:
General Humor
Subject:
Humor-Anthologies
Copyright:
Edition Description:
B102
Publication Date:
May 2005
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
20 line drawings t-o
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
8.44 x 5.5 in 9.205 oz

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"Synopsis" by , In his bestselling andlt;Iandgt;Wacky Chicks,andlt;/Iandgt; irreverent social commentator and humor writer Simon Doonan introduces readers to a bracing cross section of exuberantly unconventional women: comedienne Amy Sedaris; fashion designer turned park ranger Spider Fawke; Warhol muse Brigid Berlin; Suzanne Bartsch, the woman who showed Madonna how to vogue; and many more. Distinguished primarily by their wild originality and rule-breaking chutzpah, these women defy rules, shape the cultural landscape, and enrich the world. They are about as diverse a flock as you can imagine, but all of them are Belligerent, Resilient, Uninhibited, Naughty, Creative, and Hilarious (B.R.U.N.C.H. for short). In a word, they are Wacky, and they are ready to enlighten you. A book that pays tribute to the wild and unstoppable female in each of us, Wacky Chicks is the ultimate guide to embracing your inner rebel.
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