Synopses & Reviews
Every once in a great while, Ill get a student applying for a Nonfiction class whose writing sample makes me say: Good lord. Who is this?” And: Say, how do I get to take credit for their success?”
In fact, I can count just three people who Ive had this reaction to. One is now having her first book shopped around by a Manhattan agency. The other, a sophomore exchange student from France, thought he was going back to be the next in his familys line of government bureaucrats. Instead, this summer hes interning at McSweeneys, because I think hes the next Italo Calvino. We shall see whose career prediction wins out. The third is Winona Dimeo-Ediger.”
Paul Collins, founder of McSweeneys Collins Library, frequent contributor to The Believer, Harpers, New Scientist, New York Times Magazine and Slate, author of five books and professor of nonfiction writing at Portland State University.
"Winona waxes lyrical over neon yellow jeans and comes up with delish recipes for layering and manages to give style advice that doesn't make me want to cringe and cry. I've been chuckling at everything she pens, from blog to book."Susie Bubble (founder of the blog Style Bubble)
#13. Daddy Likey: Blogger extraordinaire Winona makes fashion funny. Really really funny
Daddy Likey is one of the wittiest fashion blogs out there and should definitely be on your dailies.” Shiny Medias Top 100 Fashion and Lifestyle Blogs, December, 2007
I love Winona so much. It should be illegal to be that hilarious!” Gala Darling, The Icing
I began reading Daddy Likey in the Summer of 2007. I was bored with the same old fashion blogs and I needed some inspiration. And then Winona was there with her jocular humor that transcended all other fashion blogs. I liked her instantly because she didnt fit into a neat little box. I had to add her to my list of daily reads in anticipation of her next witty entry.”—Michelle from Lady Language
I was reading your post this morning and laughing audibly, reading it to my husband (FYI, its certainly not the first timethats happened with lots of your posts!). I wish I had half your comedic ability!” —Tricia Royal, founder of Wardrobe Remix
Her name is Winona, shes beautiful, completely hilarious, has amazing thrifting luck and mad (mad!) writing skillz; shes like the Heather Armstrong of fashion blogs.”—Amber from Painfully Hip
Winona of Daddy Likey is a daily read for me. Usually shes busy cracking me up, unless shes so damned sensible that she gives me hope for young women everywhere. I can no longer apply my Diorshow mascara each morning without the words With great power comes great responsibility” echoing in my brain.”—Une femme dun certain age
Winona at Daddy Likey: never a funnier girl to grace the blogosphere. She not only has great eyebrows and a killer sense of humour, she also does charity work. Could this girl be any more perfect?”—Queen Michelle from Kingdom of Style
You have such massive talent. Ive been a copywriter for almost ten years, and here you come, barely a year older than that baby Mischa Barton, and write way way way better than I do ( and better than most of my colleagues too.) Im asking you to capitalize on your talent. Blog with your left hand and write a novel with your right (if youre a leftie, change hand positions).”—Emi Guner, writer of Letters from the End Consumer
"Ladies: If you hate facing your closet each morning, you need this book--a savvy, sassy primer on putting together a wearable wardrobe. If this gets even one woman to stop pairing low-rise jeans with thongs, I will nominate it for a Pulitzer." —Betsy Lowther, fashion editor for The Washington Post and creator of FashionisSpinach.com
"A quirky, practical guide for the fashion wary."
—Chelsea Cain, bestselling author of Heartsick and Sweetheart
With the economy in a nosedive, more women than ever are looking for ways to achieve haute couture without the hefty price tag. 50 Style Lessons Learned the Hard Way shows how. Author Winona Dimeo-Ediger mixes self-deprecating wit, fashion smarts, and bargain-bin savvy to help women become divas on a dime. She divides the book into 12 handy chapters covering everything from shopping for jeans (while retaining one-third of one's self-esteem and half of one's paycheck) to hiding love handles to the ever-elusive "looking good while jogging." 50 Style Lessons also contains hilarious and useful charts, graphs, and math equations, including Maslow's Hierarchy of Jeans, the handy Clip-out Guide to Wine and Hosiery, and the little-known Law of Calculus (the likelihood of a man noticing your outfit is inversely related to how much you want a man to notice your outfit).
About the Author
In addition to her high-traffic blog, Winona Dimeo-Ediger writes about fashion for National Geographic magazine's website. She lives in Portland, OR.