Geek Girls Unite: How Fangirls, Bookworms, Indie Chicks, and Other Misfits Are Taking Over the World
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For every girl who marches to the beat of her own drum, Leslie Simon has your manifesto: a smart, expansive, and winningly entertaining celebration of comedy queens, film geeks, bookworms, craft mavens, indie chicks, and other all-star women. Following the breakaway hit book Everybody Hurts, Simon’s energizing look at today’s pop-culture and counterculture heroines—like Amy Sedaris, Tina Fey, Sofia Coppola, Regina Spektor, and Jenny Hart—is an empowering, eye-opening, and, above all, fun journey. Readers of The Hip Girl’s Guide to Homemaking and The Modern Girl’s Guide to Life will love joining forces as Geek Girls Unite!
ASAP! SARAH VOWELL, Voted History Buff Literary Geek Sarcastic, loquacious, and obscenely intelligent, Sarah Vowell has a voice that is unforgettable on and off the page. Not only can she be credited with making American history interesting in books like Assassination Vacation and The Partly Cloudy Patriot, but she also lends her signature snark to the character of Violet Parr, a teenage superhero misanthrope in Disney Pixar’s The Incredibles. Though some call her a social observer, Vowell
hello to our Tech, Fashionista, Political, Retro, and Athletic Geek Girls as we cross the finish line. GEEK GIRLS, UNITED WE STAND Let’s be totally honest: we are all guilty of excluding people who aren’t like us. Whether or not we mean to, we’ve all done it at some point or another—whether it is out of our own insecurities and fears, or just being oblivious to the fact that someone else is there. So I apologize in advance if I’ve left out any area of geekdom that might be your particular area
things music—you’ll need to be prepared. Here’s a crib sheet of the top ten bands you need to know in order to keep up with potential discourse, diatribes, and debates. Each is described in fifteen words or less because, let’s face it, anything more and you might as well just read the long-winded review on Pitchfork. “I believe the biggest misconception about music geek girls is that we’re all snobby hipsters. Yeah, I enjoy obscure music and like weird things, but that doesn’t mean that I think
on bedrest while battling a variety of ailments ranging from headaches that caused blurred vision to paralysis induced by measles. However, her illness-imposed social exile allowed her to concentrate on her studies and discover her outstanding aptitude for math and science. Through her propensity for mathematics, she met Mary Somerville, a renowned nineteenth-century scientific researcher and author, who then introduced her to Charles Babbage, the “father of the computer.” Babbage and Lovelace
movies stank more than Khloe Kardashian and Lamar Odom’s unisex perfume. Please send a check or money order c/o my publisher. Thanks in advance. P.S.: Can you start making funny movies again? That’d be awesome. Best, Leslie. * Watch your step. I’d hate for you to slip and fall on my brains. * Both the American and the British versions. * “Knitting” is creating a piece of needlework by looping one continuous yarn, whereas “crocheting” is creating a piece of needlework by looping