Tough Girls Don't Knit and Other Tales of Stylish Subversion: And Other Tales of Stylish Subversion

Freda Garmaise, Author Little Brown and Company $17.95 (264p) ISBN 978-0-316-30440-5
The foibles, trends and incongruities of modern life receive a good-natured skewering in this collection of short essay-styled observations. Garmaise, Cockney-born, a former Canadian broadcaster who now lives in Manhattan, draws mainly on personal experiences that she has imprinted with personal panache. Owner of a handbag designated by her daughters as ``the cargo of shame,'' she defends shopping with originality--``The practice of buying things one cannot afford is a degradation of shopping''--and proposes interesting ways to view television: ``in the nude'' or ``while `tellyphoning' ''). Few current quirks, fads, media happenings escape the sharp eye of this wry advocate of individuality. (May)
Reviewed on: 05/01/1990
Release date: 05/01/1990
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