A girl's guide to taking over the world : writings from the girl zine revolution / edited by Karen Green and Tristan Taormino ; [introduction by Ann Magnuson].

by Green, KarenLooking glass; Taormino, Tristan, 1971-Looking glass.

Publisher: New York, N.Y. : St. Martin's Griffin, [1997]Description: xviii, 221 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.ISBN: 9780312155353; 0312155352.Subject(s): American prose literature -- Women authorsLooking glass | Young women -- United States -- Social life and customs | Young women -- United States -- Literary collections | Feminism -- United States -- Literary collections | American prose literature -- 20th centuryLooking glass | Feminism -- United StatesLooking glass | Women -- United StatesLooking glass | ZinesLooking glassNote: Includes bibliographical references. Acquisitions details: Archives & Special Collections (Her Noise) copy: Ownership details: Archives & Special Collections (Her Noise) copy:
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A GIRL'S GUIDE TO TAKING OVER THE WORLD Writings from the Girl Zine Revolution

Includes bibliographical references.

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Library Journal Review

Zines are quirky publications with small but loyal audiences. Rowe, an assistant editor at Playboy, aptly characterizes them as "Tinkertoys for malcontents." Rowe gathers here what he considers to be "gems" from a wide variety of popular zines, including Basura, Ben Is Dead, TV Grind, Fat!So?, and Mystery Date. Sex, entertainment, food, drugs, and self-help are among the topics discussed. Sometimes these topics overlap, as in a Ben Is Dead article containing a recipe for edible panties. How-to articles range from a guide to becoming a cult guru to directions for bicycle stunts. A directory of zines with prices is included. Taormino and Green, the publisher and editor and the copublisher and art director, respectively, of Pucker Up magazine, also offer a sampler and directory, but theirs has a narrower focus‘zines published by and for women. Sex, family relationships, celebrity watching, and rebellion are some of the subjects explored in articles with titles like "Learning To Fuck," "Jesus Kick," "The Day I Met Oprah," and "Girls with Guns." While the writing is often provocative, articles on incest, sexual abuse, and teen pregnancy aim to be supportive and healing. Interviews with zine publishers are also included. Given the ephemeral nature of the zines, the Internet might be a better medium for publications of this type. Rowe, in fact, includes a reference to the Book of Zines Web Page at http://www.zinebook.com. Recommended only for libraries with comprehensive collections in popular culture and women's studies.‘William Gargan, Brooklyn Coll. Lib., CUNY (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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Karen Green is a writer, graphic designer, and Internet goddess.

Tristan Taormino is a writer and editor of the annual series Best Lesbian Erotica (Cleis Press). The live in New York and are publishers of the magazine Pucker Up.