Popular: Vintage Wisdom for a Modern Geek

Popular: Vintage Wisdom for a Modern Geek (A Memoir) - Maya Van Wagenen

Title: Popular: Vintage Wisdom for a Modern Geek

Author: Maya Van Wagenen

Format: Hardback, 272

Time to Read: 1 day!



Goodread's Bio: Stuck at the bottom of the social ladder at pretty much the lowest level of people at school who aren’t paid to be here,” Maya Van Wagenen decided to begin a unique social experiment: spend the school year following a 1950s popularity guide, written by former teen model Betty Cornell. Can curlers, girdles, Vaseline, and a strand of pearls help Maya on her quest to be popular?

The real-life results are painful, funny, and include a wonderful and unexpected surprise—meeting and befriending Betty Cornell herself. Told with humor and grace, Maya’s journey offers readers of all ages a thoroughly contemporary example of kindness and self-confidence.



My Review: i loved this book! i instantly connected to Maya. i was very near the bottom of the ladder in high school but i was totally fine with that. but Maya wasn't and boy did she put her self up to the task! 1950's was a wonderful time :] i read though this quickly and did not want it to stop! i loved how it had real life pictures added to it, very much added to the story.



Recommend it?: Yes :] it's a quick and fun read and i think anyone could connect with Maya!