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The Bust guide to the new girl order /

Other Authors: Stoller, Debbie., Karp, Marcelle.
Format: Book
Language: English
Published: Penguin Books, 1999
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SUMMARY

Both a literary magazine and a chronicle of girl culture, Bust was born in 1993. With contributors who are funny, fierce, and too smart to be anything but feminist, Bust is the original grrrl zine, with a base of loyal female fans--all those women who know that Glamour is garbage, Vogue is vapid, and Cosmo is clueless. The Bust Guide to the New Girl Order contains brand new, funny, sharp, trenchant essays along with some of the best writings from the magazine: Courtney Love 's (unsolicited) piece on Bad Girls; the already immortal "Dont's For Boys"; an interview with girl-hero Judy Blume ; and lots of other shocking, titillating, truthful articles. A kind of Our Bodies, Ourselves for Generation XX, The Bust Guide to the New Girl Order is destined to become required reading for today's hip urban girl and her admirers.


TABLE OF CONTENTS

Acknowledgementsp. vii
Introductionp. xii
1.Our Womanly Waysp. 1
Thanks for the Mammaries: The Rise and Fall of My Boobsp. 8
A Fine Spinep. 12
Me and My Cuntp. 16
Sex, Lies, and Tampaxp. 17
A Visit to the Museum of Menstruationp. 20
Myth of the Black Buttp. 28
My Left Handp. 32
She Ain't Heavy, She's My Loverp. 37
2.Feminists Fatale: BUST-ing the Beauty Mythp. 41
The ABC's of Fashionp. 48
Girl's Fashion Tips For Boysp. 52
Gotta Git That Stickp. 56
The Joy of Slacksp. 59
Growing Out of Layersp. 61
The Mysterious Eroticism of Mini-Backpacksp. 64
Vogue vs. Harper's Bazaar: It's a Catfight!p. 66
Be a Model, or Just Act Like Onep. 70
3.Sex and the Thinking Girlp. 75
Betty and Celina Get Wired: Part Ip. 85
Betty and Celina Get Wired: Part IIp. 93
More Than a Blow Job: It's a Careerp. 99
How to Be as Horny as a Guyp. 102
Lesson Number Onep. 104
One Sick Puppyp. 109
Fear of a Black Catp. 113
My Friends Don't Touch My Boobsp. 115
Boy-dellop. 116
Waste: A Short Storyp. 117
4.Men Are from Uranusp. 125
Fear of a Boy Planetp. 132
Girlfriend, Listen Upp. 135
The Curse of the Mama's Boyp. 137
Both Sides, Nowp. 140
Watching Him Fuck Herp. 144
Manthingp. 147
Don'ts for Boysp. 151
Talking Dick with Cynthia Plaster Casterp. 160
My Brother, Myselfp. 168
My Keanu: A Fantasyp. 171
Thurston Moore: BUSTiest Boy in Americap. 177
5.Growing Up Girlp. 183
Dear Diaryp. 189
Electra Woman and Dyna Girlp. 193
One Girl's Visep. 196
Stealing Beautyp. 200
Wayward Warden's Wicked War Against Womanhoodp. 202
The World Movesp. 208
Making Itp. 210
Falling from Gracep. 217
6.Yo'Mama, Yo'Selfp. 223
What to Expect When Your Best Friend Is Expectingp. 234
Two Girls and a Babyp. 236
Abortion Storyp. 242
Tie Me Up, Tie Me Offp. 247
Motherhood Lite: The Joys of Being an Auntp. 251
We Are Family (I've Got All My Goddesses with Me)p. 255
One's Not Enoughp. 257
Mother-to-Wannabep. 260
7.Media Whoresp. 265
That Cosmo Girlp. 272
Ladies' Night: A Parodyp. 276
"Women's Network," My Assp. 281
Bitch on Heels: Confessions of a Pop Culture Junkiep. 283
Bring Me the Head of Melanie Banderasp. 286
Dancing to the Tiger Beatp. 288
Desparately Seeking Farrahp. 292
A Vindication of the Rights of Cuntp. 298
8.Herstory: Girl on Girlsp. 303
Bad Like Mep. 311
Gloria Stein-momp. 315
Pirate of a Ladyp. 319
Tura, Tura, Tura: An Interview with Tura Satanap. 322
She's Gotta Have It: An Interview with Nina Hartleyp. 329
Oh, Yokop. 340
Would You Want This Man to Be Your Dog?p. 344
Are You There, Judy? It's Me, Torip. 356
Bibliographyp. 365
Meet Some of Our Contributorsp. 371


Review by Publisher's Weekly Review

In 1993, self-described "cubicle slaves" Karp and Stoller, along with their friend Laurie Henzel, produced the first issue of Bust, a smart, slick and often hilarious 'zine by and for women in their 20s and 30s who, after growing up with second-wave feminist mothers and Madonna, feel let down by traditional women's magazines. This anthology provides a healthy sample of offerings from the magazine, which is still being published.. Written under pen names ("Tabitha Rasa," "Simone de Boudoir"), the essays often start with the body and boy talk that is the clich‚d subject matter of women's magazines, but they subvert the dominant media viewpoint with searing, deeply personal writing. Demonstrating that the personal really is political, the collection reflects a refreshingly egalitarian outlook, featuring the voices of young women of different races and classes, some more educated than others, but none too self-conscious. Arranging their material by topic (sex, men, becoming a mother, beauty, etc.), the editors introduce each section with simultaneously pithy and funny feminist analysis. Often controversial, the collection includes interviews with porn stars, happily adopts the term "do-me feminist" and uses the word "girl" to describe grownups. Ultimately, Bust supports women's right to pursue whatever they find fulfilling. Adeptly capturing its cultural moment, this vibrant anthology is a must-read for those who consider themselves versed in all things pop. Agent, Lydia Wills. 8-city author tour. (Aug.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved

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Review by Library Journal Review

Karp and Stoller don't believe that breasts make the bust. Any cup can runneth over because of implants, but brains and bravura are the stuff a real bust is made of. Karp, Stoller, and Laurie Henzel founded BUST magazine in 1993 to chronicle the sex lives, careers, and fears of "Generation XX"Äthe "girl-women" in pursuit of 21st-century feminism and happiness. Collected here are frank, quotable, and whip-smart essays and interviews on masturbation, dating, pornography, homosexuality, motherhood, rock'n'roll, and celebrity. Women who equate feminism with man-hating will think again; the editors want both sexes to be of "equal value," and they write affectionately about men (e.g., Sonic Youth's Thurston Moore) who are working toward that vision. BUST breaks down everything that a girl should know but that Cosmopolitan is afraid to print. Highly recommended.ÄHeather McCormack, "Library Journal" (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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AUTHOR NOTES

Marcelle Karp , a.k.a Betty Boob , is an award-winning television producer (Lifetime, Fox, HBO) and a contributor to Spin , Details , and Jane , as well as one of the co-founders of Bust .

Visit Bust Online: www.bust.com.


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