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  • Vintage Wisdom for a Modern Geek
  • By: Maya Van Wagenen
  • Narrated by: Amber Faith, Lee Adams
  • Length: 6 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 04-15-14
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Listening Library
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars 4.4 (81 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

A touchingly honest, candidly hysterical memoir from breakout teen author Maya Van Wagenen
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 listeners of all ages a thoroughly contemporary example of kindness and self-confidence.
**Includes a PDF of Maya's digital photo album

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio.

©2014 Maya Van Wagenen (P)2014 Penguin Audio
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4 out of 5 stars
By Amy Starkey on 12-08-17

Great young adult read

This is an OBOB book this year. H can’t really imagine my 12 year old son loving it but I wish I could have all my girls in youth group read it. Great message. Not the most impactful book I’ve ever read but it was good.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Molly E. on 03-03-15

Most Amazing Book Ever!

This book has Changed my whole outlook on life! Love this book so much! I am definitely buying my own copy of this book. I hope to get it signed one day!

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