Becoming a Woman in Many Uneasy Lessons
By (author) Lynn Peril
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Pink Think by Lynn Peril
Book DescriptionDeluged by persuasive advertisements and meticulous (though often misguided) advice experts, women from the 1940s to the 1970s were coaxed to "think pink" when they thought of what it meant to be a woman. Attaining feminine perfection meant conforming to a mythical standard, one that would come wrapped in an adorable pink package, if those cunning marketers were to be believed. With wise humor and a savvy eye for curious, absurd, and at times wildly funny period artifacts, Lynn Peril gathers here the memorabilia of the era -from kitschy board games and lunch boxes to outdated advice books and health pamphlets-and reminds us how media messages have long endeavored to shape women's behavior and self-image, with varying degrees of success. Vividly illustrated with photographs of vintage paraphernalia, this entertaining social history revisits the nostalgic past, but only to offer a refreshing message to women who lived through those years as well as those who are coming of age now.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780393323542
(211mm x 155mm x 20mm)
Imprint: WW Norton & Co
Publisher: WW Norton & Co
Publish Date: 14-Nov-2003
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Lynn Peril
Swimming in the Steno Pool, Paperback (September 2011)
Feed your boss's ego. Dress for success. And don't let your heels trip you up on the corporate ladder.
College Girls, Paperback (October 2006)» View all books by Lynn Peril
The author of Pink Think takes on a twentieth-century icon: the college girl.
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Author Biography - Lynn Peril
Lynn Peril is a secretary and the author of Pink Think, College Girls, and Swimming in the Steno Pool. She lives in Oakland, California.
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