“Popular: Vintage Wisdom for a Modern Geek,” by Maya Van Wagenen. Van Wagenen found a book called “Betty Cornell’s Teen-Age Popularity Guide” from the 1950s and decided to follow its advice while keeping a diary. Her experiences led to the “Popular” book, a movie deal, and an introduction to Betty Cornell, now in her 80s.
“Popular: Vintage Wisdom for a Modern Geek,” by Maya Van Wagenen. Van Wagenen found a book called “Betty Cornell’s Teen-Age Popularity Guide” from the 1950s and decided to follow its advice while keeping a diary. Her experiences led to the “Popular” book, a movie deal, and an introduction to Betty Cornell, now in her 80s. Courtesy of Dutton
“Popular: Vintage Wisdom for a Modern Geek,” by Maya Van Wagenen. Van Wagenen found a book called “Betty Cornell’s Teen-Age Popularity Guide” from the 1950s and decided to follow its advice while keeping a diary. Her experiences led to the “Popular” book, a movie deal, and an introduction to Betty Cornell, now in her 80s. Courtesy of Dutton

Teen finds meaning in 1950s popularity guide

May 05, 2014 01:34 PM

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