A Fresh, Frosted Sugar Rush Through Our Pre-packaged Culture

Book - 1999
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Humor columnist Liz Langley's observations about hillbilly vampires, Farrah Fawcett, confessional TV, and America's other bizarre fixations and fads are assembled in this wry look at pop culture. "Little Amish Crackhead", a delicate piece of social commentary prompted by an obscure news item about two Amish men arrested for dealing cocaine to a gang of bikers, exposes America's love for seeing its own stereotypes trumped. Within the pages of Pop Tart, no cow is sacred -- marriage, Southern Baptists, Barbie, the Virgin Mary; even golf is subject to ridicule: "Golf originated in Scotland, also the birthplace of haggis, the tam-o'-shanter, and Sheena Easton. The motives of any people who eat sheep intestines, wear head pom-poms, and unleashed the singer of 'Sugar Walls' should be considered highly suspect". Amusing and entertaining observations about Hugh Grant and hookers, Kenny Loggins and colonics, and Martha Stewart's resemblance to the Stepford Wives abound in this collection.
Publisher: Altamonte Springs, Fla. : Octavo Books, c1999
ISBN: 9780967338002
Branch Call Number: 306.0973 L28p
Characteristics: xv, 188 p. ; 22 cm
Alternative Title: Pop tart


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