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Giveaway: *The CHICKtionary* by Anna Lefler

Did you read Anna Lefler’s recent Spotlight on Bookstores post? It was in memoriam to Dutton’s Brentwood Bookstore, which closed in 2008. While this post was a serious piece, an ode to a “gone but not forgotten” neighborhood bookstore, Anna Lefler has a funny side, too. A very funny side!

Her The CHICKtionary: From A-Line to Z-Snap, the Words Every Woman Should Know was published last month. A few sample entries:

  • Aberzombie: Derived from the name of the popular clothing stores, Aberzombie refers to any of the nation of plaid shirt-and-tank-top-wearing undead that can be seen staggering through the food courts of malls across America.
  • Bandeau: From the French word meaning “there’s no way that’s staying up,” this is a type of woman’s top that consists of a strip of fabric encircling the chest at breast level and remaining aloft through snugness and prayers.
  • George Glass: Originally invented by Jan on The Brady Bunch after “Marcia, Marcia, Marcia” won yet another boy’s heart, “George Glass” is now the generic term for an imaginary boyfriend. It is most often invoked in an effort to hide the fact that you are single or currently sleeping with someone else’s husband.
As the mother of a 15-year-old, I’m too well acquainted with Aberzombies; as a 40-something who is way past her Victoria’s Secrets days, I wear bandeaus more like belts these days; and as a child of the 70s, I got the George Glass reference immediately (and started thinking “Marsha, Marsha, Marsha!” and humming “When it’s time to change, you’ve got to rearrange …”)


Anyhoooo ….


As part of her TLC Book Tour, the author and her publisher are offering a copy of The CHICKtionary to one lucky reader of She Is Too Fond of Books.
To enter the random drawing, simply leave a comment below. If you have a fun/funny definition you’d like to share, please do (but it’s not required). This post will be open for entrants until midnight ET on Thursday, December 22, with the winner announced on or about December 23. Giveaway is open to US/Canada mailing addresses only, no PO Boxes.

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