Alice in Tumblr-land: And Other Fairy Tales for a New Generation

Alice in Tumblr-land: And Other Fairy Tales for a New Generation

by Tim Manley

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Overview

Disney meets Lena Dunham in this illustrated humor book featuring your favorite fairy-tale characters dating and finding their way in 21st-century America
 
The Ugly Duckling still feels gross compared to everyone else, but now she’s got Instagram, and there’s this one filter that makes her look awesome. Cinderella swaps her glass slippers for Crocs. The Tortoise and the Hare Facebook stalk each other. Goldilocks goes gluten free. And Peter Pan finally has to grow up and get a job, or at least start paying rent.
 
Here are more than one hundred fairy tales, illustrated and re-imagined for today. Instead of fairy godmothers, there’s Siri. And rather than big bad wolves, there are creepy dudes on OkCupid. In our brave new world of social networking, YouTube, and texting, fairy tales can once again lead us to “happily ever after”—and have us laughing all the way.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780143124795
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 11/05/2013
Pages: 272
Product dimensions: 5.36(w) x 7.38(h) x 0.98(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Tim Manley is a writer and illustrator and the creator of the blog Fairy Tales for Twenty-Somethings. He has won the Moth StorySLAM, taught high school English at New York City’s School of the Future, and served as a mentor with the PEN American Center’s Prison Writing Program. Born in 1985 on Long Island, he lives in Queens, New York.
 

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“Entertaining . . . Touching . . . A cool, PG-13 revisiting of classic stories [that] feels a bit like tossing a Disney princess into the cast of HBO’s Girls.” —Kirkus Reviews

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Alice in Tumblr-land: And Other Fairy Tales for a New Generation 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book speaks earnestly, and with a humor and delicacy that is exactly our generation. Absolutely worth the read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The "sample" is garbage. Just three pages - the cover page, a variation of the cover page, and the page listing information and copyrights and whatnot. No actual content. How am I supposed to know if I want to buy this book if I can't even see a little bit of the actual writing?
Chancie More than 1 year ago
It starts off very charming and clever, but after a while, the same sort of jokes, the constant social media references, and the overall feeling of dread wears thin and loses the appeal. At halfway through, I found it very stale.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Edgier than others.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I got the sample, there was 0 info on the book only 3 pages!! I really would like to kniw if this book is goof or not!! But the sample gives u no info!! Also..... i am a mixed tumblr girl , foow me - caitlinf10
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It fits out generation like a glove and is perf. ( if you have teh time follow tumblr user i-wish-gee-would-notice-me)
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I want to read this book this sounds hilarious
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Butt
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Heyyooo Great book... If you even care anymore... I'm a tumblr girl I'm ugly and fat but I'm still a tumblr girl How has your lyfe been? Baiiii now