In The Year of Living Shamelessly, my October 2009 release, the heroine transforms herself by following all the advice she can get from women’s magazines. She studies the articles as if she was going to be tested and then puts them to good use. She follows these magazines because she feels like she needs expert advice when she reinvents herself into a bold and sexy woman. Sometimes the advice backfires, sometimes the fashion tips aren’t what she hopes for, but every once in a while the magazines inspire her to act like the woman she wants to become.
If you had to follow every tip in one magazine, which publication would you choose?
As for me, I know that I wouldn’t pick the Martha Stewart magazine. Art class was a form of torture for me, so forget that. House Beautiful would be nice—if I had unlimited funds. I think I would go for something like Cosmopolitan which has articles like “30 Things to do with a Naked Man”. Now that I could do.
So what about you? If you had to follow every tip in one magazine, which magazine would it be?