The Salon piece also mentioned Miss Abigail, a treasury of antiquated advice, which seems a good point to mention both Sir Charles Grandiose‘s hysterical upper-class-twit advice column and the copy of the 1928 edition of What a Young Boy Ought to Know sitting on my bookshelf. Now that’s advice!

Ooh! Ooh! A Salon article on guides to being girlie mentioned in passing that Lynn of Mystery Date: One Gal’s Guide to Good Stuff, one of the dandiest zines I remember from the mid-Nineties (although it and paled, like everything else, before the awesome juggernaut of weird trivia that was Johnny Marr‘s Murder Can Be Fun), has a book coming out next year! Lynn knows everything, and I’m sure her book will be just dandy. But what happened to all the other books we were going to see from those zinesters of yesteryear? Did the Web suck up all the publishing dollars that were going to go to people like Al Hoff and Johnny Marr?

The Salon piece also mentioned Miss Abigail, a treasury of antiquated advice, which seems a good point to mention both Sir Charles Grandiose‘s hysterical upper-class-twit advice column and the copy of the 1928 edition of What a Young Boy Ought to Know sitting on my bookshelf. Now that’s advice! None