DAZZLING DIVAS, DAMES, DAMSELS & Their MISS Cellaneous MS. Adventures
by LorrieGay Marlow
Simultaneously a commentary on pop-culture, a clever piece of word-PLAY, and just a really cool looking book, Dazzling Divas, Dames and Damsels... is both a picture book of imaginary and idiosyncratic damsels (sort of Jorge-Luis-Borges-Book-of-Imaginary-Beings-light), and also an irreverent examination of the many ways girls and women can be grown, evolved, and also distorted by the culture they live in. Peopled with the colorfully illustrated likes of the multi-ethnic diva Ms.Cegenation; the famed radio "psychologist”(Ms. Ogynist) who enjoys phenomenal success on the basis of her browbeating of her female callers; the glorious hedonist Ms. Behavin', the ensemble cast also includes interior designer Ms. En Scene; the intriguing Ms. Terious; tense New Yorker Ms. Ann Thrope; that most Sadie Thompson of girls Miss Used; Ms. Judge and her innocent target Miss Judged, and that antebellum former Southern belle, Ol' Miss. But, to paraphrase that most irreverent and alluring of animated heroines Jessica Rabbit: "They're not bad. They're just drawn that way!"
Behaves to suit her own damn self 'cause it "ain't nobody's business if I do!" Takes such joy in how great it feels just to be in her own skin, she could care less about the censorious glances of others. Her motto: Those that can…DO! Those who can't oughta find a way to!"
She's determined to have the best of ALL worlds if only to thumb her metaphorical nose at the kids on both sides who made her schooldays a multi-ethnic hell. She’s flinging her hair around, whether it’s curly or straight that day! A multi-cultural, multi-ethnic diva, no checking merely one box for her…unless it's "Other!"