More than 150 Fake Adders correctly identified last month’s Fake Ad for Boundaries Books on page 71 of the June issue.
The ad referred to Little Womyn, a reboot of Little Women seen through a feminist lens. “The name Bicknell is cleverly (of course!) disguised in the 2nd & 3rd rows of text (‘squab’ and ‘Ick’, etc.),” wrote Diane Fenske. “I’ve probably read Little Women over 20 times over my lifetime, so this ad caught my eye–I just can’t recall any discussion of the March girls and squab … nicely done!”
Not everyone was thrilled with the idea of a revised classic. “Poor Louisa May Alcott would be turning over in her grave to know her beloved classic was ‘reimagined’ in such a way. Ick for sure!” wrote Cheryl Gibbs.
The name of author Earhart Stanton was our combination of Amelia Earhart and Elizabeth Cady Stanton. But the always educational David Karl added another bit of information in his entry: “Interesting name for the Little Womyn author, Earhart Stanton,” Karl wrote. “Samuel ‘Edwin’ Stanton Earhart was the aviatrix Amelia Earhart’s father.”
Ann Arbor is awesome.
Our winner was Mike Thomsen. He’s taking his gift certificate to Marnee Thai.
To enter this month’s contest, find the fake ad and follow the instructions in the box at the bottom of the July issue’s Back Page. The fake ad always contains the name of last month’s winner in some form.