Alice in Tumblr-Land

And Other Fairy Tales for a New Generation

By Tim Manley
(Penguin Books, Hardcover, 9780143124795, 265pp.)

Publication Date: November 5, 2013

List Price: $20.00*
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Description
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.



About the Author
Tim Manley is the author and illustrator of Alice in Tumblr-land: And Other Fairy Tales for a New Generation. Jen Lee is the director and producer of Indie Kindred, a documentary about creative collaboration. They both perform in live shows and met through the New York City storytelling scene. The Alice in Tumblr-land Book Release Party and Storytelling Show was held on November 14, 2013. The final U.S. screening of the 2013 Indie Kindred Tour was in Brooklyn, two nights later. This correspondence begins October 9, 2013.
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