Man Repeller by Leandra Medine
Seeking Love. Finding Overalls.

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Humorous, insightful and sometimes-sparkling essays that will appeal to readers interested in the pure fun of fashion.
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Silk parachute pants. A gold lamé jumpsuit. Ankle boots with fringe. Were these fashion-forward items sending men running in the opposite direction? Maybe, but Leandra Medine never cared.

Slipping into drop-crotch shorts and a boxed sequin blazer in the dressing room of Topshop in downtown Manhattan, a brokenhearted Leandra had an epiphany. Looking in the mirror, she suddenly realized she didn't have a boyfriend because of the way she dressed. And the more she thought about it, the more she realized that such outfits said a lot about her life-romantic and otherwise.

Now, in her first book, the acclaimed blogger and fashion darling recounts her most significant memories through the lens of her sartorial choices. With her signature sass, blunt honesty, and some personal photos, Leandra shares details of the night she lost her virginity right down to the pair of white tube socks she forgot to take off, as well as when and why she realized her grandma's vintage Hermès ostrich skin clutch could hold much more than just keys and a cell phone. Through it all, she proves you don't need to compromise even your most repellent qualities to find your way into that big white dress (and an organza moto jacket). See? You can have your yeti and wear it, too.

Showcasing the singular voice that has won Leandra millions of fans, this book is a collection of awkwardly funny experiences, a sweet love story, and above all, a reminder to celebrate and embrace a world made for women, by women.
 

About Leandra Medine

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Leandra Medine founded and writes The Man Repeller, a humorous website about serious fashion. It was listed as one of Time magazine's 25 Best Blogs of 2012 and she was recognized as one of Forbes' 30 Under 30 in the field of Art and Style. She lives in downtown New York City with her husband and a topless stuffed doll that looks like Marc Jacobs. Visit her at www.manrepeller.com.
 
Published September 10, 2013 by Grand Central Publishing. 247 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Arts & Photography, Computers & Technology, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction
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Humorous, insightful and sometimes-sparkling essays that will appeal to readers interested in the pure fun of fashion.

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