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Maya Van Wagenen

A touchingly honest, candidly hysterical memoir from breakout teen author Maya Van WagenenStuck at the bottom of the social ladder at "pretty much the lowest level of people at school who aren't paid to be here," Maya Van Wagenen decided to begin a unique social experiment: spend the school year following a 1950s popularity guide, written by former teen model Betty Cornell. Can curlers, girdles, Vaseline, and a strand of pearls help Maya on her quest to be popular? The real-life results are painful, funny, and include a wonderful and unexpected surprise—meeting and befriending Betty Cornell herself. Told with humor and grace, Maya's journey offers readers of all ages a thoroughly contemporary example of kindness and self-confidence.

A touchingly honest, candidly hysterical memoir from breakout teen author Maya Van WagenenStuck at the bottom of the social ladder at "pretty much the lowest level of people at school who aren't paid to be here," Maya Van Wagenen decided to begin a unique social experiment: spend the school year following a 1950s popularity guide, written by former teen model Betty Cornell. Can curlers, girdles, Vaseline, and a strand of pearls help Maya on her quest to be popular? The real-life results are painful, funny, and include a wonderful and unexpected surprise—meeting and befriending Betty Cornell herself. Told with humor and grace, Maya's journey offers readers of all ages a thoroughly contemporary example of kindness and self-confidence.
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A touchingly honest, candidly hysterical memoir from breakout teen author Maya Van WagenenStuck at the bottom of the social ladder at "pretty much the lowest level of people at school who aren't paid to be here," Maya Van Wagenen decided to begin a unique social experiment: spend the school year following a 1950s popularity guide, written by former teen model Betty Cornell. Can curlers, girdles, Vaseline, and a strand of pearls help Maya on her quest to be popular? The real-life results are painful, funny, and include a wonderful and unexpected surprise—meeting and befriending Betty Cornell herself. Told with humor and grace, Maya's journey offers readers of all ages a thoroughly contemporary example of kindness and self-confidence.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Amber Faith, Lee Adams

Length:

6h 43m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:17


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

00:11


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

03:54


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

09:53


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

41:53


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

40:10


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

31:42


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

36:48


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

39:52


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

25:58


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

34:43


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

58:29


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

01:16:05


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

03:00


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

00:48