Are you hungry for a little book of big, wicked quips and bold bon mots? Itâs sad but true: Not everyone has a regulation size coffee table in their homes, where they can display their oversized picture books. Thatâs why this is such a handy item. It measures only eight inches square and will fit the tiniest of tables or TV trays. But size isnât everything (?). Itâs whatâs inside that counts. Tim Wrightâs Raging Beauties: Confessions & Advice is delightfully retro, with full color illustrations that hearken back to the â50s and Donna Reed/ Harriet Nelson type women of perfection and obedience; but the nostalgia has been given edgy captions that will help bring out oneâs inner bitch. Queens everywhere will identify and discover newer and better ways of being bitchy. These witty one-liners will entertain you and your guests for hours.
A special feature of this book that is truly unique is the attached Wheel of Being. It isnât labeled such, so I just named it myself. This clever device allows the reader to rotate the dial on the front cover to select from a series of states of being. You can either pick a command to suit your mood â such as âBe Inspired,â âBe Sassy,â âBe a Bitchâ â or spin the dial with eyes closed to use it as a daily fortune telling device. My cover currently urges, âBe Brilliant.â
Here follows just a small sample of what lies beneath the covers of this book. Beauty is very important in a queerâs life: âWe spend hours in front of the mirror âŠ for just a few minutes between the sheets;â âRoses may be romantic, but jewelry is much more practical,â And what drag queen hasnât confessed, âI can barely breathe in this damn dress, but I look fabulous!â
For those who are fighting for equality, consider this: âMarriage is finding that one special person to annoy for the rest of your life.â And if itâs equality in the workplace you seek, check this: âEmployee of the month? How about just giving me a damn raise?!â Monogamy gets a slap in the face with: âSure I cheated first. Iâve always been a trendsetter.â
In the bitch category: âDonât let the sweet and innocent act fool you. Remember, you canât judge a bitch by her cover.â In a sweet little black and white photo pasted in an album is a matronly woman holding a little dog. But the caption is rather telling: âI think we get along so well because we are both bitches.â And one last bitch bit: âBitches donât talk behind your back; they say it to your face.â
Wright is the creator and owner of The Wright Card Company. He has been fashioning his one-of-a-kind, retro-themed greeting cards, magnets, journals, mugs, and other unique vintage-inspired items and gifts for more than ten years. He has brought together this fabulous collection of sassy gals speaking their minds to pay homage to all the years spent hanging out in the kitchen with his mother, grandmother, and sisters, where he listened to every word, and says he loved every minute of it! Wright lives in San Francisco, where he is free to be both bitchy and clever.
Do go right out this very minute and pick up a bunch of copies at Under One Roof in the Castro or order online at Wrightcardco.com. You know you have plenty of friends who either need a fresh, new bitchiness or need special encouragement to come out bitchy. I will leave you with one last zinger: âSure, I have rules; but life is more fun when you leave them at home!â