Monday, October 8, 2012

Girl Talk Book - 1980s




I loved this book, Girl Talk, in the early 1980s.

When I was a preteen, I adored a book written by Molly Douglas called Girl Talk. Published by Weekly Reader in 1981, Girl Talk was, "A Guide to Beauty, Fashion and Health" and included important hygiene, fashion and beauty tips, drawings and information for young girls.

I especially enjoyed the black and white drawings -- the book became my girl bible and I brought it to sleepovers and camp to share the info I learned with other girls my age. 



Does anyone remember this gem? Someone was selling it on Etsy for $3.50. Click the link to view details about Girl Talk.

7 comments:

leftylimbo said...

Classic. I don't recall anything like that for boys at the time. That may explain why I didn't even start using any hairstyling product until about '84, with the arrival of "Dep" hair gel.

I'm convinced the '80s was the last decade where it was fashionable to tuck in shirts.

Anonymous said...

I have one of these! I'd never heard of them until recently when a friend got me one from the thrift store as a gag gift.

It's now in our bookcase, next to White Trash Cooking and Learning & Memory.

CONCERTCHICK said...

OMG, I had this book as a kid . . .

Diane said...

I still have mine!

Alexandriaweb said...

My mam has a bunch of Girl Talk Annuals, and The Jackie!

Erika said...

Are we really supposed to be brushing our hair upside down? I have been messing that one up for years.

Amy Lynn said...

I had a different 1980s advice book with the same title, Girl Talk by Carol Weston. It was REALLY comprehensive. The author even included a description of her "first time."

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