Title: Free Woman
Author: Katharine Brush
Cover artist: Barye Phillips
Yours for: $12
Best things about this cover:
- This cover never fails to make me laugh—it's such a simple, visually succinct statement of the evils of the Career Girl. "Why does mommy hate us, daddy?" "Because she's a selfish harpy, Timmy. All women are. You'll learn."
- Or maybe she's just trying on a new suit at the department suit. "How do I look, dear?" "Well Timmy hates it, right Timmy?" "Something's wrong with my right foot, daddy."
- I like her gloves. A lot. I also like how she's verrrry subtly giving those two the middle finger.
- She is literally looking down her nose at them. "You two—bring the car around."
Best things about this back cover:
- "Jon is not your son. He sprang forth fully formed from my head. Now, bring the car around!"
- "At the height of her success, disaster struck, and she was ruined." Spoiler alert!
- "Like any unruly horse, she was broken by a man..."
She had finished school in June, and in September the first fruits awaited her—she was to be Director of Athletics, spelled that way in capitals, at a fashionable school for girls in Pennsylvania.
Oooh, capital letters. That *is* fashionable.
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