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Living In Spin

ZoŽ Romanowsky

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Are the female media elite, who edit the women's magazines we buy and host the news programs we watch, feeding us negative, destructive messages that don't reflect our lives? In her new book, 'Spin Sisters', Myrna Blyth answers yes.

Borders Bookstore is busy as usual. I head to the new release table to look for Myrna Blyth's book Spin Sisters, How the Women of the Media Sell Unhappiness and Liberalism to the Women of America. With a New York Times review and a little buzz, I figure it'll be staring at me somewhere between Ann Coulter and Al Franken.

Wrong. I wander the aisles for 15 minutes wondering if I dreamed this book up. Finally I ask for help. An employee leads me downstairs to a back room and--voila--there it is, tucked away on a bottom shelf behind some CDs.

Is Katie Couric in charge of Borders' bookshelf displays these days?

If you've read Spin Sisters, you get my Katie joke. If you haven't, here's the gist of Blyth's book: The female media elite, who edit the women's magazines we buy and host the news magazine programs we watch, are subtly feeding us negative, destructive messages that don't reflect our lives.

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Posted: 9/9/04



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