I Can't Be Good All the Time: An Anne Taintor Collection
by Anne Taintor
Do you feel a sin coming on? Do you want to look cheap? Do you ignore your mother's well-meant advice? Anne Taintor is speaking your language. This first-ever collection of her wildly popular artwork celebrates the pleasures of being bad in a good girl's world. Taintor's sassy, saucy creations pair vintage illustrations with witty new slogans, and her well-mannered women e...more
Paperback, 112 pages
Published August 1st 2003 by Chronicle Books
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Anne Taintor specialises in retro pictures with captions from the point of view of a rapacious, man-hating lady-who-lunches. She is always beautifully dressed in a 50s style and sees life from an entirely cynical view. A Christmas card showing a small, intimidated child reads, "You saw Santa kissing no one, you understand?". A cosmetic bag says, ""High maintenance" doesn't even begin to cover it." "Just file it under who cares" is another one. They don't read particularly well without the illust...more
I picked this up for my 70 year old grandma, who will get a kick out of it. It is a book of classic old time phots of ladies looking like ladies, but the words, which represent their thoughts, are not what you'd think. It's funny. Conversational. A bit too much for me, but Nana will love it!
A humorous collection of illustrations from the 1950s era, captioned with phrases that are rude and anachronistic to create a delightfully wicked result. It is good for a few laughs, a conversation piece, a funny gift for the right kind of female friend. (Devoutly religious, prudish, militantly feminist, underage, humorless, and extremely conservative are terms that describe the WRONG kind of female friend to give this book to.)