Inscribed first printing of the renowned parenting manual on "helping your daughter survive cliques, gossip, boyfriends, & other realities of adolescence" – and the basis for the film MEAN GIRLS.
QUEEN BEES & WANNABES
"Wiseman's work has become a foundational text to a whole generation of then-adolescent women" – Bridget Read
Co-founder of the nonprofit Empower, Wiseman was teaching seminars in DC-area schools on psychological wellness when she was profiled in a cover story by THE NEW YORK TIMES; the reaction to the article led to Wiseman's book, which in turn led to MEAN GIRLS – Tina Fey read the book and pitched it to Lorne Michaels, then wrote the fictional plot herself based on the arc of the nonfiction book. The influence is most clearly evident in the school apology session towards the end of the movie, a move taken directly from Wiseman's own "Apologies Day" seminars. A defining book of the era.
Read more: Read, "It's Been 17 Years Since We First Heard About Mean Girls—Have We Learned Anything?" in Vogue, 23 April 2018; Talbot, "Girls Just Want to Be Mean," in The New York Times, 24 February 2002.
New York: Crown Publishers, (2002). Full title: Queen Bees & Wannabees: Helping Your Daughter Survive Cliques, Gossip, Boyfriends, and Other Realities of Adolescence. 9.25'' x 6''. Original quarter black, dark green paper boards, gilt-lettered spine. In original unclipped ($24.00) color photographic dust jacket designed by Whitney Cookman. xiv, 336,  pages. Inscribed by Wiseman in black ink on title page: "To ____ Always hold your head high! Rosalind." Faint creasing to jacket extremities.
Fine in near-fine jacket.
The Fine Print
We work hard to meet our ethical responsibilty to describe our material accurately. All items are guaranteed as described and may be returned for any reason within 10 days. Please notify us before mailing a return.
We guarantee the authenticity of our items. All items are original (meaning not facsimiles or reproductions), first editions (i.e. first printings), unless otherwise noted. TPM is a member of the Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America and upholds their Code of Ethics.
All items subject to prior sale. Domestic orders over $250 and international orders over $500 ship gratis. We use USPS unless otherwise requested. Expedited, overnight, or international shipping, as well as other carriers, may carry additional costs beyond quoted rates. All orders receive tracking information and a direct contact in case of any questions.
We accept all major credit cards, Paypal, Venmo, check, money order, and bank wire. We are happy to accomodate institutional buyers' needs. Sales tax will be added to applicable purchases.
If for any reason you are dissatisfied with your purchase, please contact us. We prioritize our long-term relationships far above any individual purchase, and we want you to love your item as much as we loved cataloguing it.