WACKY CHICKS: LIFE LESSONS FROM FEARLESSLY INAPPROPRIATE AND FABULOUSLY ECCENTRIC WOMEN (2014) The man who changed the way we view window-shopping now hopes to alter our vision of wild women. The famed window dresser for Barneys New… Nonfiction
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WACKY CHICKS: LIFE LESSONS FROM FEARLESSLY INAPPROPRIATE AND FABULOUSLY ECCENTRIC WOMEN (2014)

EW's GRADE
B

Details Writer: Simon Doonan; Genre: Nonfiction

The man who changed the way we view window-shopping now hopes to alter our vision of wild women. The famed window dresser for Barneys New York revels in gals who happen to be ''a tad Ab Fab.'' From a 6'2'', former drug-using fashion designer -- turned -- part-time park ranger named Spider (who lives with 38 lizards) to actress and cheeseball maker Amy Sedaris, this square-pegs bonanza and how-to guide is peppered with fashion tips and French phrases, bien sur! Doonan goes a bit wacky himself, kneeling at the altar of these narcissistic women. Still, we benefit from his overzealous research: Who knew '70s celeb reporter Rona Barrett is now hawking her own line of lavender-based beauty and food products? Bon appetit!

Originally posted May 09, 2003 Published in issue #709 May 09, 2003 Order article reprints