The authors of the beloved bad celebrity fashion-skewering blog GoFugYourself and now a novel for young adults called “Spoiled,” graced the Macy’s Impulse section with their smiling faces yesterday. Fans lined up to get their copies signed (if you spent $50 you got a free book!), ate cupcakes, sipped champagne and got free manis. All around, it was a pretty darn good deal. And the girls of honor, Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgan, could not have been nicer. They made their adoring fans love them even more by being totally down to earth and clearly loving the fact that people were psyched about their site and their new book. I myself was so excited to meet them that I couldn’t get my voice recorder to work, so I have to try to remember what we talked about from memory. Here’s the gist:
Jessica has never felt guilty for bashing a celebrity’s fashion choices. “You have to stand by what you write,” she said. Heather felt a little one time after she wrote about how bad Kylie Minogue’s hair looked, and later realized the photo in question had been taken shortly after her recovery from breast cancer. Readers called her on making fun of poor Kylie’s post-chemo hair, but Heather had seen a photo of the Australian pop singers hair looking fab just the day before, so her previous health issues were not at all part of the equation, she said. Still, it made her feel a little bad, and reminded her to keep in mind the context of a celebrity’s unfortunate choices.
The Fug Girls did not sell their site to Celebuzz, they simply have an ad distribution deal with the the company.
Writing a novel together was not as challenging as it seems (to me, anyway), mainly because they had a solid outline that they relied on to keep them organized.
I can’t wait to read it, even though I haven’t been a young adult for decades! I have a feeling I will enjoy it as much as JLO loves catsuits, just as Heather wished me to on the inside cover of my copy of Spoiled.