*For history buffs: The title comes from a very common 1970s advertising campaign that had a feminist bent. Unfortunately, the ads were for cigarettes.
This was rather poignant-- in the 1970s, writing was still something that one could use for a career without too much difficulty. I considered a career in journalism myself, but now I am always worried for journalism majors!
This was definitely a white, middle class story, but also a great feminist one. I'd love to see graphic novels about people from various cultural backgrounds, and if they are also historical, so much the better! This is a great way to administer historical information to readers who might shy away from novels.
Like Holms' Sunny books, this one made me ridiculously happy, since it covers a period of time during my own childhood. Will probably purchase at least two copies. I do sort of wish the cover were avocado green, though. Or maybe purple. Or orange. Better if it were a plaid of all three-- that would have captured the colors of the time! I was a little surprised that girls wore jeans to school; we weren't allowed until 1976.