I Can't Be Good All the Time: An Anne Taintor Collection

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Chronicle Books, 2003 - Art - 112 pages
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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 enjoy deliciously less-than-well-mannered thoughts. ("Had she made him suffer enough...how could she be sure?") A collection of Taintor's best-loved images on the fun and folly of romance, I Can't Be Good All the Time includes nearly 100 images of nice ladies saying exactly what they mean - and it isn't pretty. We never said it would be pretty.

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User Review  - sweetiegherkin - LibraryThing

This book contains a variety of vintage artwork with modern-day, snarky captions overlaying them. If you are familiar with Anne Taintor's work (pretty ubiquitious at this point, being featured on ... Read full review

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User Review  - xicanti - LibraryThing

Anne Taintor's art is everywhere these days. Her images adorn everything from notebooks to magnets to tissues. This book, published in 2003, compiles many of her pieces in one location for those of us ... Read full review

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About the author (2003)

Anne Taintor is a relatively good girl with a slightly checkered past. She now lives in a straw-bale house in rural New Mexico.

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