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It's All That Glitters book review

"Snazzy is as Snazzy Does!"
Gwen Joy is an artist who specializes in colorful folk art paintings. 
Life experience is her subject matter which is translated in a lyrical/mythical fashion.
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In It's All That Glitters a book published by Schiffer books author and photographer Brian C. Janes documents various burlesque performers in their homes. It is a visual treat! Really one can learn so much by seeing someone's home. Plenty of design lore and quirkiness to take in. Expect to see a lot of retro relics, feminine hosiery and feathers. You can see interests ranging from 80s soundtracks to taxidermy. All share a huge appetite for popular culture and history. A ton of videos, records, and books. The performers also talk about their performing styles, beliefs regarding sexuality, sensuality and burlesque, their mentors, and who and/or what inspired them to take up their creative, fun and spontaneous endeavor. Quite a few were freed from mental hangups after performing. I was delighted to see local burlesque stars Satori Circus, Goldie Adore, and Audra Kubat in this collection. I was given this book to review. This is my first book review of a monthly series. You can purchase this delightful and fun book at