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No no no (this is not a zine)

No no no (this is not a zine) / Kim R. Cody.
Columbus, OH: the author, 2009-
v. : ill. ; 22 cm.
Kim, a mail artist in her 50s, writes about her college-aged daughter, the recent death of her mother, and her entrance into the zine world as an older zine publisher. The zines contain illustrations, photographs, poems, and some handwriting. In issue 1, she writes a response to a friend's dislike of Charles Bukowski, reviews the art show "Andy Warhol: Other Voices, Other Rooms" at the Wexner Center for the Arts in Columbus, OH, gushes about her grocery store cashier crush, and includes an essay on why men with glasses look "smexy" with pictures of anime characters as proof. In issue 2 she tells stories about mail art that she has exchanged with strangers, importance of poetry, and riding a rollercoaster for the first time at Busch Gardens. The focus of issue 2 is on Kim's mother, who passed away from stomach cancer. Her hoarding tendencies created a lot of difficulty for making final arrangements and made Kim recognize problems in her own life. Kim also discusses Barack Obama and the 2008 election. Issue 3 is two attempts at a 24-hour zine put together. Topics include the weirdness of online social networking, ageism and stereotypes in the strained conversation between the Baby Boomers and Generation X, gardening, family stories, and the difficulty of finding women's jeans that fit. In issue 4, Kim reflects on Steve Jobs's death, the disappearance of LiveJournal, the destruction of her old typewriter, and reading "Infinite Jest." She also writes about thrift shopping and references the "White Elephants" zine by Katie Haegele. Issue 5 is about cleaning, finding relics along with old poetry and the role of a white middle-aged homemaker in zine culture. It is the final issue.
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Gift of the author, donated in 2011- 2012.
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October 6, 2012
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