All for a Story by Allison Pittman – 10 Book Giveaway!

Allison Pittman’s new novel, All for a Story, is a fascinating look at life in the 1920s, specifically the life of the modern women. The main character, Monica Brisbane, writes a popular gossip column for a local Washington D.C. newspaper, when the newspaper changes ownership she’s given the task of infiltrating and reporting on an Anti-Flirt Society.

What’s an Anti-Flirt Society you may be asking?

I looked into this, and it’s an interesting piece of history. According to an article in the Washington Post published March 28, 1923, an “Anti-Flirt Club” was started to combat the problem of motorists giving unwanted attention to women as they passed.  The Anti-Flirt Club even organized an Anti-Flirt week which took place in March of 1923. Some of the colorfully worded rules the women lived by were:

Don’t accept rides from flirting motorists—they don’t invite you in to save you a walk.

Don’t go out with men you don’t know—they may be married, and you may be in for a hair-pulling match.

Don’t fall for the slick, dandified cake eater—the unpolished gold of a real man is worth more than the gloss of a lounge lizard.

People in the 1920s really had a flair for dramatic language. Sadly, the Anti-Flirt Week only happened once.
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To learn more about what happens to Monica Brisbane and the Anti-Flirt Society, check out All for a Storyclick here to learn more.

Wait, there’s more! We’re giving away 10 copies of All for a Story, all you have to do is fill out the form below, or leave a comment on this post letting us know you shared this giveaway with your friends. We’ll choose 10 winners on 10/25.

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