"I Ate Like a Fashion Editor for a Day and..."
September 10, 2018 7:59 PM   Subscribe

"I ate like a fashion editor for a day, and how do you even do this shit" chronicles Deadspin writer Tom Ley's attempt to consume former Elle editor Anne Slowey's mostly wine-and-water diet during Free Pizza Day at the office. posted by Unicorn on the cob (8 comments total)

This post was deleted for the following reason: Hey, sorry, this article and its companion article are edging on ... trying on disordered eating seemingly for no purpose and without much insight to show for it; on balance it seems better to skip this? -- LobsterMitten

Bookended with I Ate Like a Football Player and Suffered Like a Blogger
posted by Ghidorah at 8:27 PM on September 10, 2018

Reminds me of the ‘70 wine and eggs diet that has been going around Twitter. I guess you could swing it if you had nothing to do all day but fit into clothes and judge people, which was a large part of Helen Gurley Brown’s job.

Sometimes I feel bad about all the times when I was a teen and called certain girls “airheads” or “ditzy.” No wonder they stared and said what? all the time. They weren’t fucking eating!
posted by Countess Elena at 8:44 PM on September 10, 2018 [6 favorites]

Helen Gurley Brown was the editor of a very successful magazine. The April 1972 issue presented Burt Reynolds, naked on a bearskin rug. That issue sold 1.55 million copies. From 1965 to 1972, Helen doubled the magazine’s circulation and advertising revenue. Any9ne who thinks all she did was “fit into clothes and judge people” is clueless.
posted by Ideefixe at 8:59 PM on September 10, 2018 [6 favorites]

I love that this article about self-starvation is punctuated with ads for The Purge.
posted by The Underpants Monster at 9:09 PM on September 10, 2018

It was a joke. I’m well aware that Brown was an extremely accomplished woman. She was also thoroughly focused on image to the degree that her feminism has been a matter of fierce debate, not relevant here.
posted by Countess Elena at 9:15 PM on September 10, 2018

The whole premise of the article is "I will follow this person's diet," and then... they don't follow their diet.

posted by muddgirl at 9:22 PM on September 10, 2018 [2 favorites]

Anorexia is funny!
posted by mr_roboto at 9:23 PM on September 10, 2018

Like eating the whole block of cheese and a whole jar of olives because they're starving, great. But they didn't even bother to start out with supplements?
posted by muddgirl at 9:23 PM on September 10, 2018

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